Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My Very UnFairy Tale Life by Anna Staniszewski

This is a book I chose to read because it sounded great from the reviews and the book cover was very cute and had a unicorn on it. It is a very slow read and took me forever to read.

Jenny is an adventurer who travels to different magical lands to help the magical creatures who live there. When she is tasked with helping the animals of Speak, she is unprepared for what she faces...a clown. She must finish her adventure before she can move on to the next, but will she? Klarr (the clown) is terrifying and Jenny understands why the creatures of Speak are so frightened and why no other adventurer has succeeded in saving the Prince.

2 out 5 stars! Too slow for me.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

What the Dog Said by Randi Reisfeld

This is a great story of love, loss, and finding a way to get back 'normal'. Grace is a young girl whose father has died. He was killed by an unknown gang member. When Grace's sister insists they adopt a dog, Grace goes along for the ride, a little begrudgingly. What she finds at the pound is Rex, a talking dog. Yes, that's right. A. talking. dog. Rex is a great dog. Perfect for Grace. He helps her out of her funk and gets her back to her 'normal'. All along the way, Grace wonders though, Who or What is Rex? Is he just a dog? Is she going insane? Or is Rex her dad's soul reincarnate? Grace's journey of healing is sure to make you laugh, cry, and have a good ole any dog with a good book.

5 out of 5 stars! Great book that brings out emotions from the reader!