MY VERY UNFAIRY TALE LIFE reminded me of Coraline with a Burtonesque edge. The book really should have been titled, A Surprise On Every Page.
If you look past the exciting elements that make the story pop and come alive…
What elements are those you ask?
Oh, nothing much. Just unicorns, cursed magical kingdoms, talking frogs, a flying beast, and THE creepiest villain that would make even Jack Sparrow quake in his tall black boots. (And that’s the short list.)
As I was saying cut through the aspects that keep the pages flipping faster than French toast… (Okay, not sure how fast that really is but I liked the alliteration.) (Humor me.)
… and at the heart of this story is a girl struggling with choices she has to make. Her struggles beat through ever scene, every page, every crazy event that happens. It all comes back to Jenny. Jenny the Adventurer. And is that what she really wants to be.
And that is what elementary girls will find when they read this delightful but creepy unfairy tale.
Note to Tim Burton: Seriously, you should buy the options to make this book into a film. It’s your thing. Trust me.
I’ve heard so many good things about this book…definitely on my to-be-read list.
I absolutely love the title to this one! And it sounds like a brilliant read for youngsters.
Oooh, I think I’ve seen the cover of this book somewhere… Will add this to my Goodreads pile. 🙂
I have had my eye on this for awhile. Heard great things! Thanks for the review!
Coraline with a Burtonesque edge? Now this I HAVE to read!
I hope Tim is listening.
It’s too young for me, but I know Tim would turn it into a movie my daughter (who is too young to read the book) and I would love to watch. 😀
Sounds awesome!! I can’t wait to read this book 🙂
Seriously, after you read it, tell me this wouldn’t make a great computer animated movie in a way that Tim Burton does best. Thanks everyone!
Ah, I’m looking forward to reading this ARC this weekend. 🙂
Great review, Laura! I agree with it wholeheartedly (I finished the book a day ago).
I wanted to pick it back up and read it all over again, but I needed to get it in the mail 🙁
It sounds great! It’s going on my TBR list.
Keep hearing good things!!!
Yay for Jenny and Anna!! 😀 Hmmm… Tim Burton… Yeah I can see that. ;D
I’ll have to check it out! Congrats to Anna!
From the cover I wouldn’t expect it to be creepy! (That is exactly why I pay NO attention to covers when buying a book. Because you just never know until you read it!) I’ve been looking forward to Anna’s book for a long time and I’m even more interested now!
Okay, parts of it are creepy but most of it is exactly like the cover – lots of fun and magical adventures. 🙂
Yes, you made it even more interesting with the Tim Burton connection. Great review!
Sounds like a very interesting, magical read! Love the cover.
Ooh, Laura, your review sounds so appetizing. Was wanting to read this anyway, now I’ll have to make it sooner. Also sounds like the kind of book my daughter would love. Thanks for a great review!
i’ve been hearing about this book all over the place. i’m going to have to check it out. now!
omg! This book sounds too fun! And I love your little alliteration there… flapping faster than French toast! Very nice! You should use that in something… 😀
oooh! Sounds pretty good!