The latest entry in Lackey's series
of fairy tale reinterpretations is a
quick and enchanting book that fans
of the series will devour. Katya's an independent and intelligent heroine, and while her adventures are a bit
predictable, a few hours spent with
her will be worthwhile.
They fall in love, but just as things are looking rosy, the tradition steps in and intervenes. Katya is kidnapped and trapped in a castle with other captive princesses. She must rely on her wits and cleverness -- as well as Sasha and his marvelous luck -- in order to escape and live happily ever after. (Luna, Mar., 368 pp., $24.95)