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A Clockwork Fairytale by Helen Scott Taylor
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Sep 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: buddy-or-group-read, recommended, zomg-i-must-have-him, ya-is-dead, tails-of-faries, i-am-stalking-you, yep-it-was-the-cover, reviewed-2011, a-bit-of-mush, steam-funk
Recommended for: hopeless romantics and fairytale lovers
Read from October 28 to 30, 2011 , read count: 1 - for now!

I don’t know why I have been obsessing about this book for almost four weeks. I told myself that I won’t buy it, that it won’t be good, but something kept on pushing me towards the Smashworks website to check if they still have it. And one day I said f*ck it, I’ll buy the damn thing. So there I was reading and feeling worried about having wasted my money. But come on! Fairytale = must have! *sighs* I was lucky this time, I totally loved the book. Since this it’s not so known I’ll be more indulgent. It’s a little sprout so it deserves the right to grow.

I actually want this story transformed into a Disney animation movie. I was imagining throughout the book how it would look and I have to tell you I smell success. It reminds me of Anastasia from many points of view.

For instance we have our little thief

Who is the lost princess

And the master spy who finds her

And inevitably falls in love with her

*sighs* I’m a sucker for these stories.

I’m not going to say that this is the best book I’ve ever read. That would be kissing its ass too much. But I have many little things that made me fall in love with it and consider it one of my favorite books. A really nice story combined with the author’s unique and pleasant writing style, great non-shallow characters, many cute and lovely moments and an ending that left me craving for more. I think that settles it for me.

And also add the flirty romance. It was so damn sweet!
She hadn’t worried about him at first, but now she cared for him, it frightened her to see him take risks.

Extra star for that. I’ll write it in bold. Cared for him. Watch and learn kids, this is the way feelings develop. First you care then you love. You don’t just see a dude and scream Omigosh I so love you hot dude!
“Please, Great Earth Jinn, birther of all life,” he prayed. “Please make her come to me. Please.”

Let me love you Turk!!!!


Another thing I loved about the book was the fact that each chapter started with a quote. Another nice touch! Here are some of my favorites:
A good spy sees everything but remains unnoticed.

A man cannot use both his heart and his brain at the same time.

The heart is heaviest when it’s empty and lightest when it’s full.

Beware of the smiling shark.

Other non-relevant aspects I loved and will ramble about:
• I want a flutterby, why can’t they be real?
• Dante ♥
• What the hell was that ending??? I want to know what happens! NOW! Pretty please!

Get it from Smashworks for $2.99
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Reading Progress

7.0% "I want this turned into a Disney cartoon" 2 comments
18.0% "I know this has nothing to do with the book but I miss the 90s" 2 comments
43.0% "Really enjoying this" 4 comments
75.0% "*sighs* Turk is so sweet" 6 comments
100.0% "RCS"

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Aly is so frigging bored god what I do for you.... *sigh*

Anzu The Great Destroyer You FW'd so shush!

Aly is so frigging bored Only 'cuz I thought you'll like it! Not that you'll make me read it with you, dooh!

Anzu The Great Destroyer You said "Buddy read with me Anzuuuu!!!!" so don't blame me!

Aly is so frigging bored I don't remember that! Did you think that maybe I was drunk or smth :D or high/ :))

Anzu The Great Destroyer I think it was on the day you made cocktails...

Aly is so frigging bored =))))) see :D The Rom was talking :D

Anzu The Great Destroyer =))))))) Don't drink and... recommend books :D

Aly is so frigging bored Good advice :D

I am happy you liked :) I will forward other e-mails about books then :D

message 10: by Anzu (new) - rated it 4 stars

Anzu The Great Destroyer Thanks :D Make me spend all my money =)))

Aly is so frigging bored 3$, shut up :D

message 12: by Dija (new)

Dija 5-stars? Must read!

Ariana lovely review, it made me laugh and in a very good way ;)) This sounds like a pretty good story and I am all for finding new good books to love.

message 14: by Anzu (new) - rated it 4 stars

Anzu The Great Destroyer =))))))))) I'm worse than Scrooge, aren't I? :D

Dee it is a must read! I've emailed Helen Scott Taylor to ask her when the second one will be out and she replied and we're kinda having an email conversation and she loved the review :D I'm happy about this lol :D

Ari I'm glad you liked it :D I was "hunting" for a nice YA fairytale and I was lucky to have my friend Aly forward an email containing this title :D Why do I hear a voice asking me "Do you believe in destiny? O.O

Ariana I just bought it because your enthusiasm is so damn contagious and I've been searching for a book were there's some caring before the loving.. and I am in the mood for an Anastasia-alike story ;))

I will finish Flat-Out Love and then I"ll be ready for this nice fairytale :D

message 16: by Anzu (new) - rated it 4 stars

Anzu The Great Destroyer Oh damn I hope you like it and don't end up hating me and then stalking me and then trying to kill me O.O

I can't wait to see what you think of it :D

Ariana I hope I'll like it too :) I really I need something different than all I've been reading recently.
And if different is not enough, "hottest-heroes" sounds pretty much convincing to me :))

message 18: by Dija (new)

Dija @Anzu: OMG, you're actually chatting with an author? *dies of jealousy* But seriously, I'm glad she liked your review, and I'm really looking forward to reading this book since you loved it so much. Hope I like it as much as you did. :D

Ariana It feels amazing reading a great book, but there's a special feeling for when an author says that (s)he likes a review of yours (more if it's for a book you loved). ;)

message 20: by Anzu (new) - rated it 4 stars

Anzu The Great Destroyer Yeees she seems like a sweet person and it did make me feel even better about reading the book :D I guess the second one will feel more personal because of this :D

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