by Edith Pattou
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Rose is the youngest of seven children, meant to replace her dead sister. Maybe because of that, she’s never really fit in. She’s always felt different, out of place, a restless wanderer in a family of homebodies. So when an enormous white bear mysteriously shows up and asks her to come away with it—in exchange for health and prosperity for her ailing family—she readily agrees. Rose travels on the bear’s broad back to a distant and empty castle, where she is nightly joined by a mysterious stranger. In discovering his identity, she loses her heart-and finds her purpose—and realizes her journey has just begun. As familiar and moving as Beauty and the Beast, yet as fresh and original as only the best fantasy can be, East is a bold retelling of the classic tale “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” a sweeping story of grand proportions.
I love any kind of fantasy novels. I love anything by Shannon Hale and Gail Carson Levine. I have been waiting for this book to be released in audiobook form for a really long time. What is so great about this book is that it takes to a different world, it has a great love story, it has mystery and it is just a really good book. It gives different views from different characters so it is like being everywhere with the characters. I have not had the chance to read any of the other books by Edith Pattou but I am looking forward to listening to this and enjoying this fabulous book over and over again. Great book for guys too!
My favorite book.
I'm a seasoned reader and I used to love this book in middle school, it will go down on record as my favorite book. It's beautiful and I love the story so so much. I remember when I first read this, it had me up all night with my nose almost breaking the binding!
Great for children who love fairy tales and reading!