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.
Tag - YA
A great series full of imagination and creativity, with a great main character in Eva, and a gorgeous package to wrap it all up; a series I can see myself going back re-reading and sharing with my kids.
A book, like the first, full of wonderful language, description, and imagination; a mix of fairy tale, epic quest, reworked mythology and coming of age story. Great characters, hilarious and often moving dialog, and a constant sense of new things just around the corner.
A melancholy little story of friendship. Spare but evocative. A engaging story for young readers or to be read out loud as a family. May spark conversations about friendship, freedom, empathy and risk.
This first book in a serial installment, is a cute and fun little adventure; well done with a lighthearted style, fun characters and just enough action and suspense to keep things interesting.
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...
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.Â 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-Â had been abducted by a dragon just as they were celebrating defeating their enemy...