Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bella At Midnight

Bella At Midnight, by Diane Stanley has magic, mystery and romance. Now normally I dont like fairytales very much but this one is pretty good. The main character in the book is named Isabel. After her mother died in childbirth her father got rid of er. He was a knight. Iabel's aunt brought her to a kind farmer who took care of her. Isabel became best friends witht the price who lived at the castle nearby. The prince, Julian was taken acre of by Isable's mother. He always clled her Bella. Now for more than one hundred years a war had been going on. Finally when Bella was young the war ended, a tready of peace was signed. Julian left but before he did he betrayed his friend. He laughed with his friends about Bella, a average person, hurting her deaply. Before he could apoogize he was sent away by his father. When Bella came home her aunt was there. Her foster parents told her the truth about her mother and father. her father had finally called for Isabel. Isabel travles from her small village to the Kings city. When they arrive Isable's father just wants to see if she looks like her mother. His new wife is very unhappy. She has two daughters, one that is in the court and another that doesn't talk. She is sad beacuse of the death of her father. Isabel is thought of as hopeless and made sleep in the kitchen. Everyone else treats her like she's stupid and doesn't understand a word they say. Her thoughts are on her family and her happy life. After three years her eldest step-sister is very close the queen. She brings home news that the king is going to attack the rival palace during a huge wedding feast. Julian will be amongst the ones at the wedding. Isabel screams out and is locked in a closet. That night Isabel's step sister, Alice helps Isable. Alice gives Isable a ring. Her father gave it to her. You can look into the ring and see who you want to. Then Isabel goes to her Aunt's house. From there she starts the journey across the lands to save her friends. Masquradeing as the different people Isable is abl eto save her world. It is very iterestig ad it does have a happy ending.


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