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I honestly couldn't guess what was going to happen next in this book. I thought I could, but was proven wrong every time. At first I thought it would ...more
Jul 05, 2014
Nov 14, 2013
Emerald Green (The Ruby Red Trilogy, #3)
The end of the series. Everything is tied up neatly, but maybe a little too neatly. The last few pages fell a little flat and boring. I wanted to reme ...more
Feb 05, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
"Beastkeeper" is an original fairytale that could almost be a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast. But don't get the wrong idea, this is not the story ...more
Mar 17, 2015
Mar 16, 2015
Inheritance (Hopeless, Maine, #2)
Love the illustrations and attention to detail. the Brown's have created a beautifully creepy and curious adventure that is intriguing without violenc ...more
Nov 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Push Not the River
Push Not the River is based on a Polish Countess' diary in the late 1700s. Anna Maria was born into Polands Noble class and reached adulthood during t ...more
Mar 19, 2009
Mar 09, 2009
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart
I've read one other Beth Pattillo book and there are a couple things I really like about her writing:

1. Her reflections on how Austen's personal relat
Aug 09, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
Stealing Mona Lisa
The grandest art heist of all time, also known as Oceans Eleven for art lovers.

Eduardo de Valfierno steals and sells masterpieces to the wealthy, only
May 24, 2012
May 21, 2012
Mrs. Mike (Mrs. Mike, #1)
This is one of those books that will probably always stick with me, because it forced me to imagine my life without things I take for granted.

"Mrs. M
Nov 16, 2009
Nov 16, 2009
Splintered (Splintered, #1)
Al's the great-great granddaughter of Alice Liddell. The women in her family tend to end up institutionalized and obsessed with Wonderland. Al is hopi ...more
Apr 04, 2015
Apr 09, 2015
The Hound of Rowan (The Tapestry, #1)
This might not be the best book ever, but it completely captured my imagination and I enjoyed it immensely. I loved the world that Madeline L'Engle cr ...more
May 2010
May 11, 2010
Chateau of Echoes
There were things I liked and those I didn't in this story. In the end, the dislikes won and I felt this story was a little self-indulgent. It is two ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 07, 2012
Prisoners in the Palace
Written from the perspective of Princess Victoria's maid servant, "Prisoners in the Palace" tells the story of Victoria's crucial teenage years before ...more
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 07, 2013
Cascade (River of Time, #2)
Gabi returns to medieval Italy with her sister Lia and their mother. They return several months after their last adventure, dropping in on more crazy ...more
Jul 2014
Jul 01, 2014
13 Treasures (Thirteen, #1)
Tonya has the second sight, able to see fairies and other magical creatures. What is usually a gift in other stories is a curse in hers. Often torment ...more
May 2012
May 02, 2012
The Intrigue at Highbury: Or, Emma's Match (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #5)
I wasn't sure how a fan fiction mystery would be, but I was so happily surprised. It was fun to reconnect with characters after their Jane Austen stor ...more
May 2014
May 22, 2014
The Second Siege (The Tapestry, #2)
This is the second in the series and I'm excited for the next book. There will be four books total.

I really enjoyed that its not that predictable and
May 2010
May 21, 2010
The Girl On Legare Street (Tradd Street, #2)
Melanie, a realtor in Charleston who sees ghosts, is forced to rebuild her relationship with her estranged mother, a famous opera singer and psychic. ...more
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
Prague Counterpoint (Zion Covenant, #2)
**spoiler alert** Second in the Zion Covenant series, the story picks up the day after our main characters escape for fallen Austria.

Once again, I en
Apr 2010
May 11, 2010
Princess of Glass (Princess #2)
The story of Princess Poppy after the curse of the twelve dancing princesses is lifted.

I really enjoyed the way this story was told and would definit
Feb 2012
Feb 20, 2012
A retelling of the norwegian fairytale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon," where a young girl is taken by a polar bear to live in an ice castle. I le ...more
Dec 2013
Apr 20, 2013
I Capture the Castle
I first came across it reading an online interview with JK Rowling, who had said it was one of her favorite books. It was published in the 1940's by a ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 30, 2008
Kiki Strike: The Empress's Tomb
I love this series! Where was Kiki Strike when I was an adolescent? There are so many aspects that thrill my adventure-seeking, young-at-heart self. B ...more
Nov 2013
Oct 20, 2013
**spoiler alert** This was the first McKinley book that I read. Now that I've read a few others, I can see it is completely different than most others ...more
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Apr 10, 2009
The Flight of the Phoenix (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, #1)
I'm excited to read this series with my boys someday. This is the first book in the "Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist" series and what a great start to a ...more
Aug 31, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
The Body in the Bookcase (Faith Fairchild, #9)
Pretty good mystery. This is my first "culinary mystery," which I didn't even know was a genre! I had to read one for my summer reading program and wh ...more
Jun 2013
Jun 26, 2013
The Dancing Master
I enjoyed reading a regency period piece from a dancing masters point of view. It was an interesting look at the time period - different from most oth ...more
Sep 2014
Sep 09, 2014
Dino Pets
A little boy buys a dinosaur, only to find it is too big for his house. He returns it and brings home another and another - each one having some probl ...more
Apr 2012
May 02, 2012
13 Curses (13 Treasures, #2)
Pretty good sequel to the first book. I liked Red's continued story and learning more about her background. I also liked how dark the fairy world cont ...more
Feb 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
After her father tricks a man into marrying her, Ismae is saved from a brutal fate by the local herbwitch. She is whisked off to the convent of St. Mo ...more
Mar 11, 2014
Feb 27, 2013
Cybele's Secret (Wildwood, #2)
"Cybele's Secret" follows "Wildwood Dancing" as younger sister Paula searches for a religious artifact in Istanbul as her merchant father's assistant. ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
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