I needed to bump this one up. I'll have to come back to do the review justice, but this one was so well done. I was just reminded yesterday how amazing this book is.I love fairy tales. This one begins with a story, and stories are used again and again (I love themes involving the strength of storytelling - that stories are valuable and powerful.)It is also very romantic, nothing steamy as this is also for a YA audience, but very beautiful too.Bargains with Death, the Black Plague, medieval village life.I just need to go re-read it.