on December 3, 2009
Something is wrong with her, Rin is just sure of it.
She doesn't feel at home in the Forest, where she has lived her whole life. Razo, her favorite brother, has gone off to the city. She is left as Ma's shadow. Rin has no idea who she is.
But when Razo comes home for a visit, Rin goes back to the city with him. To be one of the Queen's ladies in waiting.
Soon after her arrival, war has come to Bayern. Rin accompanies Isi, the Queen, and her closet friends, in search of those who want to hurt Bayern. Rin thinks of them as the Fire Sisters. Together, they go into the Forest towards the land of Kel.
Shannon Hale's writing is irresistible to me. I love it. I just feel for the characters in the story. I am pulled in and need to know what is going to happen. I felt Rin's raw emotions, whether it was pain or happiness. It was so fun to read, and it got really intense in some parts!
FOREST BORN, I think, is geared more towards a younger reader, but really, anyone who reads it will enjoy it.
Reviewed by: Ashley B