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The Rose Bride: A Retelling of "The White Bride and the Black Bride" (Once Upon a Time Fairytales)
By far this is the worst book of the Once Upon a Time series, and for several reasons.

1) Far too convoluted. It's like the author took fifty pages of...more
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
Happily Ever After
Most of these stories are very heavy on adult themes and graphic details of sexual encounters, violence, child abuse, vampirism, and bodily functions....more
not set
Jan 18, 2012
The Wet Nurse's Tale
A mother's love knows no bounds - a mother will do anything for her child. She will risk death to give her child life, imprisonment to give her child...more
Jan 22, 2010
Feb 02, 2010
Marcia Schuyler
I have always loved this romance, written by an absolutely gifted author. I read this book first when I was fourteen years old and I believe it affect...more
May 26, 2010
May 28, 2010
A Lady of Secret Devotion (Ladies of Liberty, #3)
I have no idea why this book has such a high rating. This is almost impossible to read without feeling like it's a conversation between robots, or a f...more
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
Lady of Quality
Dear, dear Annis...what a mess you've gotten yourself into! And so historically inaccurate...luckily, that does not bother me.

The heroine of our tale...more
May 29, 2014
May 30, 2014
A Captain for Laura Rose
I have to start by saying that I greatly enjoyed this book. I have never read anything by Whitson before, so I wasn't sure what I was going to get fro...more
Apr 13, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
One of the most interesting things about this protagonist is that the viewpoint of this future society in regards to what it means to be "pretty" colo...more
Oct 02, 2010
Oct 04, 2010
The Conservative's Guide to Understanding Our Friends the Liberals
First Reads Book Winner.

I am a strongly conservative, very right-wing type of person who sometimes thinks liberals are crazy/uninformed/selfish/whatev...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
Leah's Choice (Pleasant Valley, #1)
I greatly enjoyed this novel and the way in which the author portrayed the Amish way of life, beliefs, and struggles. I especially liked the character...more
Feb 21, 2010
Feb 21, 2010
Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City
VERY interesting study on all things Batman. My favorite superhero has always been Batman and I had a pretty general knowledge of the character, his a...more
Jul 06, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
The Hourglass Door (Hourglass Door, #1)
I would have enjoyed this book so much more if it had been published BEFORE the "Twilight" series. Now my problem is that I suspect every author in th...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
Captains Courageous
I enjoyed the plot and general storyline, but I got really bogged down in all the "sea-faring" talk and jargon. When Kipling wrote this one, readers o...more
Jul 09, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
Keys to the Demon Prison (Fablehaven, #5)
Absolutely STUNNING book, wonderfully written, well-plotted, and highly satisfying to read! Brandon Mull has successfully wrapped-up all loose ends an...more
Mar 17, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
This was my first experience reading a steampunk novel - and I absolutely loved it! I picked up the book because I found Westerfeld's "Uglies" series...more
Oct 20, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
Matched (Matched, #1)
I feel like I've read this somewhere before.... Hm.... Where could it have been? Oh yeah... It's a dystopian YA novel! I've read about half a dozen of...more
Feb 02, 2011
Feb 02, 2011
White House Nannies
We've all seen the television shows and movies that mock the parents requiring full time nannies, idolize and vilify said nannies and/or parents, and...more
Jul 30, 2010
Jul 29, 2010
A Bride in the Bargain
This book was described to me as historic fiction and Christian romance. Instead, it was sexual tension fused with quaint, old-fashioned manners. Lots...more
Jun 11, 2010
Jun 12, 2010
7 Deadly Wonders
The phrase "I couldn't put this book down" is the exact opposite of how I felt reading Reilly's "thriller." It was more like I couldn't remember to pi...more
Jun 16, 2010
Jun 16, 2010
Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" (Once Upon a Time Fairytales)
This is a wonderfully original tale - I think the only other version of Sleeping Beauty I've enjoyed is "Spindle's End" by Robin McKinley. Cameron Dok...more
Feb 04, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
Troubled Waters (Elemental Blessings, #1)
I love Sharon Shinn's ability to make completely new worlds with their own histories, mythologies, religions, calendars, money systems, etc. She has w...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
The Tiger's Wife
I will preface my review by saying I felt I had to slog through the whole book because it was a gift from a person who is important to me. That being...more
Oct 10, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
Love Finds You in Poetry, Texas
Absolutely one of the WORST "Historical Christian Romance" novels I've ever read, for the following reasons:

1) Heroine never developed, never became s...more
Jan 26, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
Golden (Once Upon A Time Faitytales)
This was better than the other "Once Upon a Time" books I've read thus far. It still gave the heroine a lot of guts and gumption that seemed out of pl...more
Feb 02, 2010
Feb 02, 2010
Ideas and Opinions
It was interesting to read - though I admit to skimming a few of the entries that did not appeal to me. And, though I did not agree with all of Dr. Ei...more
Jul 12, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
Summers at Castle Auburn
Corie is the illegitimate child of a powerful noble who divides her time between her peasant life, learning herb-lore, and a life at court wearing bea...more
Sep 11, 2010
Sep 13, 2010
The Road Show
I was absolutely floored by this book. I admit I went in to reading The Road Show with low expectations - LDS fiction usually reads very formulaic and...more
Jul 20, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
Four separate stories almost certainly deserve four separate reviews. Overall, I did enjoy this book enough so that I wanted to read the author's othe...more
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
Spirited (Once Upon A Time Fairytales)
Where to begin with this one... I found the idea original - Beauty and the Beast twisted with Dances with Wolves - but highly insulting. Firstly, all...more
Feb 14, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
Specials (Uglies, #3)
A weird ending to a weird (but oddly thought-provoking) series. While reading the previous book, PRETTIES, I felt like I was reading the diary of an a...more
Oct 2010
Oct 04, 2010
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