Tag Archives: revisiting

Now I Rise, by Kiersten White

After And I Darken, the paths taken by the three main characters have diverged. Lada (Vlad the Impaler) has gone back to Europe to try to claim the throne of Wallachia. Mehmed (sultan of the Ottoman Empire) plans to conquer … Continue reading

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And I Darken, by Kiersten White

From Goodreads: No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by Jack Thorne

(based on a story by JK Rowling, and in collaboration with John Tiffany) Many years after the end of the Harry Potter series, a new story starts centered on the children of several characters of the original series. In play … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Children's, Drama | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Happily Ever After (Part 1)

I’ve been reading a couple of fairy-tale like series this month – princesses! – and instead of reviewing each book one by one, I’m going to do mini-reviews in a single set. No sense clogging up my blog with tons … Continue reading

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A Kiss at Midnight, by Eloisa James

After seven years of virtual servitude at the hands of her callous stepmother, Kate once more has her wants overruled. Her stepsister is injured and thus cannot go with her fiance to meet the prince and gain approval for the … Continue reading

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The Madwoman Upstairs, by Catherine Lowell (audio)

Samantha Whipple is one of the last surviving members of the Bronte descendants, and as such, receives a lot of unwanted attention as she begins her first year at Oxford. Between a bullying tutor, a snooping journalist, a grotesque room … Continue reading

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Winter, by Marissa Meyer

And finally, the Lunar Chronicles conclude. Happily, they conclude without the series falling apart (as too often happens), and I love them even more now that they’re all written and published and read. I imagine sitting down with the entire … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments