The Merchant's Daughter By Melanie Dickerson Rating: 5+ A magnificent, magical, haunting and mesmerising tale... The re-telling of a classic fairytale, The Merchant's Daughter has many twists and turns - with characters that will make you feel happy, scared, sorrowful and mostly awed by the talented way Melanie Dickerson has created the tale of a beautiful merchant's daughter whose misfortunes may just be the start of something beautiful. It has so many life lessons that can be taken away - so much truth, so much human emotion. You feel for the merchant's daughter and her inner struggle. I read it in one sitting - I just could not put it down! I am speechless...this book is magic, plain and simple. Pure and utter magic. For, the best kind of book-woven magic is not the one that makes you think of paranormal creatures and love triangles...rather the kind that brings back the innocent happiness we experienced as children when we read a book for the first time. This is a YA book for every girl who loves adventure, heroines, brooding lords, suspense, suspects, witty lines, love, realistic characters, a good cry and a good laugh!