Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

Also on my to-do list: New Princess Alethea reviews are up over at IGMS! (It *says* October, but they really mean November.)   Title: The False Princess Author: Eilis O’Neal EAN: 9781606840795 As a Princess, I am always drawn to books with the word “Princess” in the title. I’m usually disappointed when I read the jacket copy. I was…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New reviews are up at Intergalactic Medicine Show! (Actually, they’ve been up for a while, but every time I’ve tried to post about it, my site has been down. We’ve moved to a new server now, so all should be well.) Title: Enclave Author: Ann Aguirre EAN: 9780312650087 When a publisher puts a Publisher’s Weekly quote like “For fans…

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Blood Oath Reviews

Reviews of a different sort — from the movie that became my second credit on IMDB. (Not only is my name in the opening credits of Blood Oath…it’s even SPELLED CORRECTLY!) Before you read any–or all–of these, just keep one thing in mind: we didn’t set out to produce Shakespeare. We were a bunch of kids in the woods…

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Princess Alethea On Reviews

I tell people I don’t read reviews. That’s not *totally* true. It is true that I don’t hunt them down–usually my editor will send me the important ones. I have Google Alerts out for things like “Alethea Kontis” and “AlphaOops” in case someone invokes my name and it’s appropriate for me to share a little love and thanks. Sometimes…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

My new Intergalactic Medicine Show reviews are up! Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Author: Ransom Riggs EAN: 1594744769 “I slammed out of the Priest Hole and started walking, heading nowhere in particular. Sometimes you just need to go through a door.” -Jacob Portman I almost feel bad writing a review of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,…

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13 Little Blue Reasons

I finished Maureen Johnson’s The Last Little Blue Envelope this morning at the bookstore. The premise of the book is this: Virginia (the main character) spent all last summer hopping around Europe (starting in England), following the instructions in thirteen little blue envelopes her artistic Aunt Peg left her before she died of cancer. Only in Greece, before she…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New reviews are up at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show! Title: Rejiggering the Thingamajig Author: Eric James Stone EAN: 0979534992 I absolutely loved reading this book. For me, Rejiggering the Thingamajig wasn’t just a collection of brilliant stories by an author so funny and clever it makes me angry sometimes, it was a trip down memory lane. I’ve…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New reviews are up at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show! Title: Sparks Author: Laura Bickle EAN: 9781439167687 It’s funny . . . I read this book a few weeks ago, and I’m still not quite sure whether or not I liked it. I finished it, which is certainly something for the plus column these days. So I must have enjoyed…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New reviews are up at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show! Title: Fuzzy Nation Author: John Scalzi EAN: 9780765328540 Admit it: it’s a strange title. I figured it was about animals (a lot of animals), or a bunch of fetishists, or a country of very hirsute folk. Regardless of the title, I am a pretty big fan of the…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New reviews are up at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show! Title: The Desert of Souls Author: Howard Andrew Jones EAN: 9780312646745 I loved this book. This could possibly be the shortest review I ever write, because I don’t know how to say it any other way: I loved this book. I wish it had been about 800 pages…

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