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Review: The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal

by First Mate Keira April 17, 2014
Review: The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal

by First Mate Keira Title: The False Princess Author: Eilis O’Neal Format: Hardback Page Count: 319 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 11-19 Summary: Nalia is a shy bookworm princess whose only close friend is her best friend Kerinan, the son of an earl. On her 16th birthday, Nalia is told she’s a substitute princess; a […]

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Review: If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince? by Melissa Kantor

by First Mate Keira April 16, 2014
Review: If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? by Melissa Kantor

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince? Author: Melissa Kantor Format: Hardback Page Count: 283 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 7-9 Summary:  Lucy Norton is a modern day Cinderella. Forced to move from San Francisco to Long Island because of her dad’s remarriage, she’s struggling to find […]

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Book Series Protagonists Face-Off: Boy vs Girl

by First Mate Keira April 14, 2014
Book Series Protagonists Face-Off: Boy vs Girl

by First Mate Keira When it comes to reading book series everybody has an opinion on the different aspects of the story. Some readers prefer third over first person writing and others the exact opposite. Some prefer boy protagonists over girl protagonists. It’s all a question of taste. A while ago when I was in […]

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Unanswered Harry Potter Question #23: Has Harry Potter Ever Read a Book about Himself?

by First Mate Keira April 12, 2014
 Unanswered Harry Potter Question #23: Has Harry Potter Ever Read a Book about Himself?

Unanswered Harry Potter Question #23: Has Harry Potter ever read a book about himself? (This article is humorous, not factual.) In my research on Harry Potter I’ve come across a rather interesting diary fragment belonging to a wizard in the mental ward of St. Mungo’s among the unfinished draft of a PennDragon biography on the […]

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Review: Iron Queen (Iron Fey, Book 3) by Julie Kagawa

by First Mate Keira April 11, 2014
Review: Iron Queen (Iron Fey, Book 3) by Julie Kagawa

By First Mate Keira Title: Iron Queen Author: Julie Kagawa Format: Kindle ebook Page Count: 368 (paperback) Grade Reading Level: Grade 7+ Summary: Meghan and Ash have been banished. Puck follows the couple and is banished also. The false Iron King still sits on the throne and the Summer and Winter Courts need a champion. […]

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30 Book Series for Boys You Shouldn’t Miss, Part 3

by First Mate Keira April 10, 2014
30 Book Series for Boys You Shouldn’t Miss, Part 3

Continuing on from last time’s 30 Books Series for Boys You Shouldn’t Miss, Part 2, today’s list also features books recommended for boys by boys (and grown-up boys). Dark Tower Series – The seven books that make up Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series follow a Gunslinger on his quest toward a physical and figurative tower. […]

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