fairy tale

Review: Elora of Stone by Jaime Lee Mann

Elora of Stone: Legend of Rhyme Series (Vol. 1, Book 1)

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My Rating: ★★★★

My Review/thoughts:

The Kingdom of Falmoor—where both good and evil creatures lurk—is not the safest place for any set of twins to be born. All twins born in the Kingdom of Falmoor are doomed to be separated from each other, one way or another. Enter four-year-old Asher Caine. Asher mysteriously vanishes in the woods one day while playing with his twin sister Ariana. Eventually, after years and years of searching with no luck, Asher’s family couldn’t do any more than believe he is no longer alive. Ariana, however, even after nine years later, believes in her heart that her brother is still very much alive. And the only way to lift the curse of evil from the Kingdom of Falmoor is to find her twin brother. Elora of Stone perfectly combines fantastical magic elements with the very realistic magic that comes from a strong bond within a family. (more…)


Review: Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan

Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan

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My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5)

My Review/thoughts:

This graphic novel successfully retells a classic fairy tale story like I’ve never read before. The story takes place in New York in the year 1928, during the pre-Depression era where the glitz and glam of show business is apparent and booming. It is your typical Snow White story where an evil stepmother enters a young girl’s—little Snow White’s—life and makes it no more or less miserable. Except Matt Phelan has added his own twist and character to the classic Snow White that comes to life within the pages. This made my reading experience—although short—a rather enjoyable one.  (more…)