Author: Jackson Pearce

Book Review: Pip Bartlett&#..

Book Review: Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Unicorn Training

  Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Unicorn Training is the second book in the series and follows Pip to The Triple Trident – a showcase of magical creatures. Tomas comes along as well, even with all his allergies to magical creatures. To their surprise, they find that Regent Maximus, a unicorn afraid of everything, is being shown by his owner. They try to help him, so he won’t be sold because of bad showing, but then unicorns start having their tails cut and together they must find who is doing it before another tail is lost. I just love the humor […]

Posted March 12, 2017
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Book Review: Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures

Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures was full of vivid imagination and quite honestly a world I want to live in. Pip can talk to magical creatures, but everyone finds this strange, even though HELLO, there are UNICORNS. I’m just saying… how farfetched is it really. So, Pip gets in huge trouble at her school’s career day when she realizes Unicorns are not as wonderful as she originally thought. One of her classmate’s parents raises show Unicorns and they all fight for attention. Pip makes it worse by talking to one, ending up riding it and creating mass chaos. When […]

Posted August 13, 2015
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Book Review: Cold Spell

Book Review: Cold Spell

I knew that Cold Spell would be my favorite of Pearce's series so far because The Snow Queen is by far one of my favorite fairy tales. Add in the fact that Kai is a musician and I knew I would simply fall in love with this book. Ginny has never felt welcomed by Kai's grandmother, but when she passes away Kai is left alone. The last thing Kai's grandmother leaves Ginny feeling guilty, asking him not to go with her anywhere. Then there is the stunningly beautiful girl who drives them to the hospital and Kai begins to pull […]

Posted November 15, 2013
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Book View: Fathomless

Book View: Fathomless

Short & Sweet: Fathomless is told from two points of view – Celia, who is the third of three triplets and can see the past – and Lo who is an underwater creature who used to be a girl and finds herself torn between Nadia and Lo in the book. Celia finds that for once her power of seeing into the past can help Lo, who helped her save Jude from drowning, a boy who was playing the guitar on the beach. Lo is torn between staying Lo or becoming Nadia and fighting against the thought that drowning the person […]

Posted November 12, 2013
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Book Review: Sweetly

Book Review: Sweetly

I loved Pearce's first novel in this series – Sisters Red – and could not wait to see what she came up in this one. Also, I love Hansel and Gretal and all the renditions of the tale and so I love to see what the modern tale would look like in a teen novel.   I could not put this book down after I started it. I probably enjoyed this one more than Sisters Red and that book was awesome. There's this intrigue right away in the novel. A brother and sister come to town and are warned away […]

Posted March 5, 2012
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Book Review: Sisters Red

Book Review: Sisters Red

Sisters Red is an interesting blend of a fairy tale and something completely new. While it is not a retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood tale, it has many of the plot details that readers may expect to find: red hooded cape, a grandma, werewolves, and a hatchet. But that is about where the similarities end. The novel is set in a very unique way. The world that the sisters, Scarlett and Rosie, live in is reminiscent of a classic fairy tale, yet on the fringes of that world is our society. In essence, there are two worlds that […]

Posted May 6, 2010
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