A girl with no name, known simply as “the lass” or “pika” is given the ability to speak to animals, and the most beautiful name. She is taken to live with a great white bear for one year and one day and her family will become rich. But soon her true love is taken away from her and she must travel east of the sun and west of the moon to save him.
I. Loved. This. Book. It was simply wonderful! I don’t know what it is about fairy-tales turned into novels but I just can’t get enough! The characters were delightful and the mystery was entrancing. I loved Dragon Slippers but it doesn’t hold a candle to this book! Jessica, you’ve outdone yourself!
I didn’t even know it was out yet! I saw it a week ago at the bookstore (while meeting Rick Riordan) and my grandpa offered to buy it for me (I would have bought it myself but I have absolutely no money). I didn’t think it would be anything like it actually turned out to be. I don’t know why exactly.
Ah! Now I’m so excited for Dragon Flight I want more George! (or is it Day George? Is Day part of the last name? A middle name? A maiden name? Inquiring minds want to know.)
Coming soon, an interview with Jessica Day George discussing Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow (squee!).
And a review of Hush by Donna Jo Napoli