Saturday, November 19, 2016

A Court of Thorns and Roses

By Sarah J. Maas
416 pages

People in my life have been raving about these books.
It is good.
It is totally readable.
I didn't expect it to be such a retelling. Beauty and the Beast with strains of Cinderella and Rumplestilskin thrown in. Not what I expected.
I think that made me like it less. Or maybe my expectations had just been too high.
I liked it, but I didn't think it was amazing.

The Looking Glass Wars

By Frank Beddor
358 pages

This book was super readable and interesting. It wasn't what I expected - a more literal retailing of Alice in Wonderland - and I think that was a strength.

Alyss Heart, 9 year old heir to the Wonderland throne, is violently deposed. The world struggles for peace and freedom as she grows into someone who could oppose the ruling Redd regime.

The book also has neat pictures and is super pretty.

Friday, November 18, 2016

November Owlcrate

The book is Heartless with an exclusive cover - no signed book plate.
The theme was Wonderland.

Book with letter and card, tea, a magnet, a bookmark, the pin, a copy of Alice in Wonderland, and another bookmark.


Sunday, November 13, 2016


This book was a great novelization of the play! There were differences, but it was very well done.
The pace was a lot slower than the ya lit I've been reading, so it took some time for me to get through it.