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TEAR YOU APART

TEAR YOU APART

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Title:  TEAR YOU APART

Author:   Sarah Cross

Series: Beau Rivage (#2)
Recommended for:  Ages 15-17

Pages:  336 p.

Call Number/Link:  TEEN FICTION CROSS 

Rating:   ****

Synopsis:

Just when you thought all was well and good in the mystical town of Beau Rivage, another destined curse begins to unfold. As a sequel to the first book KILL ME SOFTLY, the book TEAR YOU APART is yet another torturous tale of two teens destined for either love, or death. In this somewhat twisted fairytale, Viv lives a rather ordinary life on most days. She hangs out with her friends, enjoys having fun, and waits everyday for her evil stepmother to have her huntsman rip Viv’s heart out. Viv shares her Snow White’s curse with her old best friend Henley, who is destined to become the huntsman who is ordered to rip out her heart, before she breaks his. The only thing that can seemingly save her is her prince to be Jasper. There’s just one catch, Jasper is a prince of the underworld, and cannot come to the surface of Beau Rivage. Will Viv continue to live in fear on the surface, never knowing what fate Henley will choose for her? Or will she run to the depths of the underworld, into the safety of her prince Jasper?

 

 

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Posted by on August 1, 2017 in Fairy Tales, Realistic, Romance

 

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Kill Me Softly

Kill Me Softly

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Title:  Kill Me Softly

Author:   Sarah Cross

Series: Beau Rivage
Recommended for:  Ages 14-17

Pages:  336 p.

Call Number/Link:  TEEN FICTION CROSS 

Rating:   *****

Synopsis:

In this whirlwind of a novel, Mirabelle is an average teenage girl, who lives in an average town. She has two loving godparents who take care of her, and although they’ve been strict with her upbringing, they give her the love and support she’s needed since her parent’s tragic passing. Beyond this seemingly simple life Mira has been leading, she holds within her a secret that is dying to get out. Just a week before her sixteenth birthday, Mira decides to run away to the place she was born, Beau Rivage, to finally visit her parents graves, and make peace with their deaths. However, once she gets to this town she realizes that things are not always as they seem. Here, in this tucked away town, it seems that magic and curses are all too real. Princes and princesses are destined to find each other, fairies flirt with people’s destiny, and what used to be average teenagers, try to escape their fate. Of all the uncertainty, and secrets hiding in Beau Rivage, the most important thing to remember is that not all fairy tales have a happy ending.

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Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Fairy Tales, Realistic, Romance

 

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The Goblin Baby

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Title:   The Goblin Baby
Author:   Berlie Doherty
Series:   Stepping Stone Book
Recommended for:   kids who like fantasy, kids who are required to read fantasy for school, seems best for grades 3-5 – younger as a read-aloud
Pages:   120 pages
Call Number/Link:   J DOH

Rating:   ***

 

 

 

Synopsis:

After nine-year-old Tam’s baby sister is stolen away by faeries and replaced by a goblin baby, he must journey to the land of the faeries to retrieve her and bring her back home.

Comments:

It can be a challenge to find a fantasy book that is 100-150 pages long and will have appeal for kids who “don’t like fantasy.”  The Goblin Baby meets those criteria.  The story follows a traditional fairy/folk tale plot line.  The faeries come to a house with a young baby and snatch the baby, leaving a changeling (or goblin baby) in its place.  The baby’s older brother goes on a quest to get the baby from the faerie queen and king.  He needs to obey challenging rules to be able to get back home, and the faeries try to tempt him to break those rules.  The brother’s bravery, self-control and good heart ultimately save the day – and get his baby sister back.

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2016 in Adventure, Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Juv

 

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A Dandelion Wish

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Title:   A Dandelion Wish
Author:   Kiki Thorpe
Series:   The Never Girls; book 3
Recommended for:   Elementary school kids, especially girls in grades 2-4
Pages:   120
Call Number/Link:  J THO

Rating:   ***

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Mia and her friends have discovered a magical passageway to Never Land! But when her little sister Gabby goes to Never Land alone, the passageway closes up, with a fairy stuck on the Main Land side, too.

 

Comments:

This is the third book in a cute series about four girls who have found a magical passage to Neverland.  The three friends (and one little sister) have adventures with Tinkerbell and other fairies.

Girls who like fairies, anything Disney and stories about friends having adventures will especially enjoy this series.

 

Reading level:  3.1

Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 2.0 159647

 

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2015 in Adventure, Fantasy, Juv

 

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