Elayne thinks the old family story that one of her ancestors stepped through a tapestry into a world of mythical beasts makes a great fireside tale. But she lives in the real world. In New York City. And she's outgrown that kind of fantasy.
Until she finds herself in front of a unicorn tapestry at the Cloisters museum and sees her initials woven into the fabric. And hears a unicorn calling to her. And slips and falls—into that other world.
Suddenly the line between fantasy and reality isn't so clear. But the danger is real enough. Almost before she can think, Elayne is attacked by a ferocious beast, rescued by a unicorn, and taken prisoner by a tyrant king. Each of them seems to have an idea about her—that she's a hero, a villain, dinner!
But Elayne has a few ideas of her own. She wants to overthrow the king; she wants to tame the unicorn. She wants to go home! And she's willing to become both hero and villain to do it.
I enjoyed this book so much! I've read two of his adult historicals, and they were really good, so I gave this book a chance. And I'm so glad I did, because it just was such an incredible book!
So Elayne was really interesting to read about! She has the family history that she doesn't believe in, until it happens to her. And then all of these things happening to her, and she deals pretty well with them!
I really enjoyed this world, it was well built, and it was really great to read about! Like while I personally, really don't like snakes, I did really like how the one snake spoke in medieval English, while the other used modern day teen slang! So cute!
This was a really great book, enjoyed how it ended, and yeah, it's great for everyone over, like, 10 years old!
Author: C. C. Humphreys
Read: March 31st, 2012
Reason Why: It sounded interesting!
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: March 8th 2011