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Sep 07
The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat (review)

The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat (review)

I really liked how the story started off in the modern world, but with Izzy’s fascination for faerie tales and folklore. Their next door neighbor is an old woman who is said to be a witch, and knows even more about the Fae than Izzy does. And then Hen is stolen away, and Izzy chases after her and falls down a rabbit hole like Alice in Wonderland. Only she ends up in a faerie realm. You know immediately that the bottle she takes from Mariam is going to be important in the story. But the way it’s actually used was… Read more »

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Feb 24
The Lost Twin (Scarlet and Ivy #1) by Sophie Cleverly (review)

The Lost Twin (Scarlet and Ivy #1) by Sophie Cleverly (review)

The synopsis is slightly misleading, in that it says Ivy is invited to take Scarlet’s place and she agrees. She gets a letter telling her a place has opened up for her, and that her school fees have already been paid. So she really doesn’t get a choice about going to the school or not. And once there, she is told point blank that she is going to pretend to be Scarlet. She agrees to do so in order to find out what happened to her sister. However, since she was basically threatened into doing it, the synopsis description sounds… Read more »

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Dec 16
The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary (review)

The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary (review)

Saki behaved the way I’d expect a 13 year old girl to act, when dragged out into the middle of nowhere and forced to leave her friends behind. Which is to say, she was an almost unlikeable little brat. Which while realistic, wasn’t much fun to read about. Luckily, once the curse came into play, she started to grow up a bit. I loved the kitsune the best of the three spirit guides Saki met. And I liked the tanuki the least. Which was kind of amusing because the kitsune tells Saki that everyone likes the third spirit (the tanuki)… Read more »

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Aug 30
Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School #1) by Jen Calonita (review)

Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School #1) by Jen Calonita (review)

“Never send a hero to do a villains job.”   So I’ve never listened to an audio book before this one. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to pay enough attention to it while doing other things. But the girl who narrates this one does voices for all the characters, and her voice itself was super-expressive. Just the right amount of snark in the right places, and sadness, and all the other emotions the characters felt. Gilly wasn’t super-likable at first. I mean, she’s stealing things in order to be able to afford to buy food for her 5… Read more »

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