Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
Cover art by Greg Call
Do you like retellings? Every once in a while I like to see a new take on an old favorite. My favorites are usually taken from fairy tales. There’s something magical about taking pieces of an oldie-but-goodie and seeing them reworked into something new.
What’s your favorite fairy tale?
When her controversial design catches the eye of an eccentric client, Frances is whisked away and given the opportunity of a lifetime. The kind of job that could launch her dressmaking career. The catch: Frances’s work for “Lady Crystallia” must be kept secret.
If I’m honest, I have to tell you, I still read fairy tales and I like them best of all.
It’s summer, and all the wizard wants to do is relax now that school is out. But, of course, that doesn’t happen. With princesses to rescue, dragons to chase, and ghosts to hunt down, a wizard’s work is never done. Continue reading “Book Review – Wizard at Work”
Nick Beasley is a professional myth buster, disproving conspiracies and scandals involving the so-called magic that’s been lost to history. But when a suspicious case leads to an unfortunate accident, Nick is forced to rethink everything he’s been fighting against and join forces with the feisty daughter of a nefarious noble to undo a famous fairy tale curse.
So, the people of the Afterlands closed their dusty old books, left their great palaces to crumble into ruin, and set off into the future to do more worthwhile things like inventing automobiles and airships.
I finally finished the Tales of the Five Kingdoms series by Vivian French! I love that they brought back my favorite little monster, Foyce, for the final book.
Question of the Day: What’s your favorite monster/cryptid?
It’s been a great summer of reading. In total, I’ve plowed through about 30 books in the last 3 months! I owe a lot of my success to the various reading challenges that went up this summer, mainly from #MGBookVillage and #MGCarousel.