Dang Rover: Cover to Cover

Dang Rover: Cover to Cover

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Dan's Latest Reads

The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland - For a Little While
3 of 5 stars
A thirty-page prequel that tells the story of how Mallow became Queen of Fairyland. I found it to be a bit wordy. All the good stuff about characters you will recognize from Book 1 happens in the last 5 pages or so.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
5 of 5 stars
A Fairytale for Lovers of Fairytales If I.Q. were a measure of strength of imagination, Catherynne Valente would most certainly be the Albert Einstein of writers. There was more imagination on display in that book than in any other book...
5 of 5 stars
Outstanding. A treasure. A pleasure. And quite spooky! I loved Coraline! It's the perfect mix of spooky and fun. It's going to be the next read aloud to my kids book!
tagged: age-reco-all-ages, my-favs-for-young-people, and my-top-25
The Sorcerer of the North
2 of 5 stars
Well, that was dumb... That ending wasn't a cliffhanger--it just stopped in the middle of the story! Too bad the story wasn't anywhere near engaging enough to make me want to find out what happens next. I should have just stopped at boo...
tagged: don-t-recommend and age-reco-13up
The Blood of Olympus
3 of 5 stars
Dang! Such a disappointing ending to an exceptionally fun series! Is it really so hard to write a satisfying ending? The Blood of Olympus, the fifth and final book of the Heroes of Olympus series, lost its way--and not even everyone's f...
tagged: age-reco-13up
5 of 5 stars
I'm so glad I picked up this series... ...because it's REALLY fun! Zero complaints. Each book introduces new characters and does an outstanding job of incorporating them into the story with out watering down the experience. The Luner Ch...
tagged: age-reco-13up and my-favs-for-young-people
5 of 5 stars
Another great surprise! I was surprised how much I enjoyed Cinder, so I guess I shouldn't be all that surprised I thought Scarlet was just as fun! I must admit though--it sounded gimmicky to write books loosely based on fairy tales. Tu...
tagged: my-favs-for-young-people and age-reco-13up
5 of 5 stars
A Great Start! I've really got to do a better job of making sure I don't get sucked into a series until all books are published...I hate waiting! Actually, this time I took one for the team and read Cinder before all the books were out ...
tagged: age-reco-13up, my-favs-for-young-people, and my-top-25
The House of Hades
4 of 5 stars
Great, with a footnote... House of Hades was great. the story was fun and the characters are endearing...which is a feat considering there are anywhere from 8 to 12 key characters you are rooting for. Here's the footnote, particularly ...
tagged: age-reco-13up and my-favs-for-young-people
The Mark of Athena
5 of 5 stars
Awesome! Yep, that's the best way to describe book three. Loved it. Quite a cliffhanger though--I'm VERY glad I don't have a to wait for the next book! Ill review the series when I'm finished. Two books to go! SERIES REVIEW Dang. Wha...
tagged: my-favs-for-young-people and age-reco-all-ages