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Bibbidi…Bobbidi…Books!-8 Fantasy Books I Really Think You Should Read! (Volume 4)

2 Apr

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(Clip art from My Cute Graphics)

Yay! It’s time to write about my favorite genre! I could list you hundreds of awesome fantasy stories that I love, but these are some of the best that I’ve read. Most of them are part of a series that I would definitely recommend.

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George, now this was hard to decide on…because I LOVE all of Jessica Day George’s amazing books! (She’s such a great author!) I decided to show this story because it was part of the first series by her that I had read:) This story is really fun, and full of adventure: A perfect read for a rainy afternoon!

The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley, this is an awesome series! I finished it pretty recently, and loved it:) The first book is shown above, and I really suggest you try it. The whole series is a mix of mystery and fantasy, with quirky and likable characters!

The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler, this series is great! The first book (shown above) is my favorite, plus it has a really fun cover! They’re quick reads, but are still filled with great description and whimsical adventures!

 

Fairy Lies by E.D. Baker! This is actually the sequel to another book, (Fairy Wings,) but I chose to show this story because it has a more springy setting. It is based after A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and takes place in the mystical fairy kingdom. It also has outstanding characters! I love all of E.D. Baker’s books, (she’s one of my favorite authors!) and they’re perfect for anyone who loves fantasy stories as much as me:)

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, this is a great book! The whole concept of it is really interesting, and it’s filled with suspense. You always want to keep reading! I also really like the setting of the story too, it’s filled with great detail and depth.

Whatever After, Fairest of All by Sarah Mlynowski, this book is a great spin on a classic fairy tale! In it, two kids get sucked up by a mirror in their basement, and find themselves in Snow White’s story! This leads to them stopping her from eating the poison apple, which also unfortunately messes up the whole story! It’s really cute and silly, but creative read that is filled with entertaining characters!

Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver, this is an AMAZING piece of writing. It has wonderfully developed characters, and detailed settings. The cover is also really awesome…I don’t really know what else to say because it is so good:)

Princess For Hire by Lindsey Leavitt, this is an amazing book! It’s about a girl named Desi, who randomly answers a magical advertisement. The next thing she knows, Desi is substituting for princesses all over the world who need a quick break! She can’t believe this is happening to her, there’s all sorts of mystical elements, like the magical disguise make-up “Royal Rouge” that allows you to look just like a princess! But Desi isn’t sure if the job is actually perfect…anyways, this is such a good book! It’s full of suspense, good detail, and some fantasy! It’s a perfect read for a long weekend:)

Emily Windsnap and The Land of The Midnight Sun-A Book Review!

20 Feb

So today I will be writing a review of Emily Windsnap and the Land of The Midnight Sun by Liz Kessler, but first I have a contest…

Mimi Adventure Contest!!!!

Okay! So Mimi is looking for ideas for her next adventure! Pitch your idea in a comment, and Mimi and I will choose our favorite Friday, March 1st, and post the winner the next day! I will then make the photo story, and the winner will get to interview Mimi in a comment. Your idea can be silly, adventurous, or what ever you want.* Please make sure you enter by Thursday, February 28th! Mimi can’t wait to see all your ideas, and get to be interviewed! (I will write the interview in a post.)

*Please remember that I must be able to make the photo story with my items, (no crazy skydiving above the Eiffel Tower!) 

Anyways, onto my review….

Summary: Emily Windsnap is a semi-mermaid, which means that when she goes into water she becomes a mermaid, and when she’s on land she’s a human. So one day, she and her friend Aaron(who’s a semi-merman) were just swimming around when they were captured in fish nets…and were brought to the palace of Neptune, King of the Sea. Neptune has been having vivid nightmares causing dangerous storms, but Neptune is sure that they aren’t just nightmares, they’re memories, but he can’t remember anything about them. He is sure they are a threat so he wants Emily and Aaron to go to the Land of the Midnight Sun, a land where the sun never sets, yet it is bitterly cold. There he hopes they can find and defeat the threat. But they would never imagine they would find Neptune’s evil twin brother Njord…Can Emily and Aaron defeat him along with the help of their friends Shona and Millie?

My Thoughts: I really like Liz Kessler’s books, and this one was just awesome as her other ones! It had a good plot, but was confusing at points. There was very good details and description. I wish there was more of Shona in this book, but she was still a really good supporting character. Archie was really mean, and I don’t get how Millie trusted him, but he was really well-developed. His actions were so sneaky, but well written! The narwhal was so nice, and it made me so sad when Emily forgot about him:( He was so nice, and I want to know what happened to him! Emily and Aaron are so cute together! You feel bad for both of them when they broke up, but it’s really sweet when they make up:) Njord was pure evil! His evil scheme was just so…evil! I totally understand why Neptune froze him! Neptune was softer in this book, but I wish his character was developed a little more. Mr. Beeston was really clueless, but he acted like he was more important than everyone, so he was pretty funny. (And, could you imagine having to go to the really cold island? I would seriously never survive!) I definitely hoping for a sixth book, but for now I will await the release of Liz Kessler’s next book North Of Nowhere! I also just wanted to say how cool all the Emily Windsnap covers are! The sparkle and shimmer, and have lots of texture. The art work through out the book is simply amazing, and I give this book four out of five stars!

7 Books coming out that I really think you should read:)

21 Jan

Sugar and Spice, (Confectionately Yours #3,) Publication Date-Febuary 1st.

Emily Windsnap and the Land of The Midnight Sun, (Emily Windsnap Book #5) Publication Date-Febuary 12th

My Summer of Pink and Green (Sequel to My Life in Pink and Green) Publication Date-March 19th

Whatever After #3: Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim (Whatever After #3) Publication Date-May 1st

Wednesdays in the Tower

Wednesdays In The Tower (Sequel to Tuesdays at the Castle) Publication Date-May 7th

Pi in the Sky, Publication Date-June 11th

Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking: A 14 Day Mystery

Moxie and the art of Rule Breaking, Publication Date-July 11

My parents/sister got me this elephant as an early Valentine’s day present!!! Isn’t she adorable? I named her Juliet:)

A Year Without Autumn-A Book Review

17 Nov

Meet Jenni and Autumn. Jenni likes order and would never do any of the crazy adventures that she does if it wasn’t for her best friend Autumn. Autumn’s family is always full of surprises, new people knocking at their door each day wanting to talk to her parents, (her dad’s a painter and her mom works at a gallery.) They are an unlikely pair especially since they don’t go to school together, but they always find a way to see each other each day. Every summer the two girls’ families stay at rented condos. One day Jenni went to visit Autumn but the elevator did not work so she took the freight elevator. When she steps out everything has changed. Everyone is a YEAR older!!!! Autumn’s little brother is in a coma, Autumn’s mother is depressed and their family is losing their money, and Jenni’s mother had her baby! What is going on? Does the mysterious Mrs. Smith know what happened to her? And what would happen if she lost another year or two?! Can she ever get back? Can she fix the future before it even happens?

My Thoughts: I enjoyed this book very much. I attempted reading it the year before but I was confused at first so I took a break from reading it. I am very glad I decided to try to read it again. I read Liz Kessler’s Emily Windsnap and Phillipa Fisher books. I really liked Autumn but it made me so sad to see her future. The plot was really interesting and did not have a dull moment. I thought that Jenni really grew throughout the book and I’m glad she kept trying and trying to fix the future, (even though I would never do it.) It was so sad about Mikey!!! It was a very good read and I give it four out of five stars for being interesting but slightly confusing.