Oct 25, 2011

Book Review: Veiled Rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Excerpt: The weather was pleasant here, a little cool due to the altitude, but fresh and invigorating . . . the right air for an adventurous heart.

On regular days, the mountainside gardens of Hill House were interesting enough to occupy the boy. But now that he knew there was more to this monster talk than a mere nursemaid's warnings, the gardens were suddenly too small and cramped. No monster would come within the bounds of Hill House's gardens. Leo would have to venture out after it himself.

But first he must be properly armed. veiled rose, pg 15.

Back Cover: A Monster Prowls the Mountains of Southlands

Rose Red trusts no one with her secret. She hides in the forest, her face veiled in rags, shunning the company of all save her old father and her nanny goat. Her life is bleak and lonely.

Until she meets a privileged young man sent to spend his summer in the mountains. Headstrong young Leo startles everyone by befriending Rose Red, and together they begin searching for the monster rumored to be stalking these lands.

But the hunt, which began as a game, holds greater risk than either imagines. Soon both are forced to test their trust in each other as a far more terrifying scourge puts their entire land at risk.

My Review: When I read Heartless, the first book in the Tales of Goldstone Wood series, I knew I was going to have to read next book when it came out. Veiled Rose was worth the wait! I love the fairy-tale aspect of these books. The adventure, danger and magic drew me in. I had to keep turning the pages. I couldn't put the book down till I found out what was going to happen to the characters that I had come to like so much. I am eagerly awaiting the release of Moonblood, the next book in the series.

My Rating:

My Recommendation: I highly recommend this book to teens and adults who enjoy fantasy.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review.

Click Here to read my review of Heartless, the first book in the Tales of Goldstone Wood series.

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