Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Book Review: Lost in a Book

Book Review: Lost in a Book

I love the story of Beauty and the Beast and although I love retellings, it’s nice to get something rather different, something embedded into the story we know well but that takes off into a totally different way than I thought it would. I love Donnelly’s work on many other books and was excited to pick this novel up. The premise is that Belle finds a magical book in the library that literally transports her into the story. There’s something wrong in the book – it’s too perfect and lures her to try and stay longer each time, trying to […]

Posted March 15, 2020
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Book View: Revolution

Book View: Revolution

Short and Sweet: I have been eyeing Revolution pretty much since its release. Love historical novels especially the tragic ones. Anne Boleyn. Marie Antoinette. Their lives, their triumphs and downfalls are uterly captivating. Revolution's premise (two girls drawn together through the reaches of time) drew me in, but I stayed for the historical element. What an amazing journey! Donnelly takes readers into parts of French history like no one has before. It was utterly breathtaking.   Final Verdict: Revolution has so many deep and complex layers. It is a story on top of a story, on top of another. Blended together so perfectly. […]

Posted September 22, 2011
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