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"The Name of the Star", by Maureen Johnson

Title: The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1)
Author: Maureen Johnson
Rating: ★★★

“It’s creepy,” she said, rubbing her arms. “All of this has just made things…I don’t know. 1,704 more words


The Brae

What do you do when you don’t have any idea of what to write and time is running out? A retelling.

Why did I title it The Brae? 597 more words


Book #38: Cinder

Melissa Meyer, Cinder, (2013), 390p

I finally finished my first book of 2015. Seriously, I think this is my biggest reading drought to date.

I found it really hard to pick my next book. 201 more words

Reading Challenge: Fairytale Retellings #fairytaleRC

What’s a new year (new blog) without joining a challenge?

In my (blog) wanderings, I found a challenge close to my heart. Fairytale retellings!

Here are some rules from the hosting site, as written by… 204 more words

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Cover Reveal: The Hidden Library-Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons is known for writing epic, heartfelt love stories often with a fantastical twist. From Young Adult to New Adult to Adult novels –one commonality in all her books is the touching, and sometimes heart wrenching, romance. 299 more words


'Hansel and Gretel' by Neil Gaiman ****

Neil Gaiman’s ‘darkly brilliant’ retelling of Hansel and Gretel has been illustrated by award-winning Lorenzo Mattotti.  It begins in rather a beguiling manner: ‘This all happened a long time ago, in your grandmother’s time, or in her grandfather’s.  333 more words

If You Like The Lunar Chronicles...

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer are hugely popular, bestsellers, and never on the library’s shelves. Like other popular YA series, there are a variety of appeal factors, so finding the perfect read-alike for a specific reader can be tricky. 1,189 more words

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