Title: The Goose Girl
Author: Shannon Hale
Release Date: August 2003
Series: The Books of Bayern #1
5 STARS: I LOVED IT!!!
Anidora-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree spent the first years of her life listening to her aunt’s incredible stories, and learning the language of the birds. Little knowing how valuable her aunt’s strange knowledge would prove to be when she grew older. From the Grimm’s fairy tale of the princess who became a goose girl before she could become a queen, Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original and magical tale of a girl who must understand her own incredible talents before she can overcome those who wish her harm.
Ani is the princess of Kildenree sent to marry a prince from a neighboring country. Things don’t go according to plan, and she ends up in hiding as a goose girl. I love the friends she makes along the way. They are fierce friends, brave and determined . . . funny too.
The romantic scenes are just too cute. I love to go back and re-read some of my favorite parts. A great read!