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 – review

Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat The Girl of Fire and Thorns: Also, as usual with Levine’s writings and fantasy books in general, there were ogres, gnomes, a magic mirror, etc.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To further inform for parents of younger readers, there was no peeping tom in that scene, thankfully.

Gzil spirit is taken back to the enchanted mirror, where she discovers that Ivi’s actions have been manipulated by Skulni so that he can take a vacation when Ivi is killed since then Ivi’s spirit would take Skulni’s place and her spirit would be trapped in the gaul until Skulni returns. I think maybe this one was just a little too young for me.

Families can talk about why Aza is a good and kind person worth rooting for.

Gail Carson Levine’s retellings are truly so amazing, and I’m so glad I read these as a kid. Andraste how ffairest you think you either own it or get it from the library you don’t read it off goodreads if thats what you’re thinking. They actually sng all the songs.


What is interesting about this story is that Aza the heroine has one of the best singing voices in the kingdom, but thinks and levjne more about her ugly face. Aza, the adopted daughter of innkeepers in Ayortha, has always hated her appearance. About Gail Carson Levine. Dec 03, Jay G rated it liked it.

faireest Gail Carson Levine Fairy Tale Adult Written by lollipop November 3, She gets swept away from the Inn of those who raised her to the castle and there meets the beautiful new queen who is her polar opposite, only attractive on the outside or so it seems.

It kept me entertained just like Ella Enchanted did. Through a series of events, Aza is chosen to go with a duchess to the marriage of King Oscaro to a foreign princess, her quiet life will change forever.

My biggest issue is that Aza’s not interesting enough to read as a re-imagining of “Snow White. Is it because she grows up in a house of love and respect? Jan 20, Rachel M rated it really liked it. What’s the Name o Although the romance wasn’t as realistic as the one between Ella and Char, it was really sweet and view spoiler [I loved Prince Ijori even more when I discovered his very first opinions of Aza hide spoiler ].

Everything horrible that the queen does, it’s either out of stupidity, insecurity, or because someone else convinced her to do it. Poisoning by apple also threatens death. A book is too hard to write. I vail found myself forgetting I was even reading the story of snow white because I was swept up so much in the story itself.


I knew almost nothing about her character other than that she hated being ugly.

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The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because there are some books I like more. As for some of those fantastical creatures, I adored the gnomes the most. Aza’s extreme self-consciousness about her perceived ugliness, her efforts carsoj make herself more beautiful and her eventual coming to terms with her appearance have no parallel in Snow White faires are more reminiscent of ” The Ugly Duckling “.

There is some fantasy magic. Apr 12, Mary rated it it was ok Shelves: Soon, Ivi, directed by some mysterious advisor lets her power of being Queen go to her head, as she abuses her crown and takes away many Ayorthaian rights and privileges.

Innocent words of love exchanged. Not just in the way that all fairy tales are rather predictable, but in the way that makes the book really boring because the fiarest character is being such a blind fool, predictable. A Million More Pages: Parent of a 8 year old Written by clarisaBellamy September 25, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

As Aza grows older, she develops a carsln singing voice.