11.04.2008

ella enchanted.

I've been a real reading slacker lately, and this was a great book to break me back into the habit! You all know how I feel about YA/Children's fantasy. I'm convinced that Gail Carson Levine is a perfect author. I read Fairest not too long ago and have since vowed to read all of her books. Here's a short plot synopsis of Ella Enchanted:

In this incredible debut novel comes the richly entertaining story of Ella of Frell, who at birth was given the gift of obedience by a fairy. Ella soon realizes that this gift is little better than a curse, for how can she truly be herself if at anytime anyone can order her to hop on one foot, or cut off her hand, or betray her kingdom'and she'll have to obey? Against a bold tapestry of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella's quest to break the curse once and for all and discover who she really is is sharply funny and richly poignant. {stolen straight from barnes&noble.com}

The book is so much better than the movie. The movie focuses on the silly aspects of the curse and is really more of a comedy. The book has much more depth and is MUCH more romantic :) I give it 5 stars!

2 comments:

Gina said...

I haven't seen the movie, which means I have the advantage. Books are always better. This one sounds good...I'll have to add it to my "to-read" list. :)

Clay Jenna and JJ said...

I havent seen the movie but I LOVE this book so much!! I really like your book blog you are giving me a lot of books that I want to read...thanks:)