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“The Girl of Fire and Thorns” – Is It Easy To Identify With The Main Character? Or Was Her Personality a Turn-Off?

Book Review : The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson Spoiler Alert! Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who … Continue reading

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“Unearthly” – Is It “Twilight” With Angels?

Book Review : Unearthly by Cynthia Hand Spoiler Alert! In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees . . . . Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not … Continue reading

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“Spindle’s End” – A Classic Fairy Tale of Sleeping Beauty With a Twist

Book Review : Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley Spoiler Alert! Magic can be a nuisance, and needs constant vigilance to keep it at bay making fairies’ services a necessity for the non-magical folk of the realm. The King and Queen … Continue reading

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“Wildwood Dancing” – A Modern Interpretation of a Classic Fairy Tale

Book Review : Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier Spoiler Alert! Jena and her sisters came to live at Piscul Dracului, an old stone castle, about nine years ago. By chance they found a portal to enter the Other Kingdom and … Continue reading

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“Protector of the Small Quartet” – Does the Intended Readership Change?

Series Review : Protector of the Small Quartet by Tamora Pierce This was the first quartet we read in the continuing saga of Tortall not realizing that there were others prior to this set. The quartet was understandable even without … Continue reading

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