Book Review: “Between the Water and the Woods”

Between the Water and the Woods” by Simone Snaith

Source: ARC from work

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction Fantasy

Summary:

Emeline’s quiet village has three important rules:
Don’t look at the shadows.
Don’t cross the river.
And don’t enter the forest.

An illustrated fantasy filled with beauty and power, Between the Water and the Woods sweeps you into a world where forests are hungry; knights fight with whips; the king is dying; and a peasant girl’s magic will decide the future of the realm.

When Emeline’s little brother breaks all three of their village’s rules, she is forced to use her family’s forbidden magic to rescue him from the dark things he awakens, the Ithin. Now that the Ithin are afoot in the land, she must, by law, travel to the royal court and warn the king. But the only way she and her family can make the journey to the capital is with the protection of a sour magister and a handsome, whip-wielding Lash Knight. Will Emeline survive in a city where conspiracies swirl like smoke and her magic is all but outlawed?

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Books On Disney+

Anyone a fan of seeing books adapted for the screen? Here’s a round up of movies based on books on Disney+.

Consider pairing them with the book to make a great family discussion!

Disney pulls from a lot of fairy tales or other classic lore & novels so we’ll pass on those movies for now. Besides, you probably already know they’re based on books.

Last updated: 9/26/20

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Graphic Novel Adaptions of Books

I think graphic novels are a great read. They’re quick reads, they help with my Goodreads challenge goal, and I love them as a palate cleanser.

I’ve rounded up a selection for you based on children’s or YA books you may have read already.

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Book Review: "The Unready Queen"

The Unready Queen” by William Ritter

Source: ARC from Algonquin

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction, Fantasy,

Summary:

Human and goblin brothers Cole and Tinn are finding their way back to normal after their journey to the heart of the Oddmire. Normal, unfortunately, wants nothing to do with them. Fable, the daughter of the Queen of the Deep Dark, has her first true friends in the brothers. The Queen allows Fable to visit Tinn and Cole as long as she promises to stay quiet and out of sight—concealing herself and her magic from the townspeople of Endsborough.

But when the trio discovers that humans are destroying the Wild Wood and the lives of its creatures for their own dark purposes, Fable cannot stay quiet. As the unspoken truce between the people of Endsborough and the inhabitants of the Wild Wood crumbles, violence escalates, threatening war and bringing Fable’s mother closer to the fulfillment of a deadly prophecy that could leave Fable a most Unready Queen.

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Middle Grade Books On Netflix

Anyone a fan of seeing books adapted for the screen? Here’s a round up of movies & television shows based on Middle Grade books on Netflix.

Consider pairing them with the book to make a great family discussion!

Netflix does a great job with their originals. The list will be a combination of originals (which will always be on Netflix) & non-original material (which changes with new agreements) so I’ll attempt to keep the list current.

Last updated: 11/8/20

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