Book: The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry
Genre: YA Fantasy
This is the book I spent most of my time with last week during the Readathon. I have no idea why it took me most of the day to read it. It was easy reading and not the hugest book, but still, it took me most of the day.
It's about this Cinderella-type girl, working in her aunt's shop being treated as a servant, when one day, a lady comes in wanting a jewel's setting fixed. Well, stuff happens, and the jewel gets lost, and the aunt kicks her out, and she meets a street ruffian, and then some how ends up at the lady's house. Meanwhile, she also meets the prince, falls madly in love, and goes to the ball.
Hmmm.... sounding more and more like Cinderella now, huh. I guess this is actually a loose re-telling of that fairy tale, only loose enough that you really don't recognize the original in there at all!
Anyway, I enjoyed it! It was fun and engaging. I recommend it to all those of you who love YA fantasy.