Monday, March 25, 2013

Starflower- Anne Elisabeth Stengl, Review and Giveaway

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March 26th to April 2nd

My Rating: 5 Stars

Description:When a cursed dragon-witch kidnaps the lovely Lady Gleamdren, Eanrin sets boldly forth on a rescue mission...and a race against his rival for Gleamdren's favor. Intent upon his quest, the last thing the immortal Faerie needs is to become mixed up with the troubles of an insignificant mortal. 

But when he stumbles upon a maiden trapped in an enchanted sleep, he cannot leave her alone in the dangerous Wood Between. One waking kiss later, Eanrin suddenly finds his story entangled with that of young Starflower. A strange link exists between this mortal girl and the dragon-witch. Will Starflower prove the key to Lady Gleamdren's rescue? Or will the dark power from which she flees destroy both her and her rescuer?

My Thoughts: This had to have been my favorite of the series so far. I absolutely loved it. The imagery is amazing, the setting so detailed, and the characters are a hilarious. I could barely put this book down for wanting to know what would happen next.

Like a lot of fans, I absolutely love Sir Eanrin and was so glad to find out that he would be a main character in this story. Usually I don't like cats, but he is an exception. :)

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  1. I have not read this series but I would like to.

  2. Aaahhhh!!! (Excited scream) LUV Anne Elisabeth ;) can't wait to read this!!!

  3. No, not yet but I will. Thanks.

  4. I've never read any of these books!

  5. Not yet I haven't. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I haven't read any of the series but this one looks great! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

  7. I love fairy tales. I actually wrote a paper for my Literary Non-Fiction class about the resurgence of fairy tales in popular culture. This was last year when the two movies based on "Snow White" came out along with the tv show "Once Upon a Time…" and then "Cinder" came out. It was quite an explosion of fairy tales in mediums. I concluded that because of the rough economic times, people were grasping for something to escape to. In fairy tales, the impossible happens. The disenfranchised become the heroes and heroines. They rise to power and usually become a King or Queen. We are still clinging to the American dream and through the use of fairy tales we get to live that dream. As far as my favorite fairy tale goes, I love "Beauty and the Beast." I love it so much that I have thought seriously about naming my first daughter Belle. In books, I love retellings of fairy tales like "Cinder" and "Ella Enchanted." In TV, the show "Beauty and the Beast" on the CW is one of my favorites and in movies, I loved "Mirror, Mirror," "Beastly" and "The Wizard of Oz." Also, a big fan of the musical "Wicked."
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I haven't read them yet!
    mestith at gmail dot com

    1. Wow, that sounds like a really well thought out paper. I like the idea!

  8. I have not read any of the series.

  9. haven't read any yet - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  10. I have not read this series.

  11. I haven't read any of the books in this series yet, but it looks very interesting.

  12. No I haven't read any of the series but I've been wanting to for awhile!!! I cannot wait to read this book!!! Thank you so much for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!