Short & Sweet: Mixing together several fairy tales, Enchanted is about a young girl named Sunday who meets a frog and cannot write down anything or it comes true. She is the sixth daughter, all of which are named after days of the week. Little does she know her own fairy tale is beginning as she gives her frog friend a kiss after telling him a story one night. He turns back into the prince he really is after she leaves and searches her out, but does not know how to approach telling her how he knows her as a frog before being a prince. A charming and humorous story, I loved Sunday’s character and the part she plays in the fairy tales that her family is wrapped up in. I listened to this one on audio and would highly recommend that format as it tells the story so well and… Read more »
Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Kate and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Sheila‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts also hosts a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading? For Review: The Girl Who Never Was by Skylar Dorset Mortal Danger (Immortal Game, #1) by Ann Aguirre Read this Week: Plus One by Elizabeth Fama Mortal Danger (Immortal Game, #1) by Ann Aguirre Elusion by Claudia Gabel, Cheryl Klam For Review: Dream Boy by Mary Crockett and Madelyn Rosenberg Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday… Read more »
Having enjoyed Cinder, I was anticipating loving Scarlet, as I tend to love anything Red Riding Hood. I sat on an ARC of this and then a hard cover and then finally downloaded the audiobook from the library and set to cleaning. I loved the audio version first of all, I felt the narrator did an amazing job bringing out the personalities of all of the characters. Set from the point of view of Scarlet and Cinder, both girls are very different, but both very admirable. Cinder had been captured at the end of the first book and is now attempting to escape prison, but ends up in the cell of a very dashing Captain (or so he says) Thorne. Her plot is pretty much the main plot and on the headline of every news that Scarlet encounters. Scarlet’s grandmother is missing and the police are not doing enough in… Read more »
Northwood is the story of Cecilia Undergarment, a girl who can communicate with dogs. Her neighbor is a grumpy, miserable man who used to be a wonderful grocer with a wife and daughter, but quickly turned when starting a chain of superstores and ending up by himself. Cecilia one day finds herself being asked for help from the dog next door, who is literally being starved to death. Her interesting rescue involves balloons and the help of her housekeeper. Unfortunately, after the rescue, the owner of Rocky the dog comes calling looking for him. A series of unfortunate events leads to the attic of her house, partly made of balloons, taking off with Rocky and her in it. They land in a mysterious land and find themselves in a castle ruled by a king who says he is merciful but is anything but that. What Cecilia uncovers is that the… Read more »
The Write On review-a-thon is a 2-day review-a-thon that happens once a month. Join us 4/25 – 4/26 to catch up on those reviews that need to be written, whether you have one or 30+. The sign up post will go up on The Book Vixen about a week before. Follow on Facebook and Twitter for updates. I will forever need a reviewathon. I was keeping up due to Spring Break, but now am behind once again! Here are the books I’m hoping to review: Dyerville Tales Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw Level Up Night Gardener Nerd Camp 2.0 The Unicorn Thief Cursties & Conspiracies The Return of Zita the Spacegirl If you are behind on reviews too, join up!