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Graceling by Kristin Cashore | Audiobook Review

Graceling by Kristin Cashore | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS “This audiobook is freaking awesome!” Have you ever read a book featuring FEMALE assassins?  No, scratch that.  Have you ever read a Young Adult book featuring assassins?  I know I’m late in the game but this is the first YA book that I read featuring female assassins and I was blown away!  This story is amazingly well written and unique!  Plus, this is a stand-alone book and does not end on a cliffhanger!  What’s more, there are no freaking LOVE TRIANGLES!  Just a love between a prince and an assassin.  This book has adventure, magic, romance, courage, danger, […]

• Posted December 23, 2014 • 4 Comments

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge | Audiobook Review

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “Very dark and different” I admit that I had never heard of this book before but when it was recommended at audible as something that I might like, I decided to buy it.  Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.  I am a fan of Disney’s version and I love Belle but this book is not it.  It is a classic retelling set in a different place interspersed with Greek mythology (Cupid and Psyche’s story). The place, Arcadia, is cursed, brought about by the selfish prince’s bargain with the Kindly Ones.  Arcadia […]

• Posted July 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson | Audiobook Review

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “A delightful surprise.  Not Disney’s Peter Pan.” I have heard about the book Tiger Lily last year and that it was good.  I didn’t really bother with it since I wasn’t really into reading YA back then.  When I saw the audiobook available at LAPL, I decided to give it a go and listen to it.  I was blown away.  This book was a delightful surprise! This is the first book that I read by Jodi Lynn Anderson and I enjoyed it so much.  It is intelligently written and it is a good retelling of the classic story Peter […]

• Posted June 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige | Book Review

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige | Book Review

My Thoughts “This is Tim Burton’s Oz” We think of Oz as a magical, fantastical, and wonderful place.  Where the Scarecrow dances, the Tin Woodman sings, the Lion is a loving puppy, and the beautiful good witch Glinda is the stuff of daydreams.  That was before Dorothy changed everything.  This Oz is a scary and dark place, full of twisted characters, where the wicked are good and the good are well, wicked. This is Amy’s Oz.  She arrives the same way Dorothy did years ago: via tornado.  What she sees is different.  The yellow brick road is in shambles, there […]

• Posted April 28, 2014 • 0 Comments