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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2018-completed-reads, fairy-tale, magic, romania, royalty, fantasy, 2018-beat-the-backlist
Recommended for: Fans of clean and meaningful fairy tales


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This is the most beautiful fairy tale I've read. The tale tells the story of two beautiful sisters, who are very dear to one another. Their happiness bleeds into the lives of everyone around them. Daughters of the king and queen, the young women had no desire to be married off, as they knew it would cause a divide in their relationship. But when the two come across a prince from a far-away land in the woods, they both eventually fall for him.

A fissure in their relationship begins to form when both girls realize their love for Ilario. But when Ilario returns Mora's attention and not Corona's, his intentions are clear. Soon he asks for Mora's hand in marriage. Before they are wed, he falls deathly ill. Out of her love for her sister and Ilario both, Corona offers to embark on a journey to find a witch who may have the cure for the ailing prince. Corona's journey is treacherous and changes her character immensely.

This is a beautiful story of selfless, but heart-wrenching sacrifice, and how powerful pure love is. However, this tale also proves that love does not guarantee happiness, as Corona's character exhibits. Furthermore, true love is sacrifice. There is so much to take away from this story. One cannot help but feel the anguish Corona endures, as she does not allow her love for Ilario to surpass or taint the purity of the love she has for her sister and her sister's happiness. The tale concludes in a way that is neither satisfactory nor disappointing. It definitely makes one think, and appreciate the power of pure love because it is rare.

My Rating: ★★★★★
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Reading Progress

February 11, 2018 – Shelved
February 11, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
February 11, 2018 – Shelved as: up-next
February 12, 2018 – Started Reading
February 16, 2018 –
February 16, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018-completed-reads
February 16, 2018 – Shelved as: fairy-tale
February 16, 2018 – Shelved as: magic
February 16, 2018 – Shelved as: romania
February 16, 2018 – Shelved as: royalty
February 16, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy
February 16, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018-beat-the-backlist
February 16, 2018 – Finished Reading

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