Lost in a Book

This week’s review is on a Beauty and the Beast stand-alone novel that takes place within the timeline of Disney’s live-action film.  Clever Belle. Beautiful Belle. Funny Belle, trapped in a palace with a monster. After saving her father from imprisonment with a horrible creature, Belle is unsure what she’s going to do. Trapped as sheContinue reading “Lost in a Book”

A Wrinkle in Time

To celebrate the premiere of the film this weekend, I decided to revisit an old classic with A Wrinkle in Time.  “Wild nights are my glory,” beamed Mrs. Whatsit. So begins A Wrinkle in Time, with the storm that sweeps a rather unusual visitor into the Murry’s kitchen. Meg with her braces, missing father, and failing grades,Continue reading “A Wrinkle in Time”

100 Dresses

I frankly can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this series before. Susan Maupin Schmid wrote a marvelous debut novel and has continued with a sequel that I love just as much. The 100 Dresses series follows the adventures of Darling Dimple in the enchanted castle as she strives to discover the mysteries surrounding her family pastContinue reading “100 Dresses”

Missy Piggle-Wiggle Returns

Dear Missy, I’m afraid this is yet another letter written in haste, as I believe I’m closing in on my husband the rest of the pirates….Can you stay on a bit longer? Have you needed to search for the silver key yet? If you have and you still need money, well, there are always Mr. Piggle-Wiggle’s goldContinue reading “Missy Piggle-Wiggle Returns”

Mighty Jack

Once upon a time, a poor boy sold a cow for a handful of beans. A beanstalk grew. A giant fell. And they all lived happily ever after. Or did they?  Because this is not the fairytale you thought you knew… For most of his life, Jack has had to deal with an absent father,Continue reading “Mighty Jack”

A Fairy’s Friend

There are fairies in the sky, All around you, fairies fly. Flit and flutter, tumble, twirl, When the wind blows, fairies swirl…   So begins this entrancing children’s book by fabulous author Sue Fliess and illustrator Claire Keane. If you’ve ever wanted to catch a fairy, this book is the perfect how-to. Little girls will loveContinue reading “A Fairy’s Friend”

The Land of Stories

It occurs to me that I’ve never mentioned this wonderful series to ya’ll and since I love it so much and the fourth just recently came out, I’ll bring you folks up to date. Be forewarned: it is SUPER complicated, so leave now if you have a hard time with detailed plots. Book #1 –Continue reading “The Land of Stories”

Harry Potter

Now that I’ve finished the series, I’m here to give you my official opinion: Wow. That’s all for today folks! Bye…..Didn’t fool you? Ok, alright, fine. My real review is this: It was colorful and magical. The characters were rich in background and the story had every plot twist that could be possibly added withoutContinue reading “Harry Potter”

The Menagerie: Krakens and Lies

WARNING – You probably would want to read the first two books, The Menagerie and The Menagerie: Dragon Trial before you read this book. Tui T. Sutherland and Kari Sutherland bring you the conclusion to their stunning series The Menagerie. Read for laughter and enjoyment: In Krakens and Lies, Logan Wilde has found a plan for anContinue reading “The Menagerie: Krakens and Lies”

Ever After High

This Monday I mentioned I would be reviewing this new book series. Well, here’s my review: Have you ever wondered what happened to the fairytale characters? What happened after their story? Now, meet the kids who must carry on the responsibility and become the next generation. At the beginning of the school year, they mustContinue reading “Ever After High”