Author: Shannon Hale
Genre: Young Audult/Fantasy/Fiction
Miri wants nothing more than to work with the rest of her village, digging up Linder in the quarry. But she’s too small – her father won’t let her. So she tends the goats, dreaming every day… then, her world changes. The King’s priests have divined that the prince’s future wife will come from Mount Eskel. Every eligable girl is sent to a Princess Academy to learn how to become a princess fit for a prince – in a year.
I love Shannon Hale, and this book was no exception. It wasn’t as good as the Books of Bayern, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. It was very imaginative and entertaining, a good fantasy yarn with no negative elements except some mild romance (which seems a little ridiculous coming from 14-and-15 year olds, but hey. A kiss on the cheek is as far as it goes).
The “Creator God” is mentioned twice, and it is mentioned his ‘priests divined’ where the princess would come from once or twice, but that’s it.
4 out of 5 stars