The Compulsive Reader: The Swan Maiden by Heather Tomlinson

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Swan Maiden by Heather Tomlinson

Just a short review today! I finally, finally, finally got The Sweet Far Thing, and am about a third of the way through that and have just found that reading two books at once does not work well for me. However, my ever growing stack of books to be reviewed might force me to change my mind!

Doucette has always wanted to shed her chastelaine duties set for her by her mother in favor of taking up a swan skin and joining her sisters in flight. But without the magic that her sisters have, and as the youngest daughter, she is expected to stay home and marry for duty. However, when old family secrets come to light, Doucette is suddenly faced with new freedom. And with that freedom comes choices. Does she choose to embrace her birthright and risk everything she has and loves, or stay safely in the shadows of her sisters and do as is expected of her? Readers may feel exasperated with Doucette's lack of confidence at times, but will ultimately find themselves experiencing every one of her triumphs and failures as though they were their own in the magical and entrancing tale full of love, betrayal, and forgiveness.

Also reviewed for BookDivas.


Nicole B. said...

Sounds interesting, to say the least.

I know how you feel about reading more than one book at a time. If I do, I get the plotlines confused... so... exasperating... xD

michelle said...

OOhh... The Sweet Far Thing??! I loved it sooo much. I heart Libba Bray. Can't wait to see what you think of it! :)

Anidori-Isilee said...

I'm reading this right now; I'm really loving it.