by Gail Carson Levine
Fairest is Levine’s retelling of the story of Snow White, set in the world of Ella Enchanted. I was hooked from the start—I loved seeing the occasional cameo appearance by characters from Ella Enchanted, and the narrative voice was wonderful. The characters were fully formed, the setting was beautifully described, and the plot felt fresh and impossible to put down. Within the story, Levine explores what beauty really means and what it’s worth, as well as the power of music and of being yourself. For anyone who loves a good fairy tale, or who enjoyed Ella Enchanted, this book is a must read.