The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern) by Shannon Hale is on sale today as an Amazon Kindle Daily Deal for only $1.99. This has been on sale before but it definitely worth the price if you don't own it yet. SurLaLune loves some Shannon Hale, one of the authors who retells fairy tales so creatively and also chooses lesser known ones at times, too. Goose Girl and Maid Maleen, to be sure, as well as Rapunzel and Jack and the Beanstalk.
Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the
first years of her life under her aunt's guidance learning to
communicate with animals. As she grows up Ani develops the skills of
animal speech, but is never comfortable speaking with people, so when
her silver-tongued lady-in-waiting leads a mutiny during Ani's journey
to be married in a foreign land, Ani is helpless and cannot persuade
anyone to assist her. Becoming a goose girl for the king, Ani
eventually uses her own special, nearly magical powers to find her way
to her true destiny. Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original and
magical tale of a girl who must find her own unusual talents before she
can become queen of the people she has made her own.
Look out for the other books in this series: Enna Burning, River Secrets, and Forest Born!