this series is hilarious, the first two books had me laughing to tears. Wrede keep things simple in a good way, a fairytale for those that had enough of simple stupid fairytales of a quite princess, and a prince on a horse. well, cimorene ain't like that- she's smart, kind, funny, and fantastic! when i started this book, i looked for another fine read. with everything good and solved in the end. well, Wrede had a suprise up in her sleeve. she gave hints, but considering the other two books, i didn't want to believe. i was sure she won't take that route. but she did, and i cried. running to my shelf to read the fourth book. thankful for being able to start it right away. so yes, read this book, but have the fourth in reach. because you won't want to stop.