Book Review: The Elite
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Book Review: The Elite

Series: The Selection Kiera Cass YA        Welcome back to this dystopian cupcake of a series.   I liked Elite, the middle book of The Selection Series trilogy, the same way I liked The Empire Strikes Back as a mid-trilogy installment. We’re past all the exposition and can delve deeper into our characterizations and plot complications. … Continue reading

Book Review: The Selection
book reviews / dystopia / fairy tale / fantasy

Book Review: The Selection

Kiera Cass It was bound to happen: Princesses +dystopias +reality TV _________ The Selection I made a feast of this odd little stew of a book, swallowing some sections whole, sometimes savoring a passage as I sorted it into its component ingredients. Oh, I’m on The Bachelor. Nope, I’m in The Hunger Games. The plot: … Continue reading

The Ethics of Wonderland
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The Ethics of Wonderland

So I’m reading Frank Beddor’s book, The Looking Glass Wars, based on Lewis Carroll’s famous 1860s book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Looking Glass Wars is an interesting and creative book, full of action, and certainly worthy of a book review. But this is not going to be a straight-up book review. It’s a discussion of … Continue reading

Book Review: Fairy Bad Day
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Book Review: Fairy Bad Day

Amanda Ashby YA Fantasy There’s a bit of Harry Potter in here. Burtonwood isn’t a school for wizards, but slayers of elemental creatures, such as goblins and fire salamanders. And like The Giver, your future job is assigned to you. Emma, feisty honor student and daughter of a famous dragon slayer, would do anything to … Continue reading