Great Retelling

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I've never read Goose Girl, so I don't know how it compares, but I loved Margaret Owens's version of this story. The pacing was a little slow at parts, but I loved the unique delivery. The illustrations in the book were also amazing. I mean, just because I grew up doesn't mean I don't want amazing art in my books. So thank you!

Vanja is a morally grey character, which means I was instantly in love. Out with the traditional heroes. Give me all the questionable decisions. The setting and the German influence were the cherry on the top too. I loved it and don't know of anything that compares. Medieval settings are usually English-based, but Owens blew that out of the water and broke molds.

"Once upon a time, there was a girl as cunning as the fox in winter, as hungry as the wolf at first frost, and cold as the icy wind that kept them at each other's throats." I love that quote so much. If that doesn't make you want to read it, I don't know what will.