The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
I did exactly what my mother told me not to do last night, stay up late and read a book all the way through. I have been in a reading slump for a while having drowned in children’s books this semester and my adult book well I started it in the summer and am about halfway through. I thought a quick something I’ve really wanted to read would get me back in the groove. Addie is afraid of everything. Her sister Meryl is the brave one who protects her. Then the tables are turned and Addie must take up the dangerous quest her sister has always sworn to do. Addie may be a princess but she reads like your average young woman. I think everyone either is an Addie or a Meryl and whether it is a friend or a sibling you have the other sister in your life too. (I’m an Addie.) I actually think this might be my new favorite Gail Carson Levine. I think it is the most heartfelt though I did feel a little cheesy at the end but we all need some happy ending now and then. This one also has the added bonus of there being no movie version to haunt me.