This is a sweet retelling of Swan Lake. Most of the original characters are there although a few have been renamed. Parts of the story are dark, but this book is appropriate for teens and YA. The original story has a very sad ending, but Ms. Pomeroy has rewritten this in a more satisfying manner (for me at least).
The book is slow in parts, especially during the years when Odette and Gabriel are growing up. While nicely written, it didn't move the plot along. But it's a good first book and I look forward to reading some of the sequels and prequels.
I really liked the cover.
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