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The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler
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Oct 27, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, re-telling
Read in October, 2010

I needed a light read to break me out of a depressive spiral and this book fit the bill perfectly. Today's fairytale retellings fall into 2 categories: those that ring true to the original story while still providing a fresh perspective, and those that try too hard to be "original" or complex and end up as unsatisfying disappointments. I'm happy to say that, for me, this book fell into the first category. I felt Zita's joy and anguish with her sisters and found the descriptions to be delicious in their simplicity. All in all, a fabulous quick read that triumphs with a shining happily-ever-after.

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