Tag: fairy tales

Baby Maggie Wants a Boy & Onward

Maggie Simpson goes Pixar

Onward

Directed By: Dan Scanlon

It was a bit strange to see the Simpson’s get the short film spot in front of the new Pixar movie Onward. Honestly I thought the whole short was a bit odd. But I haven’t seen any new Simpsons stuff since the movie.

First off that we didn’t even get a D’uh from Homer made it seem a little lacking.

And second it basically confirmed that Maggie is a thirty year old woman trapped in a babies body and behaved with that boy in the park like I would if I got within ten yards of Tom Hardy or Jon Bernthal.

A Beautiful Collection: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

a thousand beginnings and endings

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Edited By: Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

Grade: A

Ghosts, star-crossed lovers, tragedy, more ghosts, shape-shifters, dances and sisters among other things… A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is an anthology of Asian myths and legends that released at the end of June.

It’s a beautifully written and entertaining collection of stories and if you aren’t familiar with the myths or want to know more about them there’s a page or two of information by the author at the end of each story which I was so grateful to read!

The Language of Thorns

The Language of Thorns

The Language of Thorns

Grade: A+

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Illustrated By: Sara Kipin

I was originally torn on whether to even pick this book up or not. It’s a book of six fairy tales set in the Grishaverse, three of which have been published previously. But in the end I’m thrilled that I did and it’s so beautifully illustrated if you’re at all interested in it I’d definitely suggest picking up the hardback version.

Strange the Dreamer

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Strange the Dreamer

Author: Laini Taylor

Grade: A

Lazlo Strange, librarian and former orphan, dreams about the lost city of Weep. So lost in fact that Weep isn’t actually the name. The real name disappeared from everyone’s minds, even Lazlo’s, long ago. He believes that research and dreams are all he will ever have despite other librarians telling him to get out there and get a life.

So it’s a wonderful surprise when one day a group of traveler’s appear with a mission- to travel to and save the lost city.

Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts Author: Colleen Oakes Genre: YA/Fantasy Grade: A I absolutely love the thought of adventures in Wonderland although recently it’s been hit or miss for me. (Alice in Zombieland and After Alice- they […]

The Great Hunt

The Great Hunt Author: Wendy Higgins Genre: YA/Fantasy Grade: B A lot of the time when reading a book like this I get the feeling the young characters are confusing lust with true love. That […]

Disneylanders

Disneylanders Author: Kate Abbott Genre: YA Grade: B Casey is about to start high school, abandoned by her best friend and dealing with parents who don’t seem to want her to grow up when they […]

The Wild Girl

The Wild Girl Author: Kate Forsyth Genre: Real People Grade: A I just want to give upfront trigger warnings for sexual abuse, child abuse and rape. The Wild Girl is the story of Dortchen Wild, […]