BOOKS! I have read several this year according to my Goodreads challenge, but I have reviewed none of them because I have been - as mentioned - BUSY. There was a read-a-thon! It was great. And now there is the Harry Potter Read-a-long (ALL THE GIFS!) which happens on Hfridays (the H is silent).
And for the second time, I have read this book!
But by far the best character is one of whom we see but little: Miss Sallow, the old crab-backed housekeeper.
"I've made dinner, I doubt it will be up to the gourmet standards of the King and Queens of France, but it will have to do. Chop off my head if you don't like it; I'm past caring. This way, Your Highnesses."
This being one of the first meals the children have had outside of an orphanage, mind you. What a delight.
And it's kiiiind of a standard story line, in that they are The Ones Who Will Save The World and their parents gave them up to Keep Them Safe, etc., but it's also charming and the kids have this really great relationship with each other that makes me want to hug my brothers. ALL of them.
Plus, it's one of THREE. I do love a trilogy.
8.5 out of 11 Wicked Countesses