by Shannon Hale
I loved this book! The story, based on a Grimm's fairytale, is told by Dashti in the form of her diary.
"The men are bricking up the door. Isn't it something, all the trouble they're going to for us? I fell like a jewel in a treasure box."
"This isn't exactly a happy-celebration morning, but I don't see what good it does to thrash about."
"They weren't nice words he said. He could've lived a good life and died never having made a person feel rubbed down to bones and too sad to hold together."
"I'm a stubborn mare sometimes and must dangle my own carrot."
"When I'm moving on a journey, the ending is still unknown and possibly wonderful. But once I arrive, it's hard to keep imagining."