Saturday, April 30, 2016

Review: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Very cute book! ☄⭐️🌚

     The Little Prince is a novella about a airplane pilot (the narrator) who crashes his plane  landing him in the middle of the Sahara desert all alone.. So he thought. Shortly after the airplane pilot is approached by a small blonde boy that goes by the Little Prince, who then asks him to draw him a sheep after the pilot does this he slowly reveals where he comes from and how he got to earth. 

I recently watched this movie and enjoyed it. Afterwards I looked it up on Goodreads because it sounded familiar and it turned out to be a book. Well a week goes by and coincidentally I was at my local library they had it for sale for .25¢ and of course I had to get it. I was surprised to see how different the book was compared to the movie. Although I liked the movie as it is, the book was totally different and I felt the moral of the story and life lessons it tells was conveyed better in the  book. 

There's not much to say about this book, other than it was fun, unique, and very imaginative. 

I think that all of the underlining messages in the book makes it readable by people of all ages, especially younger kids. I can't wait to read it to my little nephew when he's old enough! :)

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Review: Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Funny + dragons + adventure = I like!

     Dealing with Dragons is about a Princess named Cimorene. However, she doesn't want to be a princess anymore. Being a princess is boring because she has to do what everyone thinks is "proper" for a princess to do instead of anything fun. Instead she wants to learn new things such as Latin, cooking, magic, and even fencing. She spent most of her life rebelling behind her family's back and trying new things but every time her parents found out they put a stop to her doing the things she wants to do.

One day her parents go too far by arranging a marriage between her and a Prince that she doesn't know let alone want to marry. After a random conversation with a talking frog Cimorene decides to run away to where the frog tells her to go.. When she gets there she finds out the place recommended by the frog is actually a home for dragons! After that the adventure she's always been looking for begins..

I really enjoyed this book. It was cute, witty, and has talking dragons.. What's not to like! I thought it was funny that in the book they make small mentions of some traditional fairy-tales such as Jack & the Bean Stock, Merlin, and a few others. The writing was smooth and enjoyable to read. The character development was good for a 212 page middle grade book. Also there was a decent amount of adventure for the size of the book. I didn't really have a problem with the book, it did kinda leave me with a few questions, which I'm sure is answered in the following books:

Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, & Talking to Dragons. Which I plan on reading at least book 2 to see if it's as good as Dealing with Dragons!

As always comments are welcomed! :)

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Review: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice

3.5 stars ★ ★ ★ 1/2

Sex, sex, sex! 😛

    The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty is a erotic Sleeping Beauty retelling that takes place in the medieval times era. After being asleep for 100 hundred year caused by a sleeping curse a Prince is finally able to awaken her, not with a kiss but with a sex act. When she is awakened so is the others that have been froze in time in the castle, including her very own parents. The Prince tells them that his reward will be that Sleeping Beauty will be her slave until he says otherwise. Beauty is then stripped to remain nude during the travel to the Prince's castle to display her beauty to everyone they pass on their journey.

Once to the Prince's kingdom she meets the Queen , mother of the Prince, Eleanor who doesn't seem to like her much from the beginning. Beauty soon finds out that she isn't the only slave there, in fact there are many, both males and females that were once Princes and Princess but now made to serve their masters. However, one Prince slave in particular attracts Beauty's interest, Prince Alexi, but it's forbidden for salves to interact unless given permission by their masters.

    I've been in a Anne Rice mood lately but wanted to give some of her non vampire-esque books a try. I have never read any erotica prior to this book so let's just say it was interesting experience!

When they say Anne a Rice is the Queen of Vampires and Erotica I can see why. The book was very well written and hot! Despite liking it, I think that me not really understanding the whole BDSM is the reason I rated it what I did. I think I should have started off with either Anne Rice's Belinda or Exit to Eden to begin my Erotica experience. I think once I read Belinda or Exit to Eden I'll go onto the next book in the Sleeping Beauty quartet, Beauty's Punishment.

As always comments are welcomed! :)