Innkeeper’s daughter, Aza, lives in a land where everyone sings. Though she has the most glorious voice anyone has ever heard, she hides her face at all times. Aza has discovered a new trick. She can not only impersonate any voice, she can throw the sound so that it appears to be coming from another place. A fun trick until the new queen blackmails her into being the queen’s voice. Before she knows it, Aza is deceiving the handsome prince and all of Ayortha. Will she ever get to be free from the queen’s control? And will she ever be really beautiful?
This is a wonderful story about true beauty. We girls are convinced we don’t measure up to perfection, though none of us can really say what that is or who decided it. Aza strives to find beauty and almost looses herself. A wonderful truth that sometimes takes a lifetime to discover. This was a sequel to Ella Enchanted, though it’s really more of a spin off. I loved the world Levine created. I loved Aza, and who wouldn’t love the handsome prince, big ears and all! I highly recommend this book for every girl. Read it and stop listening to those evil mirrors!