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review 2017-06-13 07:17
Searching for Dragons
Searching for Dragons - Patricia C. Wrede

One of the copies of this series I'm reading has an introduction. Don't read the introductions if you haven't read the series before. They're full of spoilers.

 

I clearly don't remember this series very well because I couldn't even remember the narrator of this book. But it holds up to rereading with the exception of G***y Jack... just his name, not his character. Why couldn't he be Rambling Jack or something... I'm sure there's a more fantasy appropriate moniker for him than that.

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review 2017-06-11 18:40
Dealing with Dragons
Dealing with Dragons - Patricia C. Wrede

I distinctly remember buying this book at the same time I bought The Bad Beginning. I never finished A Series of Unfortunate Events, but I read all of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. I really want the nine-year-old to read them. I think she'd enjoy the series.

 

I think of this series as fantasy for non-fantasy readers. It's fantasy, but there's lots of accessible references to other fairy tales/myths. I meant to read them in publication order this time around (Book 4 was published first and then the others came after), but I forgot when it actually came time to read them. I thought about skipping ahead and then backtracking, but I think I'm just going to press on to Book 2.

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review 2017-05-15 02:18
Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace - Patricia C. Wrede

I was pleasantly surprised by this book.

I know the bare minimum about the Star Wars universe. It's something I've always been interested in, but the whole timeline of things really throws me off so I've never really been able to fully get into it.

This book was very well written. Good descriptions and fast paced, it is a great fit for young readers. Wrede doesn't bog down the narration with descriptions of scenery and characters. She gives basic characteristics, then carries on with the plot. This worked wonderfully.

I also really liked how Wrede shifted the focus of the narration between characters. By writing the novel in this way, she really expanded on the movie. It was great being able to get inside each character's head and see how they perceived the world.

This is a fantastic book, especially for young readers interested in Star Wars. Great read.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-02-26 14:16
Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1)
Dealing with Dragons - Patricia C. Wrede

Dealing with Dragons

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text 2016-08-15 22:36
Thirteenth Child - Patricia C. Wrede

Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, #1)Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The settings were...
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I've read it twice; and that alone should be recommendation enough.
It was enjoyable that there was an atmosphere of futuristic Old West. The characters were gritty and textured. I really recommend for anyone that likes Science Fiction or Fantasy.

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