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Book Cover Image: Stardust by Neil GaimanTitle: Stardust: The Gift Edition
Author: Neil Gaiman
ISBN: 9780062220837
No. of Pages: 304
Genre: Fantasy

”Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria Forester—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that stone barrier, Tristran learns, lies Faerie . . . and the most exhilarating adventure of the young man’s life.”

Thoughts: In Stardust, Mr. Gaiman showcases his talent for creating fairy tales for adults. Each page is filled with gorgeous descriptions, highly imaginative situations, and intriguing characters. Tristan is a delight in his naiveté and his ability to accept the seemingly unacceptable while the star is wonderfully feisty and an excellent foil for Tristan’s happy-go-lucky cluelessness. The entire story is a delight, harkening back to the fairy tales of childhood but with a decidedly adult twist. The gift edition is beautifully bound, while the illustrations enhance the story much as they would any other fairy tale. Stardust truly is a beautiful, old-fashioned fairy tale that will delight Gaiman fans and entice new ones.

Acknowledgments: Thank you to Tracy Diamond from William Morrow for my review copy!

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