Saville never expects to become the hero of Reggen. She only plans to live there with her father, the Tailor, until she can determine a way to live on her own and then flee. When her father falls ill, Saville uses the skills he has taught her to become tailor to the king. Disguised as a boy, Avi, she is able to provide a means for herself as well as gain access to rumors of giants and an evil Duke headed their way. Saville cannot believe that giants exist – until the day she encounters two outside the city walls.
Why It's Worth Reading:
Because you love a solid fantasy novel with enough realism so you can relate to it and enough legend and lore to keep things interesting? Because it's a modernization of a classic fairy tale that captures that feeling you had listening to stories as a child yet brings elevates it for teens and adults? How about because I highly recommend it and I never steer you wrong! :-) Seriously, this is one of the best debuts I h ave read in a while. If you like fantasy even a little, it's great. If you like Shannon Hale or Gail Carson Levine, write this one down! You're going to want it when it is released.
Publication Date: June 9, 2015
Source: Library Media Connection
Do We Own a Copy?: We will! Coming in June!