He’s back! Join Stitch Head, a mad professor’s forgotten creation, as he steps out of the shadows into the adventure of an almost-lifetime…The orphans at Castle Grotteskew are running riot …and getting hungry. With no food in the castle, Stitch Head and Arabella head down to Grubbers Nubbin to see what they can pilfer, but there they encounter a terrifying, savage beast. Could one of Professor Erasmus’s creations be on the loose…?
I must have been asleep for the whole first week of June because I seem to have missed the release of this fabulous piece of work! Although this is a Wishlist Wednesday, I’m not going to lie to you all. I ordered it already and should have it in two weeks. I cannot wait to read this book and am a little disappointed in myself for not ordering it sooner.
If you would like to check out the rest of the series I will link my reviews below.
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After Bertie rescues an orphaned lion cub from the African veld, they are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion that ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.
he first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.
This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.
But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?
I was happily surprised by this book. My concerns were that the good vs evil was going to be over done or not original enough to keep my attention but Chainani did a great job of keeping it original.
Agatha is not the most attractive girl you would meet. She loves wearing dark clothes and is often hiding in the shadows. She doesn’t like to socialize and when she does it normally doesn’t work out so well.
Sophie is pretty and spoiled. She has everything she could possibly want and more. Girls want to be her and boys want to be with her. Like Agatha though, she doesn’t have a lot of friends.
When the two girls are together they know that they don’t really have a lot in common but having anyone is better than having no one. However, when they get stolen to go to the school for good and evil they are surrounded by people and neither of them really know what to do. Naturally, you would assume that Agatha would be going to the school for Evil and Sophie to the school for Good but we all were wrong. Or was it the chancellor who was wrong?
Sophie and Agatha fight to convince people that they need to switch places but will anyone ever believe them?
A story full of twists and turns, a little more history on some of our favourite fairy-tale characters. I was wrapped in this story and wanted wholeheartedly for Sophie and Agatha to find their rightful places within the school.
I can’t say enough good things about this book. It makes me laugh every single time I read it. If you can handle british slang (although the more recent versions have been a little more ‘Americanized’), like to laugh, and are a teen girl – THIS BOOK IS PERFECT FOR YOU.
There are six things very wrong with my life:
1. I have one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years.
2. It is on my nose
3. I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed somewhere in my room.
4. In fourteen days the summer hols will be over and then it will be back to Stalag 14 and Oberfuhrer Frau Simpson and her bunch of sadistic teachers.
5. I am very ugly and need to go into an ugly home.
6. I went to a party dressed as a stuffed olive.
Georgia just wants people to like her, but being a teen girl can be awkward. As she sits in that middle ground between girl and woman she sheds some light (and humour) on some of the situations that can make girls blush. You get to join Georgia as she explores things like shaving, wearing a bra, her first thong and even kissing.
She spends her days trying to plan out ways to impress people, it never seem to work out the way she has intended. Adding these embarrassing moments will often make readers snort and chuckle out loud so be warned. This book is not to be read during silent reading or out in public.
Written in a diary form you really get a first hand perspective on the troubles of womanhood. It is a quick and easy read, the kind I would have done in a day or two at most. This series wasn’t released until I was in high school, so I didn’t get to enjoy the awkwardness along with Georgia but I did enjoy comparing my experiences with hers. I read this series right up until I was in University (I believe I read up to book 7) so I still have a few left to finish. I can’t wait to start reading this series again, and I might actually start it from the beginning.
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This story, and author need no introduction. I actually don’t have much to say about them because almost everyone I know has a family story about Winnie The Pooh. I am going to tell you mine though, and I hope you will all do the same, either in the comments or email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
For as long as I can remember I have loved Winnie the Pooh, or Pooh, as I call him. I have countless stuffies of him, hats, t-shirts, you name it. Even to this day when I see something that has Pooh on it there is a twinge inside me that wants to buy it. It is hard because I can’t remember how it started, or why it started and I am the kind of person that needs to know how things began.
I have read every Pooh story I have been able to find, and can tell you that the classics have always been my favourites. They are genuine stories about a boy and his friends, the more recent stories are much more “Disney” and although I enjoy Disney, you don’t feel the same amount of heart in them.
I was always a little jealous of Christopher Robin, he had endless adventures and friends who cared for him unconditionally. Plus, he had a real life on top of the secret world of the Hundred Acre Wood. Each character was so different, so unique and would make for a very easy child lit analysis.
Winnie the Pooh was so flighty and forgetful that you couldn’t help but love and take care of him.
I always wanted to give Eeyore the biggest hug and duct tape that tail of his so that he would stop losing it.
Piglet was small like me, we share the same life struggles, I can’t reach the cupboards either. He is the quiet and shy one though, often keeping his ideas and opinions to himself.
Tigger was the highly energetic one, always getting into trouble and making people bail him out.
Rabbit was the old grumpy man of the group, always miserable and doubtful.
And we can’t forget the wise Owl. Always giving advise and helping everyone find solutions to their problems.
As you can tell, I related most to Piglet, but I always had love for Pooh and T- I – Double G – ER, probably very telling about my other dominant characteristics, energetic and flighty!
What does Winnie The Pooh mean to you?
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The fact that I have read this will likely surprise everyone. It is far from my regular book choices. I am not a fan of historical fiction at all but I loved this story because it is written as a diary. The diary form gives you a different perspective, it makes you feel as though you are a part of the story. It is like you are listening to your best friend tell you the happenings of the day.
Mary is a the granddaughter of a witch and Mary sadly witnesses her grandmother’s hanging. It is 1659 and the world is afraid of the unusual, innocent people were persecuted for allegations and assumptions.
The story is light and there are no real action scenes, but I was so compelled to keep reading. I needed to hear Mary’s story and mostly, I feared for her safety. The historical aspects of this story made it feel like it was real. The diary was real, Mary’s story was real and somewhere in my school textbooks I was going to be able to read more about her family and her town. If real history was written like this, I would probably pay more attention to be honest.
I would recommend this story to any teens looking for a great coming of age story. It is hard to pinpoint an exact genre that is more specific than historical fiction but with Rees’ writing I can guarantee you will feel yourself drawn into Mary’s world.
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