Nickel Plated by Aric Davis

One of those experiments that works well for some, not at all for others, but can be appreciated by many. You may or may not buy the premise, but the unique style and perspective makes for an interesting read and an appreciation for the creativity and imagination of the author.

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The Inside Story (The Sisters Grimm, #8) by Michael Buckley

I am a big fan of this series but Book Eight: The Inside Story struck me as a little thin in places. It has sort of postmodern – or Jasper Fforde-ish – perspective as the characters are stuck in The Book of Everafter chasing Pinocchio and the Mirror through classic fairy tales while at the same time dealing with The Editor and his voracious revisors – hungry monsters who eat text and anything else that gets in their way. Readers from the last book will recall that the sisters...

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The Book of the Sword: The Darkest Age II by A.J. Lake

Cover via Amazon Regular readers with good memories will recall that I picked up The Coming of Dragons (The Darkest Age Book One) in the grocery store of all places.  Having enjoyed it, I tracked down the sequel at the library as I was too impatient to order it when it was not available at the book stores I pursued. When the first book left off, the two central characters – Elspeth and Edmund-  had been abducted by a dragon just as they were celebrating defeating their enemy...

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