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Jack the Homework Eater By Mitt Ray Review

Jack the Homework Eater

By Mitt Ray

Alex is scared of dogs, until his parents bring home a British Bulldog who loves to eat paper, especially his homework.

 Jack the homework eater by Mitt Ray

This is such a cute book, with funny scenarios and a fair bit of adventure it is a great children’s book. Jack, the British Bulldog/Homework Eater, comes into a young boy helping him to make friends and comes with the lesson in itself that adopting a dog can be a wonderful thing. Mitt Ray has done a fantastic job with this book I did find one typo and I only point it out because it’s a children’s book, other than that the writing is phenomenal and full of moral lessons like any great children’s book should be.

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Undeadly by Michele Vail Review

Undeadly

The Reaper Diaries Book One

By Michele Vail

Rick has been waiting a long time to date Molly Bartolucci and on her sixteenth birthday he has big plans to make his move. But when Molly’s birthday comes along her entire world is turned upside down, first the mean girls crash her party then her would be boyfriend hit his head and dies. Molly is able to grab some of his soul and put it back into his body. Relieved that, that crisis is averted she soon finds that life has more in store for her, she finds out her dad isn’t her biological dad and now she is being shipped off to a boarding school for necromancers. All this is just the beginning of the story as Molly’s whole world begins to tumble down.

 Undeadly by Michele Vail

Ok so as I was reading this novel I kept thinking “This is so obvious how can Molly be so stupid?” Boy was I wrong what I thought was so obvious was completely off the mark, yes I admit those thoughts bit me in the butt. I loved this book it was full of action, romance, and zombies what more could a girl want? The fact that zombies and necromancers are an everyday thing in this book was worth the read in itself, when you add in the Ancient Egyptian lore it makes it even better, then Michele Vail decides to combine all of this with a strong female lead this becomes an amazing novel. If this isn’t enough to keep you reading the series Michele Vail throws in an ending that is full of surprises ensuring your continued interest. I definitely recommend this book, whether you like zombies or young adult this is sure to be a fun read.

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Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version By Philip Pullman Review

Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm:

A New English Version

By Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman retells fifty of the beloved Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm.

 Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman

There is no way I am going to write a review on each of the fifty stories, as a whole the retellings are amazing. There are many stories people will recognize from Rapunzel to Rumpelstiltskin, and even my favorite The Twelve Dancing Princess, there are even some that may be new for people such as One Eye Two Eyes Three Eyes. What I loved about how the author pulled these all together was he references each story with notes of the differences between some of the retellings as well as notes on his own. This is definitely a timeless classic, some with sinister endings and some with the happily ever afters that we have all come to expect from fairy tales. The compilation is well researched and so well written that you cannot help but fall in love with these stories all over again.

 

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