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Forged In Fire
Review by Barj Apr 22, 2018
This is the first book by this Author I have read and I know I will be looking for more by her this was a well-written story that kept my interest throughout.Beth Leighton gets sent back to the past where she meets highwayman Christopher “Kit” Locke this book made me keep turning pages until I was finished.I received a copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
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A YA Time Travel Thriller
Review by writinghigh Apr 15, 2018
West Yorkshire, England January 1795 Highwayman Kit Locke, known as the Knightmare, sits atop his gelding, Dante, waiting for a coach to round the bend so he can relieve its passengers of their wealth. He is specifically looking for the Viper’s Eye. According to legend the gem can absorb thoughts and feelings of people and amplify their emotions, while giving its owner great power as it steals the souls of his enemies. Northern Scotland July 2017 Beth Leighton has moved to Scotland … Read More
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The Frog Prince- A Classic Folktale Re-Told
Review by writinghigh Feb 26, 2018
Like most fairy tales before it, The Frog Prince, as told by Mike Klaassen, has simple two dimensional characters, an appealing setting, an element of magic, and a villain who challenges the protagonist, seventeen-year old Prince Gerit, son of King Egon of Krickenheim. Gerit is hunting for frogs to avoid weapons practice with his father’s squire and discussions about running a kingdom. Gerit prefers hunting and fishing. On this fateful day the spoiled teen gets stuck in the mud, and no matter … Read More
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A Bawdy Romp Through Time
Review by Paul L Arvidson Feb 25, 2018
This was a proper page turner! It’s really difficult to describe any of the story without spoilers as it’s such a switchback ride. But the essence is “Woman from 21st Century gets thrown back in time and hooks up with highwayman”. That turns out just as exciting as it sounds. The characters are believable, challenging and likable. C J Bahr gets the history right, dropping it in as the story unfolds but never having ‘hey look at this cool thing I know’ crop up at all. She sets and paces … Read More
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Interesting Take on a Well Known Fairy Tale
Review by ashia Feb 5, 2018
This reimagining of a well loved fairy tale is amazing! I love how the author breathed life into the cardboard characters in the fairy tale. Even the prince has some sidekicks that we didn't know about and Cinderella's fairy godmother is of a different sort. I enjoyed this revisit into my childhood, and I believe every kid should know this version of the tale as well. However, and it may be the adult romance junkie in me speaking, but I wish we could have seen more of Ella's interaction with the … Read More
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Wonderful read!
Review by ashia Jan 30, 2018
I love what Mike Klaassen has done to The Frog Prince, the fairy tale we all know and love. He has fleshed out the characters of the frog prince and the princess, made them more well-rounded with motivations we can believe in and get behind. The frog prince also exhibited growth in his character, a lesson learned over the course of his period as a frog–though I wish we could see just how he came about the revelations that prompted this growth. The story ended on a whimsical note, a perfect period … Read More
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Tales from a different perspective
Review by leslieo Jan 21, 2018
Have you ever given any thought to how different a story would be if told from a different point of view? Would Hansel and Gretel be different if we heard from the witch? Would the Frog Prince be any different if the story was from the point of view of the frog? How would our sympathies change? Would they? In Mike Klaassen’s CINDERELLA, we are introduced to the retelling of the classic Grimms’ fairy tale but instead of a fairy godmother, Ella is a witch. Overall likes are the point of … Read More
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Tortured characters with soul.
Review by jeepwonder Jan 23, 2018
The story started predictably enough. Only things went south in a hurry, the villain isn't supposed to be able to murder the star of the story. The story shifted and began again in the past where it suddenly became a period romance. Time travel romances aren't that unusual, and the usual oddities like modern terms came up as expected. But that wasn't what this story was about. We all face temptations, some more tempting than others. This story was about people who faced temptations and how they … Read More
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Tales from a different perspective
Review by leslieo Jan 21, 2018
Have you ever given any thought to how different a story would be if told from a different point of view? Would Hansel and Gretel be different if we heard from the witch? Would Cinderella be any different if the story was from the point of view of one of the stepsisters? How would our sympathies change? Would they? In Mike Klaassen’s THE FROG PRINCE, we are introduced to the retelling of the classic Grimms’ fairy tale from the perspective of the frog. When we first meet Gerit, the prince, … Read More
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A fast fun read
Review by E.A. Walsh Jan 3, 2018
Wow, is all I have to say. There is so much right with this book, it's a fast thrill ride that will have your head in a jumped mess, the good kind. The plot stayed on point, there were no holes, no distractions. I felt like everything moved in the right direction from the start and I didn't fell confused or disappointed. I loved the characters, Violina really caught my attention. I'm not going to say too much as it will spoil this epic ride, but I will say that she is what a MC should be, … Read More
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