Starting off the new year correctly with a book about two sisters. One sister is a courageous blonde ready to find the cure to Sir Grey Death and the other is a brunette who is a coward who has to find her strength.
Meryl is the older sister. She dreams of fighting the dragons and rescuing her people from all the foes, including those small enough like Sir Grey Death.
The Grey Death is a long, drawn out processes that eventually kills its victim. With the cure prophesied, there is hope that sometime, someday soon, someone will find it.
Addie is a coward. She is terrified of spiders and she is terrified of losing her sister to her adventures. But when her sister comes down with the horrid Grey Death, she must find it in herself to go out and find the cure (since her good-for-nothing father The King won’t).
I love this story more than anything. Gail Carson Levine made me cry through out the years reading this because I always pictured myself as Addie (the younger sister) and my sister Michelle as Meryl (the older sister). It breaks your heart, but not necessarily in a bad way.
Gail Carson Levine is known for her retellings of fairytales. This is an original of hers and it is absolutely something you should read very soon. It’s a quick read, barely over 200 pages, but it is something that will make your heart warm and your face wet.