by Shannon Hale
sequel to ‘the goose girl’, i was really looking forward to this book. overall, i liked it and more than anything was very happy to revisit the characters and world. but.. this book was a bit of a disappointment—the writing was just not as smooth and complex as it was in the first book.
the first book took several years to write – i believe 7 in fact. this book, on the other hand, took a year or two, and it shows. or maybe it’s more that the first was based on a fairy tale and so had a decided structure to it, whereas this second book felt quite rushed.
still, i really enjoy this writer’s style as well as her creativity and vision and will definitely read her forthcoming books.
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