Sunday, 12 September 2010

River Secrets by Shannon Hale

This is the third book in the series, The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. Here is my review for the first book and here for the second book.

The first book is told by Princess Anidori/Isi and the second is told by her friend Enna. This third book is about their friend, Razo an animal worker in the Bayern kingdom. Razo has always wanted to be in the King's army, however only City people can, not lowly Forest Borns. So it's a big surprise for Razo when the King asks him to join the army. Nobody respects him as he is not a great fighter like everybody else. Can Razo prove himself? All of his friends are in love, can he find the woman of his dreams? This is a fantastic book for anybody who loves fantasy books! I give it a nine out of ten!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

The next book that I am going to review is The Secret Countess by Eva Ibbotson.

This is a fantastic novel by a great author. It is about an eighteen year old Russian countess (Anna) who is forced to flee her country, leaving all her riches and wonderful life behind her, in 1917. She reaches England with nothing but her old governess, Miss Pinfold aka Pinny, her ill mother and her little brother. Anna understands that there must be something she can do to help and she soon secures herself with a job as a servant for an English aristocratic family. But Anna gradually starts to fall in love with the young earl of the family and as she does so it gets harder and harder for her real identity to remain anything more than a secret.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend by Cora Harrison

This is a great book, which was set on a true story about Jane Austen's cousin - Jenny.
In this novel Jenny goes to stay with her cousin, Jane, when they were both in their teenage years. This novel is written like a diary, all about Jenny's worries, her cousin and all of Jane's handsome brothers and also about how Jenny falls in love with a dashing young man for the first time in her life after meeting him unexpectedly. This is a great novel especially if you love anything about the life of Jane Austen. I give this novel a nine out of ten!