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

2 Apr

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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:)

Whatever After, If the Shoe Fits-A Book Review

23 Feb

Summary: Abby and Jonah have a mirror in their basement. It’s not just any mirror though, it’s a magic mirror that transports them into fairy tales! The first time they went into Snow White, and stopped her from eating the poison apple, except then her prince didn’t come and save her, oops! But, don’t worry, they fixed it! This time, they have been whisked off to the Cinderella story, (with Abby in her pajamas…again)! And this time they’re not going to mess anything up! Yep, nothing at all…until they accidentally break Cinderella’s foot, which means it won’t fit the slipper, and she won’t get married to the prince…oops…again! Cinderella’s fairy godmother says she’ll fix her foot if Cinderella can become more self-reliant. So now Abby and Jonah must help Cinderella start a business and move out, make sure the prince finds her, and stay out of trouble!

My Thoughts: These books are really cute, quirky, and fun! Although they’re short, they still have plenty of adventure! Abby is a really strong character, with good leadership and ideas, and she’s very likable! Jonah is the funny character, though I do wish he was more developed. I like how in every book there’s a certain food he wants to eat:) Kayla was really nice in the middle and end of the book, and you feel really bad for her when she’s sad, and happy when she starts to become nicer:) Cinderella wasn’t my favorite of characters, but she wasn’t bad. I did really like her “crownie” business:) Betty and Beatrice were really mean! I mean, why would she turn her own daughter into a rat?! Anyways, the writing was really good, though I wished for a little more detail, and the plot is really fun! I think the story is starting to get better, and I preferred this book over the first one! I give this book three and three quarters (it was better than a half, but not as good as a four) stars out of five:)

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:)