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THE TURNIP PRINCESS AND OTHER NEWLY DISCOVERED FAIRY TALES BY FRANZ XAVER VON SCHONWERTH: BOOK REVIEW

    The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales By Franz Xaver Von Schonwerth, Erika Eichenseer ISBN#9780143107422 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar Once upon a time… no…. One day a prince lost his way in the woods. He found shelter in a cave and slept there … Continue reading

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HAPPILY NEVER AFTER (CHARMING, BOOK #2) BY JACK HECKEL: BOOK REVIEW

    Happily Never After Charming #2 By Jack Heckel Author’s Website: http://www.jackheckel.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra Synopsis: Once upon, once again… The dragon has been slain, but the problems have just begun for Prince Charming. Disowned by his father, the King, and abandoned by his only friend, … Continue reading

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SHIMMER: A FAERIE’S TRAGIC TALE BY CLAUDETTE MELANSON: BOOK REVIEW

  Shimmer: A Faerie’s Tragic Tale By:  Claudette Melanson  ISBN# 9781310159497 Author’s Website: http://claudettemelanson.wix.com/author Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra Synopsis: Do you love Faerie Tales? Ariane & Aureliam have grown up together, always knowing they were destined to spend their lives together. But a chance meeting may bring an … Continue reading

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BLOOD RED (ELEMENTAL MASTERS, BOOK #10) BY MERCEDES LACKEY: BOOK REVIEW

Blood Red Elemental Masters, Book  #10 By Mercedes Lackey ISBN# 0756408970 Author’s Website:  http://www.mercedeslackey.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar Summary: Rosamund is an Earth Master in the Schwarzwald, the ancient Black Forest of Germany. Since the age of ten, she has lived with her teacher, the Hunt Master … Continue reading

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BEASTLY BY ALEX FLINN: BOOK COVERS AROUND THE WORLD

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie   You might have seen a movie, but you probably haven’t seen the covers! About Beastly: I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright–a creature with fangs and claws … Continue reading

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INDEXING BY SEANAN MCGUIRE: BOOK REVIEW

Indexing By Seanan McGuire ISBN#1477809600 Author’s Website: http://seananmcguire.com/index.php Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar Review: From the author’s words:  “Indexing is a fusion of fairy tale and modern police drama, sort of a ‘Once upon a time meets Criminal Minds.'” This is how we meet Henry Marchen, the team … Continue reading

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SUN AND MOON, ICE AND SNOW BY JESSICA DAY GEORGE: BOOK REVIEW

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow By Jessica George Day ISBN# 9781599901091 Author’s Website:  http://www.jessicadaygeorge.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie Synopsis: Blessed—or cursed—with an ability to understand animals, the Lass (as she’s known to her family) has always been an oddball. And when an isbjorn (polar bear) seeks … Continue reading

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THE LAST GRIMM: RED’S HOOD BY H.L. WAMPLER: BOOK REVIEW

    The Last Grimm: Red’s Hood By H. L. Wampler ISBN# 9781476023267 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Dawn Beware of spoilers!!!!! Synopsis: Abigail Grimm stopped believing in fairy tales years ago. She is a college freshman who just landed the internship of the year. Things were going great; she … Continue reading

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THE LAND OF STORIES: THE WISHING SPELL (THE LAND OF STORIES, BOOK #1) BY CHRIS COLFER: BOOK REVIEW

    The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell The Land of Stories , Book 1 ISBN # 9781907411762 Author’s Website:] http://thelandofstoriesbook.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Karolina Avalon Synopsis: Alex and Conner Bailey’s world is about to change. When the twins’ grandmother gives them a treasured fairy tale book, they … Continue reading

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THE FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM COMIC BOOK/GRAPHIC NOVEL HIGHLIGHT

In this week’s Comic Book/Graphic Novel Highlight we bring you The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, which is a compilation of the tales you’ve come to know and love. The book is replete with vintage illustrations. Book Description: This book brings together approximately two dozen of the most beloved of the … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR JULY 24TH: GRIMM, LEGEND OF KORRA, SECRET CIRCLE, AND GAME OF THRONES

Comic-Con 2011: GRIMM Panel Recap via Collider Rather than taking the classic tales we’ve grown up with and simply giving the Big Bad Wolf a sawed-off shotgun in an attempt to “modernize”, the producers and writers of the show are clearly focusing on turning these stories on their heads. How … Continue reading

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MOVIE HOTLINKS FOR FEB. 10TH: X-MEN FIRST CLASS TRAILER, THE AVENGERS, SHERLOCK HOLMES 2, FAIRY TALES, AND MUCH MORE

Smouldering first trailer for X-Men: First Class tells the real story of the Cuban Missile Crisis via io9 I was ambivalent about seeing this, because Wolverine wasn’t that impressive. But this looks way better. Definitely worth seeing. Cobie Smulders Confirmed for Avengers via IGN I love Cobie Smulders, so I’m … Continue reading

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HOT BOOK NEWS LINKS FOR DEC 13: BANNED LITERATURE, ALTERNATE REALITIES, FAIRY TALES & MORE

What is new today in the world of books? Find out in today’s Hot Book News Links. Bans on  literature can only be counterproductive and detrimental to creativity says National Book Council. Find out what they said. Independent The Fiction of C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Voyage of the … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS 9/28 CORNELIA FUNKE INTERVIEW AND DENISE VERRICO INTERVIEW

Inkworld author to meet readers Why did you choose such a dark genre for Reckless? Cornelia said: “It was Lionel Wigram’s idea to set the story in a 19th century fairytale world grown up – almost like what would happen if technology came into the world we knew from the … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS: THOR PICS, SPLICE CREATURE & BRETT RATNER’S SNOW WHITE

Source:scifiwire FIRST PICS OF CHRIS HEMSWORTH FOR THOR When we saw that initial picture of Chris Hemsworth in his Thor outfit last month, our first thought was—you nailed the look, but where’s the hammer? Thor’s mighty Mjolnir is just as important to the Thunder God as the shield is to Captain … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MAY 3RD: DARK KNIGHT SEQUEL, JONAH HEX PREVIEW, THOR PICS, IRON MAN 2 EASTER EGG, AND MORE

‘Dark Knight’ sequel gets official release date via Khaleej Times Warner Bros. has set July 20, 2012, as the release date for the third Christopher Nolan-directed Batman movie. The studio has barely begun the process of developing the movie, which isn’t yet titled. Nolan is in postproduction on the sci-fi … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR APRIL 26TH: NEIL GAIMAN, LITTLE WOMEN AND WEREWOLVES, OLD TALES WITH A TWIST, AND STARTING NEW AUTHORS

Newbery Winner Gaiman Gives Readers `Instructions’ By Jeff Baenen at ABC News While “The Graveyard Book” is set in a cemetery, where an orphaned boy is raised by ghosts after his family is murdered, Gaiman said it’s really a book about life and leaving home. His latest book “Instructions,” is … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MARCH 22ND: FAIRY TALES VS YA, POSITIVE FUTURES, AND MORE

The dark forest of childhood By Laurel Snyder at The Boston Globe Recently, on a visit home, I was rifling through a box of old books in my mother’s dank basement when I came across a childhood edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. I hadn’t thought about the book … Continue reading

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LOVE, VAMPIRES AND FAIRY TALES ABOUND IN THIS WEEK’S COMICS

Source: io9 Whether it’s vampires, men in suits of armor or simply high adventure you’re after, this week’s comics will provide it. There’s also romance, reborn Wolverines… and William Shatner. Who could ask for anything more? Marvel is definitely gearing up for the Iron Man 2 buzz, releasing two kid-friendly collections … Continue reading

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