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Review: My Fair Godmother (Janette Rallison)

Review: UnWholly (Neil Shusterman)

Product Details: Reading level: YA Pages: 416 Publisher: August 28th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers ISBN: 9781442423688 Source: My own much-coveted copy

Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simultaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished.

Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic…

Review: Unlocking the Spell (E.D. Baker)

Product Details:
Reading Level: Middle Grades
Pages: 272
Publisher: October 2nd 2012 by Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781599908410
Source: ARC from NetGalley
Read it in 1 day

Now that Annie has helped her sister Gwendolyn (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) wake up from the 100-year curse by finding her beloved prince, you would think that things would get back to normal. Think again That beloved prince, Beldegard, is stuck in the body of a bear and the only way that Annie can be free of the two irritating lovebirds is to help--by finding the evil dwarf who cast the spell. Luckily, Annie has assistance from handsome prince Liam, and she has many tricks up her non-magical sleeve . . .

I love this series. It is so super cute. Annie is such a great character! She is Gwendolyn’s (Sleeping Beauty) non-magical sister. Annie received a gift from her fairy godmother at birth that would not let any magic affect her, unlike everyone else in the kingdom. Because of this gift, Annie can sense when magic is near…

Cover Appeal: Dancers

I decided to make this week's focus a little on the artistic side. I was going through my "junk box" the other day and came across old programs from ballets and plays. That made me think about some of my favorite shows. I instantly thought of the ballet Swan Lake. The costumes were so beautiful that the entire production held my attention for hours.

As luck would have it, I found a cover image for the Polish Ballet Company's program for Swan Lake. It is absolutely stunning! If this image ever found its way to a novel, I would covet it until it had a place on my shelf. Maybe even a place behind glass...

Isn't that beautiful? The designer of that cover is a genius. Of course, this made me start thinking about other cover ideas, and this week's feature: dancers. So here we go...