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Review: Troy High – by Shana Norris

Title: Troy High

Author: Shana Norris

Summary: Homer’s Iliad, the classic tale of love and revenge, is shrewdly retold for teens in Troy High.

Narrated by Cassie, a shy outsider who fears that an epic high school rivalry is about to go up in flames, the story follows the Trojans and Spartans as they declare war on the football field. 610 more words


Daily Writing Prompt #382

Take several political struggles from the present-day world and retell them with whatever fantastical elements your main world has (or you can make new stuff, I don’t mind).


Review: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) - Marissa Meyer


Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move.

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Swan Lake

Author: Mark Helprin

Illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg

In an isolated alpine cottage, an old man sits telling a story to an innocent, eager little girl. Unlike her present life or the stories she’s heard before, this is a story of tragedy and human cruelty. 165 more words

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Book Review: Beauty & the Beast

Once upon a time Elle made a mistake. A small miscalculation sends her through the roof of an enchanted chateau. Stranded until her broken leg mends, Elle is forced to rely on the good will of the sour chateau owner —the cursed Prince Severin. 491 more words

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Cinder: A Cyborg Cinderella With A Lot of Heart

Title: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) Author: Marissa Meyer Published: January 3, 2012 Genre: YA Sci-Fi Rating: Pretty Good(: (4.5) “She was a cyborg, and she would never go to a ball.” 299 more words

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