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    goodbookgirl's book review was featured in Story Thieves.
    I love this book. It's so good! WARNING: the characters are not very good role models, such as Bethany doing things behind her mom's back, and being mean to Owen and not doing the right thing, just because Owen would do it (she finds Owen very stupid and annoying). And there is a lot of lying, and Owen hides the truth from Bethany and carries out a plan, even when Bethany tells him how DANGEROUS it can be! He should have listened to her, even though she is a hot-head. And there is some surgery, which might make some readers feel uncomfortable. Just a heads-up to let you know. I recommend it for ages 8+, or maybe 7+. And if you like this book, then you will like KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES. Read both books. Owen is just a normal kid who lives in the normal world. But that's the problem--life is so boring when you live in the real world and not star as the hero in your very own book series (boring except for reading the Kiel Gnomenfoot magic quest series. NOT BORING AT ALL!). His everyday life is so boring until he sees Bethany climb out of a book in the library where his mother works. It takes some convincing, but Bethany finally tells Owen that she's half-fictional (if that's confusing, her mother is a normal person like Owen, and her father is a fictional character who found his way out of his books and married Bethany's mom) and that she's searching for her 100% fictional father, who went missing when she accidentally jumped herself, her friends, and him into a book at her fourth birthday party. She jumped herself and her friends out, but she has not seen her father since she left him in the book. Owen has just the thing to help her find her dad (or knows OF it). It's a spell in the Kiel Gnomenfoot books--a location spell. But Owen isn't really going into the book to get Bethany access to a spell. He wants to save the Magister, Kiel's magic teacher who is about to be killed by the evil Mad Scientist, Dr. Verity. Owen just can't let that happen, so he changes the plot--with some very mixed results! Owen is where Kiel should be, Kiel is where Owen should be, and the girls are facing some serious situations with the annoying boys (if you're wondering, Bethany and Kiel are facing the Magister, and Owen, who is disguised as Kiel in the last book, is teaming up with Charm, the lovable half-robotic girl. They both face impossible challenges, both in the fictional and nonfictional world, and face difficult choices. I think you will like this awesome book.
    About 2 months ago
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    goodbookgirl added a book review.
    I love this book. It's so good! WARNING: the characters are not very good role models, such as Bethany doing things behind her mom's back, and being mean to Owen and not doing the right thing, just because Owen would do it (she finds Owen very stupid and annoying). And there is a lot of lying, and Owen hides the truth from Bethany and carries out a plan, even when Bethany tells him how DANGEROUS it can be! He should have listened to her, even though she is a hot-head. And there is some surgery, which might make some readers feel uncomfortable. Just a heads-up to let you know. I recommend it for ages 8+, or maybe 7+. And if you like this book, then you will like KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES. Read both books. Owen is just a normal kid who lives in the normal world. But that's the problem--life is so boring when you live in the real world and not star as the hero in your very own book series (boring except for reading the Kiel Gnomenfoot magic quest series. NOT BORING AT ALL!). His everyday life is so boring until he sees Bethany climb out of a book in the library where his mother works. It takes some convincing, but Bethany finally tells Owen that she's half-fictional (if that's confusing, her mother is a normal person like Owen, and her father is a fictional character who found his way out of his books and married Bethany's mom) and that she's searching for her 100% fictional father, who went missing when she accidentally jumped herself, her friends, and him into a book at her fourth birthday party. She jumped herself and her friends out, but she has not seen her father since she left him in the book. Owen has just the thing to help her find her dad (or knows OF it). It's a spell in the Kiel Gnomenfoot books--a location spell. But Owen isn't really going into the book to get Bethany access to a spell. He wants to save the Magister, Kiel's magic teacher who is about to be killed by the evil Mad Scientist, Dr. Verity. Owen just can't let that happen, so he changes the plot--with some very mixed results! Owen is where Kiel should be, Kiel is where Owen should be, and the girls are facing some serious situations with the annoying boys (if you're wondering, Bethany and Kiel are facing the Magister, and Owen, who is disguised as Kiel in the last book, is teaming up with Charm, the lovable half-robotic girl. They both face impossible challenges, both in the fictional and nonfictional world, and face difficult choices. I think you will like this awesome book.
    About 2 months ago
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    About 2 months ago
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    goodbookgirl's book review was featured in Exile (Keeper of the Lost Cities).
    This book is neither better than the first book nor worse. They are both amazing works of art. Sophie Foster has a lot on her shoulders. First, she has to train Silveny, the stubborn alicorn that she recently brought back to Grady and Edaline's animal rescue estate, second, her friend Fitz's father, Alden, wants her to go to Exile with him, third, she's starting a new year at school--with one session in one of the elite towers with Councillor Bronte, who is mean to her, fourth, she has to perform some dumb dance at school, fifth, she is recovering memories that have been long lost to her, sixth, Grady, her adoptive dad thinks that the mysterious Black Swan group murdered his flesh-and-blood daughter, Jolie, seventh, the mean councillor Bronte thinks she's "malfunctioning", eighth, she has to train shy Silveny to fly to the sanctuary around other elves (who Silveny is terrified of), ninth, her brain isn't as strong as it was before she almost faded (which keeps happening time and time again), and tenth, she's been receiving surprising and confusing messages from the mysterious Black Swan group, who supposedly saved her from kidnappers. What is up? In this spectacular second book in the KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES series, Sophie must face her fears and open up in ways she never thought possible before, before Alden, who lost his mind (literally) is lost forever. The books go in this order: KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, EXILE, EVERBLAZE, NEVERSEEN, LODESTAR, NIGHTFALL, FLASHBACK, LEGACY, UNLOCKED 8.5. Please read this series! I can't wait to read book #3. Five stars for sure.
    About 2 months ago
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    This book is neither better than the first book nor worse. They are both amazing works of art. Sophie Foster has a lot on her shoulders. First, she has to train Silveny, the stubborn alicorn that she recently brought back to Grady and Edaline's animal rescue estate, second, her friend Fitz's father, Alden, wants her to go to Exile with him, third, she's starting a new year at school--with one session in one of the elite towers with Councillor Bronte, who is mean to her, fourth, she has to perform some dumb dance at school, fifth, she is recovering memories that have been long lost to her, sixth, Grady, her adoptive dad thinks that the mysterious Black Swan group murdered his flesh-and-blood daughter, Jolie, seventh, the mean councillor Bronte thinks she's "malfunctioning", eighth, she has to train shy Silveny to fly to the sanctuary around other elves (who Silveny is terrified of), ninth, her brain isn't as strong as it was before she almost faded (which keeps happening time and time again), and tenth, she's been receiving surprising and confusing messages from the mysterious Black Swan group, who supposedly saved her from kidnappers. What is up? In this spectacular second book in the KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES series, Sophie must face her fears and open up in ways she never thought possible before, before Alden, who lost his mind (literally) is lost forever. The books go in this order: KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, EXILE, EVERBLAZE, NEVERSEEN, LODESTAR, NIGHTFALL, FLASHBACK, LEGACY, UNLOCKED 8.5. Please read this series! I can't wait to read book #3. Five stars for sure.
    About 2 months ago
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    I love this book, but it has some mild content that might make you sad (especially if you're an animal lover). Maryellen Larkin and her mother are dreaming up jingles for companies like Schwinn and Jell-O. However, they just can't win. Then Scooter, the family dachshund disappears. Maryellen and her family (Beverly, Carolyn, Mom, Dad, Tom, and Mikey) and friends (Karen Stohlman, Karen King, Angela, Davy, and Wayne the Pain) look around for him--and discover that Scooter isn't the only dog who disappeared. They discover that Bark Haven, a dog rescue center, may be helping to steal dogs. And there's the ice cream man, Mr. Brad, who is also a suspect. The missing dogs couldn't have just vanished into thin air. No. The possibility is more terrifying than Maryellen thought it could be. What if Scooter and the other dogs didn't run away? What if...they were stolen?
    About 2 months ago
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    This is DEFINITELY one of my favorite books. Aurora and her younger sister, Luna, live in Castle Armelle with their parents. They are not permitted to leave the castle grounds or touch anything--ANYTHING--sharp. When Luna cuts her hair with a broken piece of glass, she pierces her finger. Her mother and father see her with blood dripping from her finger, and Mama faints. Aurora and Luna wonder why she had such a big reaction to a tiny cut. They find out why when Mama tells them a story. Mama was cursed when she was a baby by a fairy named Manon because Mama's older brother met and fell in love with another girl. Her curse was that she would prick her finger when she turned sixteen and die. However, her brother's girlfriend, Emmeline, amended the curse. Mama would not die, but sleep for a hundred years and wake at true love's kiss. Sadly, Mama's parents died during the hundred years of sleep because they were not in the castle, and Mama's brother, Emmeline, and Manon disappeared. Only the people within the castle grounds slept and woke. There's more to this story! When Aurora was a baby, Mama saw Manon. Manon cursed Aurora by saying that she would prick her finger and sleep for a hundred years, and this time, no one would sleep with her. When she woke, everyone she had known and loved would be dead. That's why Mama and Papa hid all sharp objects from her and Luna. But when Aurora finds her new tutor's quill pen, she pricks her finger on it. Luna and their tutor find a way to keep her awake, at least for a short time. But it won't last forever. Will Emmeline be able to help? Where is she? With the help of their new friend Symon, and people who care, they set out on a voyage across the sea to find her. They must escape beasts, a Siren, and Manon, who will stop at nothing to destroy them. Will they prevail? Or will Aurora sleep for a hundred years?
    2 months ago
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    goodbookgirl's book review was featured in Dragon Slippers.
    This book is funny, entertaining, and fun all the way! I recommend it. It's about dragons, but with a little twist. Creel is an orphan who lives in the town of Carlieff in a kingdom called Ferevel. She and her brother live with their aunt and uncle, who are very poor. Creel's aunt reads fairy tales, and comes up with an idea to escape poverty: sacrifice Creel to a dragon. A knight will rescue her, and Creel's whole family will be sent to live in the palace. Creel is sacrificed to the Brown Dragon of Carlieff, but she doesn't want to wait for a knight to rescue her. So she bargains with the dragon, who's name is Theoradus, and tells him that if he doesn't let her go, he'll have to fight a knight, which he has no interest in doing. He lets her go, and lets her pick a "treasure" from his hoard. Except Theoradus doesn't collect gold--he collects shoes! The only pair that fit Creel are bright blue ones, which Theoradus has no intention of giving her. Creel reminds Theoradus that he said she could pick any shoes she liked, and goes on her way. She doesn't go home, though--she embarks on a long and tiring journey from Carlieff to the King's Seat, where she hopes to find a job as a dressmaker. Along her journey, she befriends another dragon named Shardas, who rescues her from bandits. She also meets Shardas's friend, Feniul. When Creel finally arrives in the King's Seat, she runs into snobby Amalia, the princess of the neighboring kingdom, Roulain, and her dog, Pippin. She is engaged to the crown prince Milun. Later on, Creel meets Milun's brother, Luka, and his bodyguard, Tobin. Luka takes Creel to an inn run by Tobin's sister, Ulfrid. The next day, Ulfrid takes Creel to a dressmaking shop owned by a lady named Derda, where Creel makes new friends: Marta, Alle, and Larkin. Unfortunately, Larkin doesn't turn out to be very nice. When Creel hears about the Merchant's Ball, she decides to go in pursuit of opening her own dress shop. But it isn't long before Larkin steals Creel's slippers and gives them to Princess Amalia, who has been pestering Creel for them. In return, Amalia gives Creel a crazy, over-designed dress. Creel is able to make the dress look better, but learns a wonderful and terrible secret about the slippers: they have the power to--WAIT! I'm not gonna spoil this story. It's a wonderful book, but it does have the teensiest bit of swearing. No curse words, though. This is probably my second favorite book. My favorite book is Keeper of the Lost Cities, which I also recommend.
    3 months ago
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    This book is funny, entertaining, and fun all the way! I recommend it. It's about dragons, but with a little twist. Creel is an orphan who lives in the town of Carlieff in a kingdom called Ferevel. She and her brother live with their aunt and uncle, who are very poor. Creel's aunt reads fairy tales, and comes up with an idea to escape poverty: sacrifice Creel to a dragon. A knight will rescue her, and Creel's whole family will be sent to live in the palace. Creel is sacrificed to the Brown Dragon of Carlieff, but she doesn't want to wait for a knight to rescue her. So she bargains with the dragon, who's name is Theoradus, and tells him that if he doesn't let her go, he'll have to fight a knight, which he has no interest in doing. He lets her go, and lets her pick a "treasure" from his hoard. Except Theoradus doesn't collect gold--he collects shoes! The only pair that fit Creel are bright blue ones, which Theoradus has no intention of giving her. Creel reminds Theoradus that he said she could pick any shoes she liked, and goes on her way. She doesn't go home, though--she embarks on a long and tiring journey from Carlieff to the King's Seat, where she hopes to find a job as a dressmaker. Along her journey, she befriends another dragon named Shardas, who rescues her from bandits. She also meets Shardas's friend, Feniul. When Creel finally arrives in the King's Seat, she runs into snobby Amalia, the princess of the neighboring kingdom, Roulain, and her dog, Pippin. She is engaged to the crown prince Milun. Later on, Creel meets Milun's brother, Luka, and his bodyguard, Tobin. Luka takes Creel to an inn run by Tobin's sister, Ulfrid. The next day, Ulfrid takes Creel to a dressmaking shop owned by a lady named Derda, where Creel makes new friends: Marta, Alle, and Larkin. Unfortunately, Larkin doesn't turn out to be very nice. When Creel hears about the Merchant's Ball, she decides to go in pursuit of opening her own dress shop. But it isn't long before Larkin steals Creel's slippers and gives them to Princess Amalia, who has been pestering Creel for them. In return, Amalia gives Creel a crazy, over-designed dress. Creel is able to make the dress look better, but learns a wonderful and terrible secret about the slippers: they have the power to--WAIT! I'm not gonna spoil this story. It's a wonderful book, but it does have the teensiest bit of swearing. No curse words, though. This is probably my second favorite book. My favorite book is Keeper of the Lost Cities, which I also recommend.
    3 months ago
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    If you're looking for a story about a bright, spirited orphan girl who finds love and adventure, then look no further. Anne will capture your heart and never let go. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert wanted a boy from the orphanage to help with the farmwork. When Matthew goes to the train station to pick him up, he only finds Anne Shirley, a talkative, redheaded girl with a bright imagination and a big heart. A search for answers tells the Cuthberts that someone told Mrs. Spencer the Cuthberts wanted a girl. Marilla thinks of sending Anne back to the orphanage, but Matthew persuades Marilla to open up her heart to the girl. Marilla eventually decides to keep Anne, and so Anne's adventures full of humor and heart begin. From making a friend, Diana Barry, to making enemies, Gilbert Blythe and Josie Pye, to naming everyday things you'd see like a lake, or a flower tree, Anne will find something to dream about. Read this book, please!
    3 months ago

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