Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to be prettyAza’s singing is the fairest in all the land, and the most unusual. She can “throw” her voice. This is the story of a magic mirror, a prince, a wicked queen, and a girl with an amazing singing voice. Fairest is Gail Carson Levine’s take on the story of Snow White. Set in the world of Ella Enchanted, it is filled with humor, adventure, and singing.

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Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

Small things like this could be overlooked if she had some mental or tail characteristic I could identify with or get to like. Apr 19, Colleen Houck added it Shelves: I was humming them afterwards.

It was easy to feel sorry for her when she felt sorry for herself and view spoiler [learn to accept her looks when she had to hide spoiler ]. Sep 26, payasa rated it it was amazing. Overall, Fairest was good, but it just didn’t live up to my expectations.

Feb 03, Deborah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gail Carson Levine’s retellings are truly so amazing, and I’m so glad I read these as a kid.

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine – review

A few things you may want to know: Makes me want to visit it and stay awhile especially to play the hilarious composing song. Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options In Ayortha, singing and beauty are prized above all else. As for some of those fantastical creatures, I adored the gnomes the most.


When Queen Ivi becomes aware of Aza’s power of illusing, she secretly tells Aza to use her voice when Iviwho can’t sing, must perform at the high-profile courtly Sings. Great Girl Role Models.

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Their whole culture and living situation fascinated me, and I’d say I finally really started enjoying the story around the time Aza view spoiler [ started living with them hide spoiler ] The reason I’ve taken off a star is because the pacing in the beginning of the story could have used some improvement. Snow White has such an emphasis on beauty, and it was nice to see that subverted.

Continue reading Show ggail. Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.

While her hair looks black to humans, it is the lovely color htun, a dark purplish color, to gnomes.

One day a Duchess comes to the inn and quickly finds herself in need of a companion to ac Want to see more bookish things from me?

Not the worst way to be disappointed, I guess, but after all those hints I really thought it would be revealed. She apparently has a fantastic singing voice she can throw and bah.

First of all, the two most prominent female characters are gil in that they find themselves unacceptable- like two sides of a coin, even their names are like each other. I’m really glad I did! Adult Written by lollipop November 3, levjne Gail Carson Levine Genre: Snow White has such a Snow White is a story that doesn’t necessarily appeal to me. There is a lot of singing done in the book so having the auditory component was a great addition!


Published September 19th by HarperCollins first published September Very heavy-handed with the whole beauty isn’t everything etc. Although she recovers, she’s left with a marble pinky toe.

The protagonist of this book is not just sitting around waiting for her prince to come. For kids who love history. It’s a fun read, but not in a ‘fluffy’ way. Now that I have read one of her books, I see what all the fuss is about.

I’ve never been so glad I didn’t have the audio book. Superficially, Aza is tall, wide, has dark hair and white skin I’m short, small, blond, and tan easily.

Also, Aza has the mirror in fairsst, and she was interested in it during the book. It could have been building and inspiring to the youth, whereas I’m afraid it ended up being just the opposite.