Book Birthday: PRINCESS OF THE WILD SWANS by Diane Zahler
This book was not sold by me, but Diane Zahler is a new client... and I LOVE her writing. I'm extremely happy to tell you about her brand-new book from HarperCollins, PRINCESS OF THE WILD SWANS! If you love fairy tale retellings, books like Gail Carson Levine's FAIREST or Juliet Marillier's WILDWOOD DANCING, you should definitely be on the lookout for Diane Zahler's books.
Princess Meriel's brothers have been cursed. A terrible enchantment--cast by their conniving new stepmother--has transformed the handsome princes into swans. They now swim forlornly on a beautiful heart-shaped lake that lies just beyond the castle walls.
Meriel will do whatever it takes to rescue her beloved brothers. But she must act quickly. If Heart Lake freezes, her brothers will be forced to fly south or perish.
With help from her newfound friends Riona and Liam--a pretty half-witch and her clever brother--Meriel vows to finish a seemingly impossible task. If she completes it, her brothers may be saved.
But if she fails . . . all will be lost.
Diane Zahler lives with her husband, son, and dog in New York's Harlem Valley, in an old farmhouse held together by magic spells and duct tape. Diane is the author of The Thirteenth Princess, which was chosen as an ALAN's Pick, praised for its "delicious descriptions" (Kirkus Reviews), and deemed a "graceful and cohesive romantic drama" (Publishers Weekly), and A True Princess, out in paperback today.