Book Review: Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
This book is a fairy tale. A retelling of Beauty and the Beast by a very talented wordsmith. The entire book is written in the style of a fairy tale, just as though it were being handed down through some kind of oral tradition. The flavors are antique and almost childlike in their innocence.
I enjoyed reading this book although I did find the long and involved descriptions a little bit dense in some places, my mind started to wander as I read through them. It’s an easy read, but at the same time it takes focus to keep up with some of the events because of switching point of view and a few times where you’re not sure if the story is a dream or if events are really happening.
This sense of non-certainty is intentional in the story and helps to keep the fairy tale quality. There are also many legends and stories within the story and it’s very satisfying to piece them all together.
If you like a good fairy tale love story this is the book for you.