“Layered, elegantly written, and filled with unexpected twists and turns, The Swan Maiden soars with grace and power.” Booklist, Starred review.
“Inspired by French fair tales, Tomlinson skillfully weaves a satisfying and enchanting tale that flows quickly and immerses readers in a charming, rustic setting.” – School Library Journal
“This novel has a light and enchanting quality. . . Doucette’s struggles and dreams will resonate with teenage girls who are trying to find their place in the world.” – Voice of Youth Advocates
In the quiet hour before dawn, anything can happen. Doucette can dream of being a creature of flight and magic, of wearing a swan skin like her older sisters. But she must run the castle household while her sister learn to weave spells. Her dream of flying is exactly that. . . Until the day she discovers her own hidden Birthright. Sudden, soaring freedom-it is a wish come true. Yet, not even magic can protect against every danger, especially when the heart is involved. As she struggles to find her own way in the world, Doucette risks losing the one person she loves most of all.
This was a great, fairy-tale read, that had me laughing out loud and swooning with the characters. It is a tale of love and betrayal, one that kept me and my friend intoxicated with its magic.
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