Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Sep 03
White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black (review)

White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black (review)

“Flattery will get you everywhere, except, apparently, off a roof.”   I loved the crime boss/crime family elements worked into this book. It helped to make it different and unique. And the world building that was done around that element made total sense in the context of the book. The mysteries were well done, and I didn’t manage to guess most of them. A few I did, but a lot of them I didn’t see coming. That’s always a plus! I really enjoyed Cassel’s thought processes, and the reasons behind the things he said and did. The voice used was… Read more »

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Mar 12
Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean (review)

Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean (review)

I have loved the Peter Pan mythos ever since I was a little girl. I have a great many copies of the original book, all of which are just slightly different. So when I saw that this book is the first authorized sequel, I had to read it. I think it did a pretty good job of staying true to the voice of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. And it still had unique twists of it’s own. I loved that the adult Lost Boys were able to become children and travel to Neverland again by putting on the clothes of… Read more »

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Dec 04
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix (review)

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix (review)

  This take on the classic Cinderella fairytale was fun and interesting. Ella is 15 years old when she goes to the ball and meets the Prince. She has no fairy godmother, no special magic to help her. She gets the glass slippers from a glassmaker in her village because she helped him win a bet. The dress she wears is her mother’s wedding gown that she stitches a little smaller so it fits her. The book starts after the Cinderella story we know, Ella is now a Princess but has not yet married her Prince. She must sit through… Read more »

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Oct 22
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes (review)

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes (review)

  Okay, so technically this isn’t a fantasy or sci-fi book. But it’s all about The Princess Bride, which is a fantasy movie, so it counts. Right? As I read this book, the narrator in my head had Cary Elwes’ voice. As it should be of course, since I have loved The Princess Bride since I first saw it in 1987 at the age of 9. I can quote almost every line in the movie, and getting to read about what was going on in the minds and behind the scenes of the cast was absolutely fantastic. Don’t forget to… Read more »

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