Because Aza is so different from the other Ayorthians, many guests at the inn don't care for her. That is, until she bonds with the cranky duchess because of the inn's cat. And so when the duchess is on her way to the palace for the king's wedding and the duchess's companion falls ill, Aza is asked to go with the duchess in her place. And so Aza's fairy tale begins.
Fairest is a really cute YA novel. I recommend it to those who enjoy a twist to the traditional fairy tale love story.