Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine

Title: The Two Princesses of Bamarre
Author: Gail Carson Levine
Reviewer: Karen
Genre: Junior Fantasy
Rating: Love
Alerts/Warnings: None
Premise: "With her adventurous sister, Meryl, suffering from the the Grey death meek and timid Princess Addie sets out to find a cure." (King County Library System)
Opinions: This is a intriguing book about the underlying character of people. Meryl has always been the sister in her family who talks and dreams of adventures and who constantly trains to eventually go on those adventures. Addie, however, is scared of everything and lives comfortably in her sister's shadow. However, when a dire situation makes the two sisters switch roles and Addie has to go fight untold dangers in order to save Meryl's life the two sisters learn the true selves that lie hidden within. I really enjoyed seeing Addie overcome her fears and learn what she is truly capable of, though there were times that her timidity drove me a little nuts. I was glad to see how she blossomed as she had to battle ogres, griffins, dragons and much, much more. Overall I found this an enjoyable, easy read.

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