Friday, November 11, 2005

The Snow White Bride by Claire Delacroix

Claire Delacroix's medievil books are typically very good. This one was okay. I think the whole triology is good but nothing spectacular.

This is the story of the brother, Alexander. He has managed to marry off his two eldest sisters in the most unusual fashion in order to keep his family afloat. The sisters are both home for the Christmas holiday and they, with the rest of the girls left at home meet a most unusual woman in thier family chapel.

The story of course is about the girls getting revenge on their eldest brother by hooking him up with this beautiful woman on the run.

The story is cute and the outcome a bit predictable, but that doesn't stop the story from being an entertaining read. My complaint.. there are huge storylines left open. The "death" of their Aunt and Uncle in the second book was not resolved. The youngest sister's need to go to the place where they were entombed is thwarted by another of her brothers. His story of the ravens leaving Ravensmuir is left to remain a mystery. PLUS, we are left wondering what happened to the little fairy that held a grudge against their aunt.

There is just a lot she left open for another triology... which is irritating to someone who thought all would be resolved in this book.

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Published by Warner Books

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