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review 2014-06-22 14:15
Monkey-handling in the Wide Sarcastic Sea
Oliver and the Seawigs - Philip Reeve,Sarah McIntyre

And then all of a sudden, there were too many monkeys.

I’m half-tempted to review this with Near-sighted mermaid! Talking Islands! Sarcastic Weeds! SEA MONKEYS! and leave it at that. Because really, if those things wouldn’t perk your interest then I cannot do much else. Also, I’m feeling a little out of my element critiquing a children’s book that is a straightforward adventure story with none of the subtext and metaphors where a broken mirror symbolises unfulfilled dreams and what-not.

 

So for whatever divine or voodoo reason I got pre-approved for this, I'm just so happy I have now found the genre where I cannot bring myself to complain about anything seeing as I’m too busy having fun.

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review 2014-01-29 03:19
Too Kawaii To Live, Too Sugoi To Die
Fire & Flood - Victoria Scott
There's a part of me that doesn't like her considering us tools in this race. I just want… for these people to be my friends.


Take that as fair warning should you decide to pick this one up. Also:

Do NOT expect The Hunger Games' depth.

Do NOT look for Dante Walker's charming snark.

Do NOT expect to like the heroine. Only a few will get this analogy but she's Miaka from Fushigi Yuugi with a cuddly wolf-like Pokemon shoved to survive a Lord of the Flies/The Amazing Race hybrid of a predicament in order to win a cure for her sickly older brother Cody.

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