East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon (Works in Translation) - Naomi Lewis What a delightful little fairy tale! This is my first time reading this fairy tale classic by Peter Christen Asbjornsen and I was not disappointed. I did find myself enjoying it quite a bit. I'll be honest, the main heroine got on my nerves. At first, I though she was a bit shallow but seeing all the trouble she went to find the prince, it really shows how caring and deep of a character she really is. I am in awe at how this fairy tale ended. It was beautiful and the message even better! To think I wasn't going to read it at first because of how the heroine was annoying. However, now I see that was the point. It's to show how she grew by meeting this prince and striving for what she wanted most! Truly amazing! The prince was very gentle and even though he took (Not really. He asked permission from her father) her from her home, he did whatever he could to make her happy and comfortable. The trolls were disgusting creatures. No wonder the prince didn't want anything to do with them! It's a great fairy tale and I thank Asbjornsen greatly!

Speaking of, I wish I could read Norwegian because then I can comment of Asbjornsen's writing style. But, alas, I cannot. I read the English version and, at times, it felt a little choppy the translation. But, all-in-all, it was still a very great read. If you like fairy tales with a romantic element and religious undertones then I highly recommend you pick this one up! It's not the greatest fairy tale ever told. I feel like there are a lot better ones out there, but it's still worth the read. I first picked this one up so that I could read Ice by Sarah Beth Durst. I wanted to see what the main story was originally like then check out Durst's book. Now that I have, I can look forward to reading a novel adaptation of the tale. I'm sure it's going to be just as great. Well, I can't say much more about fairy tale because I'll give it away. Just know it's awesome and I think you should definitely go pick it up some time!