Saturday 22 May 2010

Review: Forest Born

Title: Forest Born
Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Reading Level: Young Adult
Other Titles in the series: The Goose Girl, Enna Burning, River Secrets

Rating: 3/5

Publisher's Summary:
Rin is sure that something is wrong with her...something really bad. Something that is keeping her from feeling at home in the Forest homestead where she's lived all her life. Something that is keeping her from trusting herself with anyone at all. When her brother Razo returns from the city for a visit, she accompanies him to the palace, hoping that she can find peace away from home. But war has come to Bayern again, and Rin is compelled to join the queen and her closest allies--magical girls Rin thinks of as the Fire Sisters--as they venture into the Forest toward Kel, the land where someone seems to want them all dead. Many beloved Bayern characters reappear in this story, but it is Rin's own journey of discovering how to balance the good and the bad in herself that drives this compelling adventure.

Shannon Hale's story's are full of girl power, which I love! Danger looms at every turn, and an old nemesis for Isi comes back to haunt. It is a wonderful story!! Only thing I wanted that I didn't get was a romance for Rin...but we do have a wedding, so I was OK.

Not my favorite of the series, but still pretty good. I really could get lost in Bayern and enjoy all my new freinds there!

If you've not read the series, you must. They are very cute, but full of adventure and romance. What's not to like?!

"I hate them," Enna said. "Whoever is responsible for making me sleep outside without pillows, I hate them."
Mmm-hmmm...," Dasha said. Rin had noticed that the Tiran girl often had trouble remembering how to speak in the morning.
If Finn were here," Enna continued to mumble as she rewrapped her head cloth, "he'd let me rest my head on his chest at night. Or leg. Or arm. And then he'd find whoever was responsible for the whole sleeping outside with no pillows situation and hold him while I kicked him in the shins."


  1. Thanks for the review. I'll have to make sure our library gets this one.

  2. Thanks for the review!

    And thank you for visiting my blog too. I think you will love the Book Group show! You will have to watch it and tell me what you think :)


  3. I was shocked and intrigued by the villainess for this book. And I, too, wanted a romance for Rin. But I also liked that she figured out more of who she is--which I find pretty important before anything serious should begin.

  4. Another one for my list. Thanks for the great review.


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