Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Jul 12
13 Curses (Thirteen Treasures #2) by Michelle Harrison (review)

13 Curses (Thirteen Treasures #2) by Michelle Harrison (review)

The first book in this trilogy was all about Tanya. This book centers on Rowan, the girl we met previously who goes by the name of Red. Her brother was stolen by faeries and she is determined to get him back. I love that the faerie lore we learn in these books follows the traditional lore I’ve read in myths and legends. The fae shown in the books are mischievous and dark, though not so evil or twisted as to make it an unsuitable read for children. There are a variety of fae described in the books, not just the… Read more »

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Mar 05
Curtsies and Conspiracies (Finishing School #2) by Gail Carriger (review)

Curtsies and Conspiracies (Finishing School #2) by Gail Carriger (review)

I haven’t read the first book in this series, but was still able to figure out what was going on in this one fairly well. Sophronia is a 15 year old girl in a finishing school. Only this finishing school is also a spy training ground. The teachers are all women, except for the werewolf and vampire teachers who are men. Their school is run in a huge airship, which is kind of a cross between a blimp and a hot air balloon. There are 4 large balloons that keep it afloat, and the school hangs below them. The school… Read more »

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Jan 08
13 Treasures (Thirteen Treasures #1) by Michelle Harrison (review)

13 Treasures (Thirteen Treasures #1) by Michelle Harrison (review)

Adventure, mystery, magic and intrigue. There’s a new twist in almost every chapter it seems. And quite a few of them were surprises to me. The history of how the fae Court became Seelie and Unseelie made sense, though I did think it would have been the other way around. There was also a lot of lore about protecting yourself from the fae, like wearing red, turning your clothes inside out, and carrying iron in your pocket. All the little things scattered throughout the book about various types of fae were well-researched and written. It did seem a bit silly… Read more »

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