Inner Cover Book Summary: “In this unique anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential booktubers to reimagine the origin stories of the villains we love to hate – infamous foes from fairy tales, mythology, and brand-new worlds. Based on comic book-inspired enemies in pop culture and classics such as Medusa from Greek mythology, Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes, and the giant from “Jack and the Beanstalk,” these fractured unconventional spins retell each characters’ story in an original, unexpected way. This behind-the-curtain look at villains explore the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that set them on the road to bad and questions whether or not anyone is truly born evil. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again…”
RATING *3/5 STARS*
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Back Cover Book Summary: “Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!”
RATING *5/5 STARS*
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Inner Cover Book Summary: “Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the crown, the future of the kingdom was secure. But appearances – and rivals for the throne – can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins. Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option – to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of the crown. As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe – from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to betrayal? With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown.”
RATING *4/5 STARS*
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Inner Cover Book Summary: “Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan… But for Cath, being a fan is her life – and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premier. Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from the fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to. Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend; a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world; a handsome classmate who only want to talk about words…and she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile, and has never really been alone. For Cath the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
RATING *5/5 STARS*
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Inner Cover Book Summary: “Women are powerful yet peaceful. We are strong yet sensitive. We are listeners yet we lead. We are resilient yet we remember. We are sacred yet sensual. We are wives and we are mothers. We are single and we are caretakers. We are spiritual and we are sisters. There is something about women that makes us uniquely connected and, beyond that, simply powerful! Too many of us have spent our lives looking outside of ourselves for guiding principles. In The Woman Code, author, journalist, and TV personality Sophia Nelson shows women that everything we need to lead the lives we want is already inside us. Nelson helps women create a road map of timeless values coupled with modern-day approaches to help us face the challenges of our time. It is time for women to return to a universal Code of personal and collective conduct, a Code that will allow us to fulfill all we are born to be.”
RATING *4/5 STARS*
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