Tagged: Once Upon a Time Reading challenge

An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire

An artificial night by

An October Daye novel #3 Originally read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge, 18th May 2012 reread for OUaT 8, 22 June 2014 And on my reread I enjoyed a huge amount more than I did first time around....

Shadows by Robin McKinley

Shadows by

Read a sample Shadows is set in an alternate world, one where the Newworld has eradicated all magic, and the risks they feel it brings. Magical families have been gene-spliced and teenagers are regularly tested to ensure that no magic user...

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Rosemary and Rue by

An October Daye novel #1 Reread in May 2014, also for this year’s Once Upon a Time Challenge. And it was just as enjoyable the second time round. Toby has a wonderful voice and character. Read for the Once Upon a...

The Owl Service by Alan Garner

The Owl Service by

Alison and Roger have come to Wales on a holiday with their parent and respective step-parent. Roger’s father and Alison’s mother have recently married and in a way this is a sort of bonding session. The house is technically Alison’s, she...

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Fates : I bring the fire part 4 by

I’m going to say very little about the plot of this book. It is, after all, book four in a series, so you know, spoilers darling. Basically its a mixture of myth, legend, fantasy and action. The series as a whole...

Monsters I bring the fire

Monsters : I bring the fire part 2 by

I bring the fire Part 21 This book follows on straight from book one, so if you haven’t read that you’ll have no idea what is going on, so go read book one. No spoilers for either book here. Things haven’t...

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I bring the fire part 1 : Wolves by

Amy Lewis is travelling home with her little mongrel dog, Fenrir, when she narrowly misses a deer, and flips her car. It is night time, and the road is not exactly high volume, so she is delighted when a fellow traveller...

Some kind of fairy tale by Graham Joyce

Some kind of fairy tale by

Twenty years ago Tara Martin went missing. She simply went out one day and never came home. Her boyfriend at the time was an obvious suspect. They had rowed before she disappeared. Her brother and parents have never gotten over it....

What makes this book so great

What makes this book so great by

My first non-fiction book of 2014! And it is a book all about books. The best sort of book ;) I would consider myself a sci-fi & fantasy fan, yet for many years I hadn’t the money to buy books. And...

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by

At the end of the nineteen thirties in Germany a little girl travelled with her mother and brother on the train. The children were being sent to live with foster parents. Their mother could no longer take care of them. But...

The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

The Hundred and One Dalmatians by

Life for Mr and Mrs Dearly and their dogs, Pongo and Misses, is going well. They live near Regent’s Park in London and are very comfortably well off, Mr Dearly having helped the government out with its sums, he doesn’t really...

Once Upon a Time 8

Once Upon a Time VIII

Yesterday was March 21st, which for many people means the start of spring. Here in Ireland spring starts on February 1st, and we already have lambs and daffodils about, which means that spring is certainly here. And one sure sign that...