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* RashPromise: In ''Ever'', similar to the story of Jephthah, narrator Kezi's father vows to his god that if his wife survives her illness he will sacrifice the first person who congratulates him on her recovery. After the wife recovers, the family attempts to isolate themselves until the "statute of limitations" on vows runs out, but Kezi's aunt shows up unexpectedly. She is about to offer congratulations when Kezi, who knew about the vow, [[HeroicSacrifice does so instead]]. [[spoiler: Her father does end up keeping his vow.]]



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* ''Literature/TheWish''



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In ''The Wish'', Wilma is granted her wish to be the most popular person at her school. Over the course of the book she realizes how unfulfilling it is to have people effectively be forced to like her, instead of getting to know her and liking her because of who she is.



* LiteralGenie: The "old lady" in ''The Wish''. Wilma wishes to be the most popular at her school, and the wish is granted. Eventually she realizes that this means the wish will end at her graduation from that school, less than a month away. (And therefore, that it would have been better to take the original wish offered to her: to be popular, period.)

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* FeministFantasy: Levine's works are often these, particularly ''Ella Enchanted'' and ''The Two Princesses of Bamarre'', with female protagonists who go on adventures that test their resolve and wits against the backdrop of a fairy tale world where they're generally expected to sit back and be passive.


* WeddingDay: In ''Ever'', Kezi's uncle marries, and Kezi and Olus discuss weddings in his home country [[spoiler: and eventually marry]]. In Hyte, the couple's future is foretold with incense, and then they eat bitter and sweet foods together. Akkan couples also eat the bitter and sweet foods, and the bride and groom hold onto each other while people act out troubles trying to tear them apart.

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*''Literature/TheLostKingdomOfBamarre''


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!!Works by Gail Carson Levine with their own trope pages include:



!!Gail Carson Levine’s books provide examples of:
* AbusiveParents: The fairy tale variety; negligient fathers and wicked stepmothers.
* ActionGirl: Most heroines.
* BalefulPolymorph: You become one if you anger a fairy.

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!!Gail !!Other works by Gail Carson Levine’s books Levine provide examples of:
* AbusiveParents: The fairy tale variety; negligient fathers and wicked stepmothers.
* ActionGirl: Most heroines.
* BalefulPolymorph: You become one if you anger a fairy.
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* BlueBlood: Depending on the fairy tale used as inspiration, quite often.
* CinderellaCircumstances: In most novels inspired by fairy tales.
* DragonsPreferPrincesses: Played straight most of the time.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: When there are princesses, everything is better with them.
* FairyGodmother: In a fairy tale, you have to have one.



* FracturedFairyTale: The defining feature of most of her novels.



* PluckyGirl: Most of the heroines.
* TheQuest: Most, if not all, of Gail's novels feature one of those.



* WickedStepmother: Cinderella Circumstances are unthinkable without one of those.


* MayflyDecemberRomance: In ''The Two Princesses of Bamarre'', love interest Rhys is a sorcerer, a species who live 500 years. [[spoiler:He and narrator Addie marry anyway.]]
** In ''Ever'', Olus is an immortal god who loves Kezi, a human. [[spoiler:Kezi eventually becomes an immortal goddess, and they marry.]]

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* MayflyDecemberRomance: In ''The Two Princesses of Bamarre'', love interest Rhys is a sorcerer, a species who live 500 years. [[spoiler:He and narrator Addie marry anyway.]]
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In ''Ever'', Olus is an immortal god who loves Kezi, a human. [[spoiler:Kezi eventually becomes an immortal goddess, and they marry.]]



* WeddingDay: At least one in most of the fairytale books, treating us to various wedding customs:
** In ''Ella Enchanted'', Ella attends a wedding among the giants, whose weddings consist of acting out their future together: working, making a home, raising children.
** In ''Fairest'', Oscaro marries Ivi, and [[spoiler:Ijori marries Aza]]. Ayorthan weddings are entirely sung, with each member of the couple singing a song they've written about their love and their hopes for the future.
** In ''The Two Princesses of Bamarre'', Addie marries [[spoiler:Rhys]]. A passage from the epic poem ''Drault'' is read (in this case, by [[spoiler:Drault himself]]), and the couple speak vows in unison and twist locks their hair together.
** In ''Ever'', Kezi's uncle marries, and Kezi and Olus discuss weddings in his home country [[spoiler: and eventually marry]]. In Hyte, the couple's future is foretold with incense, and then they eat bitter and sweet foods together. Akkan couples also eat the bitter and sweet foods, and the bride and groom hold onto each other while people act out troubles trying to tear them apart.

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* WeddingDay: At least one in most of the fairytale books, treating us to various wedding customs:
** In ''Ella Enchanted'', Ella attends a wedding among the giants, whose weddings consist of acting out their future together: working, making a home, raising children.
** In ''Fairest'', Oscaro marries Ivi, and [[spoiler:Ijori marries Aza]]. Ayorthan weddings are entirely sung, with each member of the couple singing a song they've written about their love and their hopes for the future.
** In ''The Two Princesses of Bamarre'', Addie marries [[spoiler:Rhys]]. A passage from the epic poem ''Drault'' is read (in this case, by [[spoiler:Drault himself]]), and the couple speak vows in unison and twist locks their hair together.
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In ''Ever'', Kezi's uncle marries, and Kezi and Olus discuss weddings in his home country [[spoiler: and eventually marry]]. In Hyte, the couple's future is foretold with incense, and then they eat bitter and sweet foods together. Akkan couples also eat the bitter and sweet foods, and the bride and groom hold onto each other while people act out troubles trying to tear them apart.


* ''Literature/TheTwoPrincessesOfBamarre''




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* ''Literature/ThePrincessTales''
* ''Literature/TheTwoPrincessesOfBamarre''

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In ''The Wish'', Wilma is granted her wish to be the most popular person at her school. Over the course of the book she realizes how unfulfilling it is to have people effectively be forced to like her, instead of getting to know her and liking her because of who she is.


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* LiteralGenie: The "old lady" in ''The Wish''. Wilma wishes to be the most popular at her school, and the wish is granted. Eventually she realizes that this means the wish will end at her graduation from that school, less than a month away. (And therefore, that it would have been better to take the original wish offered to her: to be popular, period.)

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* FantasyPantheon: In ''Ever'', one of the two narrators is the god of the winds. Throughout the book we are introduced to various other gods in the pantheon. There is also belief in an all-powerful, all-knowing god, but his existence is never confirmed or disproved.


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* MayflyDecemberRomance: In ''The Two Princesses of Bamarre'', love interest Rhys is a sorcerer, a species who live 500 years. [[spoiler:He and narrator Addie marry anyway.]]
** In ''Ever'', Olus is an immortal god who loves Kezi, a human. [[spoiler:Kezi eventually becomes an immortal goddess, and they marry.]]

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* WeddingDay: At least one in most of the fairytale books, treating us to various wedding customs:
** In ''Ella Enchanted'', Ella attends a wedding among the giants, whose weddings consist of acting out their future together: working, making a home, raising children.
** In ''Fairest'', Oscaro marries Ivi, and [[spoiler:Ijori marries Aza]]. Ayorthan weddings are entirely sung, with each member of the couple singing a song they've written about their love and their hopes for the future.
** In ''The Two Princesses of Bamarre'', Addie marries [[spoiler:Rhys]]. A passage from the epic poem ''Drault'' is read (in this case, by [[spoiler:Drault himself]]), and the couple speak vows in unison and twist locks their hair together.
** In ''Ever'', Kezi's uncle marries, and Kezi and Olus discuss weddings in his home country [[spoiler: and eventually marry]]. In Hyte, the couple's future is foretold with incense, and then they eat bitter and sweet foods together. Akkan couples also eat the bitter and sweet foods, and the bride and groom hold onto each other while people act out troubles trying to tear them apart.


Gail Carson Levine (born September 17, 1947) is an American author of young adult books. Her first novel, ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'', received a Newbery Honor in 1998. Most of her works are based on a well-known fairy tales, or fairy tale tropes, though she always adds some new and unique features to the old story. Some of her novels, such as ''EllaEnchanted'' and ''Literature/TheTwoPrincessesOfBamarre'', have been translated into German.

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Gail Carson Levine (born September 17, 1947) is an American author of young adult books. Her first novel, ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'', received a Newbery Honor in 1998. Most of her works are based on a well-known fairy tales, or fairy tale tropes, though she always adds some new and unique features to the old story. Some of her novels, such as ''EllaEnchanted'' ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' and ''Literature/TheTwoPrincessesOfBamarre'', have been translated into German.
German.


Gail Carson Levine (born September 17, 1947) is an American author of young adult books. Her first novel, ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'', received a Newbery Honor in 1998. Most of her works are based on a well-known fairy tales, or fairy tale tropes, though she always adds some new and unique features to the old story. Some of her novels, such as ''Ella Enchanted'' and ''Literature/TheTwoPrincessesOfBamarre'', have been translated into German.

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Gail Carson Levine (born September 17, 1947) is an American author of young adult books. Her first novel, ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'', received a Newbery Honor in 1998. Most of her works are based on a well-known fairy tales, or fairy tale tropes, though she always adds some new and unique features to the old story. Some of her novels, such as ''Ella Enchanted'' ''EllaEnchanted'' and ''Literature/TheTwoPrincessesOfBamarre'', have been translated into German.


Gail Carson Levine (born September 17, 1947) is an American author of young adult books. Her first novel, Ella Enchanted, received a Newbery Honor in 1998. Most of her works are based on a well-known fairytales, or fairytale tropes, though she always adds some new and unique features to the old story. Some of her novels, such as EllaEnchanted and TheTwoPrincessesOfBamarre have been translated into German.

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Gail Carson Levine (born September 17, 1947) is an American author of young adult books. Her first novel, Ella Enchanted, ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'', received a Newbery Honor in 1998. Most of her works are based on a well-known fairytales, fairy tales, or fairytale fairy tale tropes, though she always adds some new and unique features to the old story. Some of her novels, such as EllaEnchanted ''Ella Enchanted'' and TheTwoPrincessesOfBamarre ''Literature/TheTwoPrincessesOfBamarre'', have been translated into German.





!!Works with their own trope page include:

Literature/TheTwoPrincessesOfBamarre

Literature/EllaEnchanted

Literature/{{Fairest}}

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\n\n!!Works with their own trope page include:

Literature/TheTwoPrincessesOfBamarre

Literature/EllaEnchanted

Literature/{{Fairest}}

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pages include:
*''Literature/TheTwoPrincessesOfBamarre''
*''Literature/EllaEnchanted''
*''Literature/{{Fairest}}''




AbusiveParents: The fairytale variety; negligient fathers and wicked stepmothers.

ActionGirl: Most protagonists.

BlueBlood: Depending on the fairytale used as inspiration, quite often.

CinderellaCircumstances: In most fairytale-inspired novels.

EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: When there are princesses, everything is better with them.

FairyGodmother: In a fairytale, you have to have one.

FracturedFairyTale: The defining feature of most of her novels.

BalefulPolymorph: This is what happens if you anger a fairy.

DragonsPreferPrincesses: Played straight most of the time.

PluckyGirl: Most of the heroines.

TheQuest: Most if not all novels feature one of those.

WickedStepmother: CinderellaCircumstances are unthinkable without one of those.

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\nAbusiveParents: *AbusiveParents: The fairytale fairy tale variety; negligient fathers and wicked stepmothers.

ActionGirl:
stepmothers.
*ActionGirl:
Most protagonists.

BlueBlood:
heroines.
*BalefulPolymorph: You become one if you anger a fairy.
*BlueBlood:
Depending on the fairytale fairy tale used as inspiration, quite often.

CinderellaCircumstances:
often.
*CinderellaCircumstances:
In most fairytale-inspired novels.

EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses:
novels inspired by fairy tales.
*DragonsPreferPrincesses: Played straight most of the time.
*EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses:
When there are princesses, everything is better with them.

FairyGodmother:
them.
*FairyGodmother:
In a fairytale, fairy tale, you have to have one.

FracturedFairyTale:
one.
*FracturedFairyTale:
The defining feature of most of her novels.

BalefulPolymorph: This is what happens if you anger a fairy.

DragonsPreferPrincesses: Played straight most of the time.

PluckyGirl:
novels.
*PluckyGirl:
Most of the heroines.

TheQuest: Most
heroines.
*TheQuest: Most,
if not all all, of Gail's novels feature one of those.

WickedStepmother: CinderellaCircumstances
those.
*WickedStepmother: Cinderella Circumstances
are unthinkable without one of those. those.
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