Rapunzel and the Werewolf Scary Tales Retold series by Wiley Blevins Fairytale Retelling Fantasy Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) I liked this book because it was like an older-kid version of Rapunzel. It’s about an evil person who steals Rapunzel, and her Prince comes and saves her but in the night the Prince turned into a werewolf and chased Rapunzel up the tower every day for 5 days. He would guard her … Read more
The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson Fairytale Retelling Fantasy Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is a twist on the classic fairy tale, Rapunzel. It is set in the middle ages and tells the story of Rapunzel. It has a great plot with lots of action. There is never a dull moment in the book. This is also great to read because it is part of a series that includes twists … Read more
The Vanishing Throne Falconer #2 by Elizabeth May Fantasy Romance Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) In the first book of the Falconer trilogy, Aileana Kameron discovered she was a warrior with special gifts (a Falconer) and vowed to take her vengeance on the Fae who had murdered her mother. She failed in her quest to renew the seal that kept human and Fae worlds separate, which the Fae exploited by invading the … Read more
Rump: The Fairly True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Lisel Shurtliff Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Rump doesn’t know his whole name, but he can spin straw into gold. Because of this power, he gets into a lot of trouble and many messes. I like this book because it is exciting and fun.
What the Dog Said by Randi Reisfeld Fantasy Realistic Fiction Mystery Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “What the Dog Said” is an edge of your seat and heartwarming story. Middle school student Grace Abernathy is speechless when her police officer father is killed. Before shew as an A-student, but after her dad died she started failing, losing weight, and not interacting with her friends and family. Her sister, Regan, after a … Read more
Red: The Fairly True Story of Little Red Riding Hood by Lisel Shurtliff Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “Red” is about the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Her granny is sick, so she has to embark on a quest to find a way to make her granny live forever. This book is pretty exciting and is a great book to read.
Jack: The Fairly True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk by Lisel Shurtliff Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Jack has to climb up a beanstalk to get to the land of the giants because his father was captured. Jack has to defeat the gold-loving king and help end the famine in the giants’ world. The book is exciting and adventurous, and is a pretty good book.
The Belles Belles #1 by Dhonielle Clayton (Audio edition) Fantasy Science Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) The Belles are a group of women who have special powers to enhance the appearance of normal people (who typically have grey skin and red eyes). Depending on how powerful a Belle is, she can use her arcana to color skin, hair and eyes, do body shaping, even alter bone structure. Some can even change personality. A … Read more
The Horse and His Boy Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis Fantasy Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Shasta lives in Calormen until he meets a talking horse. They both agree to escape north so that the horse can find freedom and Shasta can find his father. Along the way, they meet up with Aravis and her talking mare as they are trying to get north to Narnia. They have many adventures on … Read more
The Iron Queen Iron Fey #3 by Julie Kagawa Fantasy Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “The Iron Queen” is all about Megan Chase and her two best friends, Ash and Puck. All together they travel all over Never-Never, fly past death a couple times, and save the whole world. Ash slowly falls in love with Megan, while Puck tries to make Megan fall in love with hir. Ash wins in the … Read more