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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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review 2020-03-21 16:22
Break Your Glass Slippers
Break Your Glass Slippers - Amanda Lovelace

I’m not an experienced poetry reader but this year I’m trying to branch out towards other genres, and the theme of Break your glass slippers resonated with me, so I wanted to give it a try. The message of female empowerment is great and it comes across strongly.

I also really liked the aesthetic of the book. Some nice drawings and interesting page settings. The lack of capitals for me took some getting used to. The story of Cinderella is taking as the base of the poems, which had a modern style where everything is discussed directly, which I quite liked.

I guess this was my favorite one:

there is nothing
unfeminist
about the girl
who chooses
the ball gown
& the prince.

there is everything
unfeminist
about those
who try to
shame her for
her choices.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! 

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review 2020-02-05 15:58
Break Your Glass Slippers!!!
Break Your Glass Slippers - Amanda Lovelace

english review only

Netgalley ebook (this one comes out March 17th)

 

Summary: "more forgetting time.
more midnight dances with yourself
."

amanda lovelace, the bestselling & award-winning author of the “women are some kind of magic” poetry series, presents a new companion series, “you are your own fairy tale” the first installment, break your glass slippers, is about overcoming those who don’t see your worth, even if that person is sometimes yourself. in the epic tale of your life, you are the most important character while everyone is but a forgotten footnote. even the prince.

 

My review: Freaking beautiful!!!

 

I'm just such a big fan of everything I have ever read by Amanda Lovelace. DAMN, she has a way with words that makes me feel everything. Such beautiful poetry. I'm so excited to read more in this "You Are Your Own Fairy Tale" series. GIVE ME ALL OF THEM. NOW!!!!

 

Something that I just also need to mention is the fact that there are always trigger warnings in the very beginning of her poetry books, I appreciate that A LOT!!!

 
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review 2019-12-18 11:51
Lethargy, a Princess and the Pea story by Sonya Writes
Lethargy - a Princess and the Pea story ... Lethargy - a Princess and the Pea story (Fairy Tales Retold) - Sonya Writes

Lethargy, a Princess and the Pea story by Sonya Writes is a different take on an older fairy tale.

 

"Nicholas is ready for marriage and tired of his mother sending away princesses for the silliest of reasons. So when he learns that Princess Penelope has a rare allergy to peas, he comes up with a plan..."

 

Penelope is going only at the urging of her mother for a good marriage match for the benefit of the family. She's not thrilled about either Queen Ophira or Prince Nicholas.

 

I gave it four stars.

 

I received a complimentary Kindle copy from Amazon. That did not change my opinion for this review.

 

Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MMEGOVG

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review 2019-12-01 03:16
A Curse so Dark and Lonely
A Curse So Dark and Lonely - Brigid Kemmerer

Audience: Young Adult

Format: e-Book/Library

 

There is blood under my fingernails.

- first sentence

 

 

This is a fabulous retelling of Beauty & the Beast. In Emberfall, the prince and everyone who lives on the castle grounds are cursed to live the same season over and over again. Towards the end of the season, Rhen (the prince) becomes a beast. Over the years, he has killed many villagers, but his captain of the guard (Grey) has learned how to keep the remaining people safe. As in the original, the only way to break the curse is for someone to fall in love with Rhen. Grey brings girls from the modern world to the castle in an attempt to find someone who will break the curse. One day he ends up kidnapping Harper. Harper isn't like any of the other girls Grey kidnapped over the years (of course). But she also isn't your typical "Belle" - she has cerebral palsy and she loves horses more than books.

 

Chapters are told in alternating viewpoints between Rhen and Harper and it's fun to see what they're thinking about how the other one behaves. There is adventure, intrigue, and  a great deal of violence. There are forces outside the castle grounds that threaten Emberfall. Harper helps Rhen and Grey come up with solutions. She is feisty and smart and doesn't give up easily. 

 

I loved this story and the end was surprising even though I thought I knew how it would go. I am looking forward to the next book.

 

 

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