Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hardcover vs Paperback 162

Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess.

Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits seek out the academy to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together and use a power unique to the mountain dwellers to save herself and her classmates.

I really like the illustration on the hardcover but I don't know if it exactly captures the spirit of what I gather from the summary. I've seen like 101 covers like the paperback though. Regardless the book sounds really great, I should read it!

Thanks to Ashley who suggested this H vs P!
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  1. Oh! I had never seen the hardcover illustration before. I thought it was always with the girl on the cover. I love that illustration! Honestly, I think I would have been way less reluctant to read the book had I seen the hardcover version. As it was, my friend Sassymonkey had to force me to read it years ago and it became one of my favourite books!

    Believe it or not, the hardcover does capture the spirit of the book. You should read this one. It is EXCELLENT!

  2. I love this book! I haven't seen the hardcover version before either but I used to own the paperback one. You should definitely read this book, it's great! :)


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