Neil Gaimen · Stand Alone · Young Adult

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

Synopsis A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish (goodreads.com).  Review Okay, so I have been wanting to… Continue reading The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

Children · Sarah McGuire · Stand Alone

Valiant by Sarah McGuire

Synopsis Saville despises the bolts of velvet and silk that her father loves- he’s always prized them more than he’s ever loved her. Yet when he’s struck ill, she’ll do anything to survive, even donning boys’ clothes and begging a commission to sew for the king. Piecing together a fine coat is far simpler than… Continue reading Valiant by Sarah McGuire

Children · Gail Carson Levine · Stand Alone

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Synopsis At birth, Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent young fairy named Lucinda, who bestows on her the “gift” of obedience. Anything anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey. Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction, but not feisty Ella: “Instead of making me docile, Lucinda’s curse made a rebel of… Continue reading Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine