Month: October 2014

Oct 07
The Godmother by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (review)

The Godmother by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (review)

    With appearances from Snow White, Hansel and Gretal, Cinderella, Puss in Boots, and other familiar characters, I expected something more. But the reality is this is not a light read, not a fairy story, and certainly not for children or younger teens. Each person you meet in the book has problems, yes they tend to parallel the stories they’re from, but they’re also darker. Hansel and Gretal for instance. Their mother leaves them in a shopping mall, twice! The first time a kindly police officer manages to reunite them with their mother. The second time? A pedophile takes… Read more »

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Oct 05
Suitcase Of Stars (Enchanted Emporium book 1) by P. D. Baccalario (review)

Suitcase Of Stars (Enchanted Emporium book 1) by P. D. Baccalario (review)

    There are lots of neat black and white illustrations in this book. I’m not sure if the eBook version has them or not, as my copy is a hardback. It kept my attention throughout the book, and Finley seemed to be in character for a 13 year old boy. More interested in fishing and mysteries than in school. Most of the book is getting to know the characters and figuring out mysteries. It sounds like a slow or boring read, but the way everything came together actually made the book go fast. It’s also told from Finley’s point… Read more »

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Oct 03
Influential Magic (Crescent City Fae Book 1) by Deanna Chase (review)

Influential Magic (Crescent City Fae Book 1) by Deanna Chase (review)

  I love how the Fae are portrayed in the book. The author fleshed them out wonderfully well, all the little quirks and explanations about what will sap their powers, as well as what will boost them. So many authors make the mistake of making their main character all-powerful or perfect. Willow is shown to have both strengths and weaknesses, and it makes for a more realistic read. (And yes, I did just say ‘realistic’ about a fantasy novel!) I also got easily and quickly attached to the characters. Willow’s best female friend and usual partner Phoebe quickly became a… Read more »

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