My sister and I first read this book together when we were 11 and 12 years old.  In this story, the two princesses, Meryl and Addie, love each other very much even though they are very different. Meryl is bold, confident, and fearless while Addie is shy, and timid.

As the older sister, I related to Meryl while my younger sister connected with princess Addie. The story is set within the fictional kingdom of Bamarre where a deadly disease, the grey death, has been spreading and impacting the lives of many.

When Meryl catches the grey death, Addie knows that the weakness her sister experiences will be followed by sleep, fever, and death if a cure is not found. Addie sets out on a quest to find a cure for the grey death and save her sister’s life. To do so, she must overcome her fears, battle monsters, use magic, and travel far.

“The Gray Death will be cured

When cowards find courage

And rain falls over all Bamarre”