Valiant

Valiant Saville despises the bolts of velvet and silk that her father loves he s always prized them than he s ever loved her Yet when he s struck ill she ll do anything to survive even donning boys clothes

  • Title: Valiant
  • Author: SarahMcGuire
  • ISBN: 9781606845523
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Saville despises the bolts of velvet and silk that her father loves he s always prized them than he s ever loved her Yet when he s struck ill, she ll do anything to survive, even donning boys clothes and begging a commission to sew for the king.Piecing together a fine coat is far simpler than unknotting court gossip about an army of giants led by a man who cannot bSaville despises the bolts of velvet and silk that her father loves he s always prized them than he s ever loved her Yet when he s struck ill, she ll do anything to survive, even donning boys clothes and begging a commission to sew for the king.Piecing together a fine coat is far simpler than unknotting court gossip about an army of giants led by a man who cannot be defeated And they re marching toward Reggen to seize the throne But Saville knows giants are just stories, and no man is immortal.Then she meets them, two scouts as tall as trees She tricks them into leaving, but tales of the daring tailor s triumph quickly spin into impossible feats of giant slaying And mere stories won t deter the Duke and his larger than life army.Now only a courageous and clever tailor girl can see beyond the rumors to save the kingdom again.
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    • Susana says:

      2nd re-read ( June, 2 nd)My thoughts after having finished this re-read: Yeah, I still love this book to pieces! *.* Arc provided by Egmont usa through Netgalley Release Date: April 28 thAnd unexpectedly, a favourite read appearsHaving never read the original fairy tale, it was the expression "a debut fairy tale reimagining" in the synopsis that caught my interest. And I am so glad that it did! ~What can I say? You people know I can't resist a fairy tale retelling!~I loved this from page one unt [...]

    • Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~ says:

      *NetGalley book review*This fabulous remake of the tale The Brave Tailor was a fun action packed story that I read to my son at his bed time. He and I enjoyed this book very much. The giants, the courage of the main character and all the bright imaginative details were a hit. Another great children's book that was a home run at my house.

    • Stephanie says:

      I loved this book SO MUCH that I wrote a blurb for it. Here's what I said: "My favorite kind of fantasy novel - magical, romantic, exciting and true - and my very favorite kind of heroine. Saville is strong, brave, smart and vulnerable, and I cheered for her all the way. I absolutely loved this book."And to get more chatty about it (because I just finished reading it and I am bursting with love for it!), at various points it reminded me, in the best possible ways, of Robin McKinley, Gail Carson [...]

    • Jodi Meadows says:

      A wonderful retelling of The Valiant Little Tailor, genderbent (wooo!) and so, so engrossing. Recommended!

    • Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts! says:

      You guys, I'm giving away a paperback copyof VALIANT on my blog! Click HERE.

    • snowplum says:

      This book has been raking in the raves, and for quite a large number of chapters I wondered why and then I got to the giants. At which point I wanted to tell everyone about the giants, which I suppose would seem suspiciously like I was raving. so, I will admit it forthwith -- I got pretty dang enthusiastic about this book despite the fact that for quite some time, I was unimpressed.As I pondered it, I realized it's no surprise that giants basically never show up in YA writing -- they aren't sexy [...]

    • Karissa says:

      I got a copy of this book to review through NetGalley. This was a very well written young adult fantasy. I really really loved this book. I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed this novel.The story is a retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale The Valiant Tailor with the twist that this story features a young woman named Saville. Saville’s father is a fabulous tailer who values his trade over anything, including his daughter. He decides to pick up and move to a different kingdom so that [...]

    • Elevetha says:

      Re-read Nov 2016**An ARC of this book was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**(First Netgalley ARC approval!! And in only 2 days of being a member! Granted this is only a little over a week from publication, but still. Excuse me while I revel in awe and wonder.)As far as I can recall, for all my love of fairytale retellings, I'd never before read a re-telling of The Brave Tailor. I don't think there's that many out there, to be honest, but in any case, I was excited to read [...]

    • Liviania says:

      VALIANT is exactly what I look for in my fairytales retold. Young Saville's father has a stroke, meaning that she has to disguise herself as a boy to keep up the family business. (She's a tailor, and no man would let his measurements be taken by a woman.) When the young boy she takes in is threatened, she faces down two giants and ends up becoming the country's hero.This take on "The Brave Little Tailor" features a heroine who is intelligent and unsurprisingly valiant. She might not be a physica [...]

    • Debby says:

      4.5 starsWhen I first heard about Valiant, a fairy tale retelling with gender bending set at court and involving battles with giants, I knew I had to have this book in my life. It had so many of my favorite things that I couldn't resist. And while I'm late in reviewing the book because the release date was moved up without my knowledge, I'm so glad I managed to fit this one into my schedule after all. Let me take a moment and give this brilliant and fun debut novel some of the publicity it so ri [...]

    • Jessica Taylor says:

      This fairy tale retelling captured my heart! Saville is my favorite type of protagonist. She’s strong and determined, yet vulnerable and thoughtful. Those quieter moments make her seem all the more brave. There’s nothing not to love about this book. The writing is stellar. The romance is sweet and believable. The secondary characters are developed with depth and dimension. I adored this book!

    • Shantelle says:

      I quite loved this book! Valiant by Sarah McGuire is a retelling of The Brave Little Tailor, which I used to read (the mickey mouse version, hehe) all the time when I was little! It was so, so fun seeing the similarities when I found out it was indeed a retelling of that fairytale, I was so excited!There was a little bit of romance - so sweet and satisfying. Some violence/gruesomeness/creepiness due to the giants and whatnot; but not much at all. I really liked all the characters! Our little ta [...]

    • Kristen Lippert-Martin says:

      Oh, how I do love a clever girl! And Saville is the cleverest. She, a lowly tailor's assistant (well, assistant to her father, who is The Tailor) manages to clever her way out of several bad situations and do what no one else can do: face off against what seems to be an insurmountable foe. The writing is so beautiful and evocative and geez, how many books do you read where an author can describe how it feels to be falling in love and you think it's the first time you've ever read about such a th [...]

    • Gillian Berry says:

      Ahhhhh, that was so cute! Classic, old-shool fairy tale retelling like Ella Enchanted or Shannon Hale (very accureate, book synopsis, very accurate indeed). Bit of an uneven start, but once I was into this, I was totally into this. Finished it at 3 am! The ship is super cute, too, and the plot has got quite a bit of action and momentum. This book just made me happy.

    • Kristi says:

      Fantastic. Fantasy, strong women. Romance, giants, royalty, castles, battles. I am super excited about this one. I can't wait for more from Sarah McGuire.

    • Pamela says:

      This started out really well. It's a retelling of The Valiant Tailor or The Brave Tailor, which is a fairy tale that can be found in the Brothers' Grimm tales. I had to go back and reread it because it isn't the most interesting or original of their collected tales. Actually, it has a lot of elements of Greek and Roman storytelling in it--and probably other cultures as well--since the main character defeats giants with riddles and subterfuge. It's like if Homer's Wily Odysseus were a tailor inst [...]

    • Amy says:

      I loved Valiant! It had a developed heroine, satisfying relationships, and lovely writing. I was only vaguely familiar with "The Brave Little Tailor" going in, but it is easy to see how the author takes the story and adds layers. Some re-tellings flesh out the original, others improve it. Valiant is definitely in the latter. What drew me in initially was Saville's relationship with her Dad. Her response to his anger and selfishness was believable and true. Her emotions aren't "overdone", yet it [...]

    • Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles) says:

      I have never read the fairytale The Valiant Little Tailor/The Brave Little Tailor so I can't attest to how it did as a fairytale retelling but I have to say I was a bit disappointed. The story itself was interesting (at its core) but I couldn't connect with any of the characters. In fact, it was hard to tell exactly the age of any of the characters. Some characters that seemed older talked like children and vice versa. The writing was cheesy and all of the conflicts were too easily solved.Check [...]

    • serena482* says:

      4.5 stars

    • Mary says:

      So I saw this book on fellow GoodReader Rane's feed and had a serious case of cover love. I simply had to have this book in my life now! But sadly it wasn't be to published for another month so I had to wait. Sadface. Valiant is a retelling of Grimm's 'The Valiant Tailor', one of their less popular stories, but Valiant makes some changes and moulds it into an adventure story, rather than one simply about cunning and cleverness. For one, the protagonist is a girl and the King doesn't pull any str [...]

    • Heather Brown says:

      Valiant is going to be a big hit in my Library! Fairy tales retold are the big new thing these days, and while "The Brave Little Tailor" isn't as well known as some, that just makes it better! Who wants Snow White for the millionth time? With emotions and ideas that will resonate with today's readers, Valiant tells the story of Saville, who cannot keep from helping people. She helps her unloving father keep their tailoring business until he can get well and helps a starving boy become useful and [...]

    • Rebecca McNutt says:

      Saville is a likeable character, but although this book spins together an eccentrically wonderful story, much of it was just filler. Saville's inner thoughts and rants, action with no substance and scenes that drag on way too long. This book still has a lot of creativity and a lot to offer though, it's worth reading if you're a fan of middle grade fantasy.

    • Jen Simon says:

      Valiant was a thoroughly enjoyable retelling of the classic fairy tale of the Valiant Tailor. I found Saville to be a very likable, strong, brave young lady. The story was exciting and well-written, and Saville's relationships with the other characters in the book really drew me in. I will definitely be recommending this book to my students when it becomes available.

    • Rachel says:

      What a delightful little book!

    • Christina (A Reader of Fictions) says:

      3.5 stars

    • Nafiza says:

      Valiant by Sarah McGuire is a delightful retelling of The Brave Little Tailor collected by Grimms, Lang and many others. I really liked the way McGuire retold this story in a way that incorporates modern sensibilities and contemporary thought yet retains the essence of the fairy tale.Saville has a fractious relationship with her father, a tailor who, after conflicts with his guild, has uprooted them from their home and relocated them to the city of Reggen. Saville’s father has more love for hi [...]

    • Brandy Painter says:

      Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.Valiant by Sarah McGuire has so many elements I love in a book: fairy tale elements, a brave yet flawed heroine, a determined hero, kingdom politics, and a land in peril. There was so much I enjoyed about the book. (Not the least being I actually read a book I liked! After weeks of hating everything.)Saville has always known her father loves the fabrics he sews as a tailor more than he's ever loved anything or anyone else including her. S [...]

    • Stefani Sloma says:

      You can read this review and more on my blog, Caught Read Handed.Saville hates the bolts of fabric that her father loves more than her. After Saville’s father moves her to Reggen, he becomes ill, and she must find a way to survive, even if her plan involves wearing boy’s clothes and using those hated bolts of fabric to gain a commission from the king. Life gets even crazier when giants, which are supposed to only be stories, come for Reggen. Saville tricks them into leaving, and as court gos [...]

    • Briana says:

      Source: NetgalleyValiant is a compelling fairy tale retelling, based on an original tale and featuring a strong female protagonist.  The story follows teenage Saville as she struggles to make her way independently in a new town and as she inadvertently becomes the kingdom’s champion while trying to help a friend.  Events quickly escalate as the people make further demands on her heroism and she becomes embroiled in both politics and battle.As a take on “The Valiant Little Tailor,” Valian [...]

    • Miss Clark says:

      It is spare, but evocative. Memorable. It captures the fairytale feel. The only issue was that I liked these characters too well and wanted to know so much more!Could have used more dialogue and interactions between characters, more time spent with them - everyone is distant in a way because we know so little about who they are - extremely little background and little understanding of the mindset and emotions of Eldin, Lissa, Galen, even Laymonn.It doesn't ruin the story by any means, but I woul [...]

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