Books to the ceiling, books to the sky, my pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them!
This book was beautiful, amazing, wonderful, and I'm running out of superlatives.
Just look at this amazing cover - it's metallic and glittery, like easter egg paper, and ties in beautifully with the story.
It reads like a cross between Pride and Prejudice, the Princess and the Frog, and several other fairytales. I was quite enthralled the entire way through, and found myself wishing I had a secret doorway to another world as a child so I could escape.
It is beautifully written and full of flowing, lyrical prose that draws you in. I'm really looking forward to reading the second book in the series, Cybele's Secret.