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DNF: The Vast and Brutal Sea (Zoraida Cordova)

In two days, the race for the Sea Court throne will be over-but all the rules have changed. The sea witch, Nieve, has kidnapped Layla and is raising an army of mutant sea creatures to overthrow the crown. Kurt, the one person Tristan could depend on in the battle for the Sea King's throne, has betrayed him. Now Kurt wants the throne for himself. Tristan has the Scepter of the Earth, but it's not enough. He'll have to travel to the mysterious, lost Isle of Tears and unleash the magic that first created the king's powerful scepter. It's a brutal race to the finish, and there can only be one winner.

I am so sad that this book did not work for me. I've read the other books in the series, so it just felt right to finish the series. I was even pretty excited about it. But something happened.

I cannot say exactly what made me stop reading this book. It starts off with a big action scene that is pretty gripping. The plot even keeps up a pretty steady pace from what I …

Review and Blog Tour for EVIL FAIRIES LOVE HAIR

The Deets: 
Audience: Middle Grades
Pages: 320
Publisher: August 5th 2014 by Clarion Books
ISBN: 9780547859033
Genre: adventure, fantasy

Ali and her middle school classmates are raising flocks of fairies to make their wishes come true. But growing a flock is harder than it sounds: the fairies eat only human hair, and the rules for dealing with them are confusing, misleading, and subject to change. As Ali and her friends struggle to earn their wishes, mistakes are made, spells go awry, and soon Ali is up against hundreds of two-inch-tall imps who have very big plans. Comedy and fantasy intertwine in this lively tale of intrigue, magic, and the power of hair.

 When you think of fairies, what image first comes to mind? Something small and dainty? Perhaps something with gossamer wings and long flowing hair? That's not exactly what you get in Evil Fairies Love Hair. See, these "fairies" are actually divvy-imps with a rather complicated past.   
I knew right away that …