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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Shannon's Review - Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand by Gail Carson Levine

This is left over from the read A thon. I just went to sleep after I read. I was too tired to write.

Summary: Sequel to the book Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg. In the first book Rani had promised a mermaid, Soop, that for her comb she would give her a magic wand. The book starts that Soop is angry because she never received the wand Rani had promised. Soop feels Rani lied and send her wrath to Fairy Haven by flooding it until she gets the wand she wants.

My Thoughts: I am sort of upset that I didn't like this adventure. It's just if you have read my review of Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg you would know why I like the Disney Fairies. They just seem comfortable with themselves. In this book it was all about the fairies having magic wand madness that made them want to wish for what they wanted. Of course things go bad when they get what they want. It is a story that gets told a lot. Yes, Yes, be careful what you wish for. I know this story very well. I guess I am disappointed because I don't think the fairies needed this story. Couldn't the wand have done something else besides grant wishes. And then again poor Rani has yet another accident. The first book she cuts off her wings. This book she gets turned into a bat and the bat has it's own essence. It is esscentually it's it own person or own bat with Rani stuck inside. Neither one wants to not exist. They work it out eventually sort of... I am thinking there is going to be a whole book about that.

About the Author: Gail Carson Levine is known for writing retelling fairy tales, especially her book Ella Enchanted, which was made into a movie. (The movie doesn’t do it justice, read the book). She has also written a book on writing fiction called Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly.

Read A Thon Stats:
Title of book(s) read since last update: 1
Number of books read since you started:7
Pages read since last update:191
Running total of pages read since you started:831
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 3hr
Running total of time spent reading since you started:8hr 45min

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