Ok, so now I am obsessed with Shannon Hale. I know, I am sick and I need help. But I am truly enchanted with this woman's writings.
I took Shaeler to the store to get her birthday present that Aunt Babe bought, and knew I could pick up the Princess Academy while I was there.
Before I went, I had spoken with Caroline and she mentioned that she really liked "Austenland" which is one of Hale's books in the regular fiction section and not teen section of the book store. So I figured since I was there, I will pick up both books.
I chose to read Austenland first to break up a little of the princess stories and man I am so glad I did!
I Loved, Loved, LOVED this book. Not just because I am an Jane Austen fan, but this was an awesome love story that was so fresh and creative. The plot is about a girl who is sent to England for 3 weeks to live at a resort and relive the Jane Austen era. Her dying Aunt sent her on this quest to get her obsession with Mr Darcy (also Collin Firth) out of her system. It was like a dream come true to want to live through Elizabeth Bennett but you live it through it through a character who is reliving it! Brilliant, I tell you!
So, if you loved the makeout scenes in Twilight, you are going to love the clean "lovin" in this book. The main character is so witty that there are countless lines that are classics in this book.
Go buy this book TODAY!! I am telling you, your weekend will be much happier if you do!
Now on to Princess Academy!