The Two Princesses of Bamarre

Once upon a time, a young lady read The Two Princesses of Bamarre, by Gail Carson Levine.(Yes, the author of Ella Enchanted!) During this time, the young lady was going through a lot of life changes. This young lady quit her career (the one she went to university for) and was doing quite a lot of soul searching in order to embark on a new quest. A quest for her own true happiness, and a less stressful way to pay the rent.

The thought of a new quest gave the young lady much anxiety, and she often took out her frustration in the gym across the street, therefore, defining some muscles in her arms and legs, and giving her a bit more confidence to begin her journey. However, when she was not at the gym, during her last week of her old job, she would feel much stress at home, as her mind often wandered and wondered of what was to come. She became less social, quite weepy, and spent a lot of time watching such pathetic television shows such as Love in the Wild, Teen Mom, and the like. Then she turned off the computer to delve deeper into The Two Princesses of Bamarre, and something within her started to change. She was transported to a land of old, where sisterhood always triumphs and cute sorcerer's woo others with magical gifts. During the young lady's reading experience she noticed herself smiling and then feeling better after being quite down over the last week. She appreciated that this delightful tale was so wonderful and magical, and she was thankful to have read it. She also envisioned reading this book again one day, perhaps aloud at night to her own little princess, or even to someone else's little princess.
The End.

Goodreads Summary:
Twelve-year-old Addie admires her older sister Meryl, who aspires to rid the kingdom of Bamarre of gryphons, specters, and ogres. Addie, on the other hand, is fearful even of spiders and depends on Meryl for courage and protection. Waving her sword Bloodbiter, the older girl declaims in the garden from the heroic epic of Drualt to a thrilled audience of Addie, their governess, and the young sorcerer Rhys.

But when Meryl falls ill with the dreaded Gray Death, Addie must gather her courage and set off alone on a quest to find the cure and save her beloved sister. Addie takes the seven-league boots and magic spyglass left to her by her mother and the enchanted tablecloth and cloak given to her by Rhys—along with a shy declaration of his love. She prevails in encounters with tricky specters (spiders too) and outwits a wickedly personable dragon in adventures touched with romance and a bittersweet ending


  • .alana. | August 14, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Paperback, 304 pages

    Published February 5th 2004 by EOS

  • Lan | August 15, 2011 at 1:41 AM

    Alana, I am in love with this review :) Way to put your recent job stuff into perspective. At first I really thought I was reading a fairy tale and then I clicked and I have to say it was very cleverly done. I loved Ella Enchanted so I'm sure I will like this one too.