Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cinderella Theorem by Kristee Ravan

Cinderella Theorem by Kristee Ravan 

Fairy tales are naturally non-mathematical. That is a fact, and fifteen-year-old Lily Sparrow loves factual, mathematical logic. So when her mother confesses that Lily’s deceased father is (a) not dead, (b) coming to dinner, and (c) the ruler of a fairy tale kingdom accessible through the upstairs bathtub, Lily clings to her math to help her make sense of this new double life (1 life in the real world + 1 secret life in the fairy tale world = a double life). Even though it’s not mathematical, Lily finds herself being pulled into a mystery involving an unhappy Cinderella, a greasy sycophant called Levi, and a slew of vanishing fairy tale characters. Racing against the clock, with a sound mathematical plan, can Lily save her fairy tale friends before they vanish forever?

A great mix between fairy tales and real life.  A great use of imagination.  Definitely excited for book 2~A great up and coming author. Check her out!  here is her webpage

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  • Series: The Lily Sparrow Chronicles
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 17, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1497371686
  • ISBN-13: 978-1497371682

Sunday, June 1, 2014

No Alligators in Sight, by Kirsten B. Feldman

In this coming of age novel, Lettie and Bert squeak by in a tiny town on Cape Cod, one parent an alcoholic and the other absent. After a string of bad decisions on Lettie’s part, their father ships them to their barely remembered mother for the summer, where they will learn hard lessons about themselves, their family, and their future by way of the Florida swamp. Throughout Lettie keeps her biting humor flowing, her razor-sharp pen at the ready, and her eye on her quest for a “normal” life.

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (September 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492792195
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492792192

Great book. Quick read. This resonates deeply with me, as I have had similar experiences in my childhood life.
Comes highly recommended.