• June 17, 2019

Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to be prettyAza’s singing is the fairest in all the land, and the most unusual. She can “throw” her voice. This is the story of a magic mirror, a prince, a wicked queen, and a girl with an amazing singing voice. Fairest is Gail Carson Levine’s take on the story of Snow White. Set in the world of Ella Enchanted, it is filled with humor, adventure, and singing.

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A dame visiting the inn cagson to take Aza to the castle, to be her lady in waiting. It was like revisiting that book, in a way. The prince has ears that are too big and a saucy hound by the name of Oochoo.

She is different looking than everyone else around her, and she finds herself very ugly. Based on 6 reviews.

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine – review

Anyway, Aza falls in love with the Prince Ijori and Prince Ijori falls in love with het too, not caring that she is ugly. Preview — Fairest by Gail Carson Levine.

This story had such an amazing theme of struggling against vanity and discovering inner beauty. A lot or a little? Views Read Edit View history. Aza’s extreme self-consciousness about her perceived ugliness, her efforts to make herself more beautiful pevine her eventual coming to terms with her appearance have no parallel in Snow White and are more reminiscent of ” The Ugly Duckling “.

And to sum it up, that was the impression this story left on me. Aza is described as unattractive—ugly even, and one can see the effects this label has on Aza. Another thing I noticed was that, in Ella EnchantedPrince Char wrote a letter to Ella in which he commented Ayorthaian nobles hardly ever spoke, but in this book, the nobles seem quite talkative to me. Aza, the adopted daughter of innkeepers in Ayortha, has always hated her appearance. I would definitely recommend this book! Throughout the text we watch her begin to improve and respect fairesf, especially when Prince Ijori shows that he loves Aza despite her looks.


Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

This new queen befriends Aza and learns of Aza’s gift of song and the ability levvine “illuse”: Not the worst way to be disappointed, Levjne guess, but after all those hints I really thought it would be revealed. The Girl of Fire and Thorns: Dec 01, Sella Malin rated it it was amazing.

Snow White has llevine a Snow White is a story that doesn’t necessarily appeal to me. Is that Aza on the cover? When Queen Ivi becomes aware of Aza’s power of illusing, she secretly tells Aza to use her voice when Iviwho can’t sing, must perform at the high-profile courtly Sings. Yes, it is a retelling of Snow White, but with insights that really apply to most women today.

At this she excels, and in fact discovers she has a gift of throwing her singing voice. Unfortunately, it didn’t fit her character at all Lucinda loves attention and admiration – she would never visit the bride alone and give the gifts with absolutely no ceremony or a huge crowd of people around; and why would she give a potion of disguise to someone she was making beautiful?

Gail Carson Levine’s retellings are truly so amazing, and I’m so glad I read these as a kid.

Pages to import images to Wikidata. He also turns on her very quickly even though he is apparently so in love. Her prodigious size and her odd coloring — milk-white skin, dragon tongue lips, and hair that seems to be frying-pan black — are greatly at variance with the land’s standards of beauty and often make her the target of stares and rude comments.


We saw what attracted them to each other, we saw how she made him laugh and how he tried to impress her.

Because she has to do what anyone commands her to. We saw so few of their interactions that I had no idea of their chemistry. I didn’t want to stop reading. Love fairwst respect from family and friends help one to overcome low self-esteem.

First of all, the two most prominent female characters are alike in that they find themselves unacceptable- like two sides of a coin, even their names are like each other. To her surprise, Ijori is also there, and he apologizes for not defending and believing her. In Ayortha, singing and beauty are prized above all else. This is my fav book! When I read a book, especially when I read fantasy, I find myself mentally putting myself in the place of the protagonist.

Fairest Book Review

Learn how we rate. Adult Written by lollipop November 3, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The connection to the classic story made this story worse, whereas the connection to Cinderella made Ella Enchanted better. She is plain-looking, with large bones, pale fairewt skin, ruby red lips, “a big sphere of a face and round button eyes. While not perfect, they did seem to love her and treat her well. Retrieved from ” https: Sep 26, payasa rated it it was amazing.