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review 2020-04-28 03:07
A Heart so Fierce and Broken
A Heart so Fierce and Broken - Brigid Kemmerer

 

This book is a continuation of the story told in A Curse so Dark and Lonely (an enthralling retelling of Beauty and the Beast). I loved this second book even more than the first one!

 

In this book, we follow Grey as he deals with the fallout of the information he learned at the end of book 1.  NO SPOILERS HERE!!

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review 2020-04-27 02:42
The Enchantress Returns
The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns - Chris Colfer

 

This is a great series that twists the fairy tales we know and love and makes them into an amazing story with loads of adventure and excitement. Love it and can't wait to read more.

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text 2020-04-03 06:32
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood

Wow, towards the end I really got slapped on the head by the feminist message of this book. And I´m afraid, I didn´t like it. And the chorus parts with the maids and the allusions to modern day times throughout this book really annoyed me.

 

So in short, this book clearly didn´t work for me.

 

  

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review 2020-03-28 01:17
THE LAND OF STORIES: THE ENCHANTRESS RETURNS by Chris Colfer
The Land of Stories. The Enchantress Returns - Chris Colfer
So the Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back for revenge.  She will stop at nothing to get all the kingdoms in Fairy Tale land to bow to her and give her their thrones.  Little is she expecting the twins to show up or Alex to stand up to her.
 
Wow, what a lot of action and adventure in this rollicking tale.  Fairy Godmother is trying to keep Alex and Connor safe but they are determined to get back to the Land of Stories by any method possible even if it means tricking Mother Goose.  They manage to get back and start the quest to stop the Enchantress.  They meet up again with old friends who help them on their quest.  Even the trolls and goblins are not what they expect.  Unexpected twists happen throughout their quest and this story.  I could not put it down.  I loved reacquainting myself the with characters and meeting some new ones.  Some give a little towards the quest and some give all.  Well worth reading!
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text 2020-03-27 16:30
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
A Thousand Ships - Natalie Haynes

A Thousand Ships is a retelling of the Trojan War (what has led to it, what has happened during the war and the aftermath of it), told from a female perspective. And not just the perspective of a single woman, but from all the women who were involved in the war, the trojan women, the goddesses, the fates and the greek women, whose lives have been changed by the war. Only one woman isn´t allowed to tell her story ... but I´m not going to tell you who that is.

 

This was such a great read. At times funny, at times devastating, this book makes the Trojan War and all it´s repercussions come to live. And I absolutely loved every single page of it. 

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