Monday, August 07, 2006

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

Fairest is the story of Aza, the daughter of an inn keeper, who lives in a town where beauty is worshiped, beauty of voice beyond all and though Aza’s voice is beautiful beyond belief her face is hideous. Her beautiful voice and unusual talent to throw her voice, which she calls illusing, lands her a spot next to the vain queen as her lady in waiting who is forcing her to illuse . Find out how Aza turns out in Gail Carson Levine’s Fairest.

I never liked fairy tales with their simple plots and cliche endings so when I picked up Gail Carson Levine’s Fairest I expected nothing more than a 2-bit retelling of Snow White. What I found was something entirely different. Gail Carson Levine takes the story of Snow White to a new high. Female fans of the Ella Enchanted and The Two Sisters of Bamaree will not be disappointed. Each page reminds you why Levine is loved my millions of fans everywhere and this book will only add to her ever-growing list of fans.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 8
Reviewer Age: 16
Reviewer City, State and Country: Starkville, MS USA