I just expanded my ebook library of Gail Carson Levine books thanks to some nice price drops. The best drop (and arguably best book) is for the modern classic, Ella Enchanted (Trophy Newbery), which is currently $2.49, a price I do not expect to last long. Of course I own it in paper, but hadn't picked it up in ebook until now. It is one of my favorite Cinderella retellings and I know most SurLaLune readers feel the same affection for it.
How can a fairy's blessing be such a curse?
At her birth, Ella of Frell was the unfortunate recipient of a foolish fairy's gift -- the "gift' of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it's hopping on one foot for a day and a half, or chopping off her own head! But strong-willed Ella does not tamely accept her fate. Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse -- once and for all.
In this incredible debut novel comes the richly entertaining story of Ella of Frell, who at birth was given the gift of obedience by a fairy. Ella soon realizes that this gift is little better than a curse, for how can she truly be herself if at anytime anyone can order her to hop on one foot, or cut off her hand, or betray her kingdom'and she'll have to obey? Against a bold tapestry of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella's quest to break the curse once and for all and discover who she really is is as sharply funny as Catherine, Called Birdy and as richly poignant as Beauty, and has all the marks of a classic in the making.
But wait! There's more!
Ever (Enchanted) and Fairest are $2.99 each. Fairest has been bargain priced before--I already owned it in both paper and ebook.
The Two Princesses of Bamarre (Enchanted) and A Tale of Two Castles are both $3.49 each.
This means you can get all of the Enchanted books for $15.45. That's about what I paid for just one of my hardcover copies.