Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

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Jun 16
Be a Genie in Six Easy Steps (Genie #1) by Linda Chapman (review)

Be a Genie in Six Easy Steps (Genie #1) by Linda Chapman (review)

This was really cute. The step-sibs got along a lot better than I was expecting them to. And there were a few unbelievable moments, but all in all, I enjoyed it. I was expecting the bad guy to be worse than what turned out to be the case. Though it totally worked with the reveal at the end, and with the age group the book is aimed at. I liked how the kids had to work together in order to complete each step, and that even when they failed they were able to figure out why with a little help… Read more »

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Feb 01
The Book Of Unicorns by Jackie French (review)

The Book Of Unicorns by Jackie French (review)

There are six short stories in this book. I don’t usually read many short stories, but they were about unicorns! Warts, is about a boy with two bickering and angry parents who go to visit the boy’s grandmother only once a year. The mother hates it out there and refuses to go more than she has to. The grandmother has arthritis, and has started to forget things. And then, a unicorn is born on the property. I really liked this one, it’s one of my favorites in the book. A Present For Aunt Addie, is slightly surreal and also sad…. Read more »

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Dec 11
Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones (review)

Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones (review)

    “Be careful what you ask for; you may get it.” You would think that with a book this size, and what some would call a ‘cast of thousands’, that most of the characters are going to be puppets. Or archetypes, and only a few characters would have personalities of their own that really stood out. I must say, this is not the case. I’m sure there were a few that could be classified as such, but there were so many strong characters those few got completely lost to me. I did not notice if there were actually any… Read more »

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