Genre: Adaptations

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May 15
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Spelled by @BetsySchow @SourcebooksFire

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Spelled by @BetsySchow @SourcebooksFire

Spelled is one of those books where I fell in love the first time I saw the cover. I have always loved The Wizard of Oz, and I have been loving fairy tale re-tellings, so I knew this would be a match made somewhere over the rainbow for me. And I was so right. Spelled is so much fun that I want to pick it up and read it again right now. Betsy Schow has taken a classic tale that is already so fantastical and turned everything on its’ head. Who you know as good might turn bad and vice versa. And Betsy was not satisfied with just the land of Oz, so she took all kinds of fairy tale worlds and created a delightful mashup. Dot, or Dorothea is a the princess of the Emerald city, and because of a curse-gone-wrong on all the major fairy tale families long long ago, she isn’t allowed to leave the castle. Someone in her line of women is rumored to be more… Read more »

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Mar 06
{ #Review } Flunked by @JenCalonita @jabberwockykids @SourcebooksFire

{ #Review } Flunked by @JenCalonita @jabberwockykids @SourcebooksFire

Flunked is the first book in an adorable middle grade series called Fairy Tale Reform School. I really liked this book. It put a smile on my face the whole time I was reading it. Yes, it was a younger read than I was used to, but it was perfectly suited for it’s middle grade audience. The heroine is Gilly and is around 12 or 13. She is caught stealing a hair clip and is shipped off to the Fairy Tale Reform School for the mischievous children on the path to becoming a villain. I think this is such a cute idea for a magical and funny story. I really like that we got to see the “crime” that Gilly committed to get sent to reform school as it played out, rather than just starting the book with her already there and flashing back on what brought her in. I thought it gave the readers a great perspective on what her family is like, and gave us an idea of… Read more »

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Aug 13
{Graphic Novel Review} Through the Woods by Emily Carroll @emilyterrible

{Graphic Novel Review} Through the Woods by Emily Carroll @emilyterrible

Graphic Novels are so much fun to read, and Through the Woods was fantastic! I think this book will appeal to readers young and old alike. It was surprisingly spooky in some tales, which was an added delight. I was not expecting to get goosbumps while reading. I sat down and read the book and I as soon as I was done I went over to my cousins house to look through it with her son that loves all things ookey and spooky. He is in second grade and he loved the book! I couldn’t even get him to give it back to me when I was reading. Through the Woods features 5 stories. I am having a hard time even picking my favorite one- they were all wonderful. I think if I had to pick I would choose My Friend Janna. My little cousin’s favorite was The Nesting Place. The pictures are vivid and the perfect accompaniment for the story. Through the woods makes me want to pick up… Read more »

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May 25
{Review} Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

{Review} Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

As soon as I heard that this was a re-telling of Peter Pan I was excited to read Second Star. When I started to see reviews saying this was a unique take on the story, I was even more intrigued. Second Star is the story of Wendy Darling. And I have to say, this is a pretty incredible book. It is a very quick read. I easily devoured it in a couple of hours. I was so impressed with the story that Alyssa B. Sheinmel came up with. Yes, it is a re-telling of sorts of Peter Pan, but it seemed like way more than that to me. The character names are the same, and there are loose similarities in themes, but overall this is a wonderfully executed story. I am still not 100% sure what exactly happened at the end of the story. Was it completely contemporary or was there a touch of magic? It could have been either and I applaud Alyssa for how she pulled it all… Read more »

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Apr 24
{Review+Giveaway} Blood and Snow by RaShelle Workman

{Review+Giveaway} Blood and Snow by RaShelle Workman

 Welcome to my stop on the Blood and Snow blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the tour Blood and Snow by RaShelle Workman Paperback, 55 pages Published June 5th 2012 by Polished Pen Press Age Group: YA Source: ecopy from Author Series: Blood and Snow #1 Summary: Every thousand years the Vampire Queen selects a new body, always the fairest in the land, and this time she’s chosen Snow White.Snow isn’t an ordinary girl. She doesn’t know that yet. When Snow gets bitten by a Hunter, her life is thrown into a whirlwind of change where instead of worrying about what to eat, she has to fight not to drink the blood of fellow high school students. She becomes a revenant – not quite human, not quite vampire. With the help of an eccentric old Professor, his seven adoptive sons, and her best friend, Snow learns to control her blood craving. Sort of.  She drinks a bloodlust tea, but she’d rather drink from her Hunter. Or, a human. She also discovers… Read more »

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