A really enjoyable mystery. Dogs tied up outside stores in Brooklyn are being taken, and Maggie Brooklyn Sinclair is determined to find out why! With this help of her twin brother Finn, her friend Lucy, her enemy Ivy, and her crush Milo, she might just be able to figure out what's going on--if her dog walking business doesn't get her into trouble first!
This book was possibly even better than the first one. While "The Goose Girl" was a retelling of the original brothers Grimm fairy tale, this story took the world Shannon Hale had started building and expanded upon it. The beginning was a little slow, but once it got going, it was gripping, and the end was great. If you liked "The Goose Girl", you won't want to miss this--or the rest of the series!
This book will be great for kids who love to read. Anyone who can't bear to tear themselves away from the characters will love the idea of a story that tells itself over and over and never ends thanks to the presence of the reader.
I love the story of Cupid and Psyche, and Suzanne Selfors's version didn't disappoint. In her story, Alice is trying to maintain her romance-writer mother's image for the public. She attends book signings and other events in her mother's place, promising to everyone that her mother is overseas, doing research for her next novel. In reality, though, her mother is in a mental institution and hasn't been herself for a long time. When Alice meets Errol, a strange young man who claims he used to be Cupid, weird things start happening to her. She spends a whole day lovesick for Errol after being hit with one of his arrows, and Realm, the granddaughter of one of the tenants in her apartment building, keeps snooping around in her papers, determined to find out the truth about Alice's mother. On top of it all, Alice is trying to win over Tony, a cute skate-boarding kid who always goes past her window in the morning. Will she be able to hold together under so much stress? It's worth reading to find out!
While I have yet to read this book, my younger brother read it and really loved it. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes action, adventure, and humor!