This four book series for young adults begins with Goose Girl, a retelling of a German fairy tale. I was enchanted by the first page, and the book became one of my all-time favorites, which means a beautiful hard bound copy stands on my personal bookshelf. This rich and exciting fairy-tale-fantasy is filled with powerful characters, unique adventures, and stunning metaphors.
I became attached to so many of the characters that I ordered the rest of the series in hard copy as they became available -- confident that I would love them as well. Each book focuses on a different character and the development of that character's unique power.
The fourth book in the series, Forest Born, inspired me to paint this: