“Choose one self-published book to read, then briefly review it or talk about your experiences reading it.”
I read Sew, it's a Quest by Kendra E. Ardnek, who is another teen writer, and homeschooled too! I'm pretty sure I downloaded Sew, it's a Quest because it was on sale for free for a day on Amazon. Anyway, I'd forgotten I'd downloaded it and then I found it when I was trying to download another ebook, so I decided to read it for this, since it was self-published. I am very pleased I did, because I loved it.
Sew, it's a Quest is a fairytale novella targeted at preteen girls and younger children. So it's short, and isn't written with sparkling prose, but it's cute. The main plot centers around Prince Robert and Princess Robin, twin royals whose gifts were switched at birth, and their quest to right their gifts before their 18th birthday, which is only 4 months away. There are, however, some subplots that do in places take over.
The story itself was pretty good, not fabulous, but typical for a fairytale. A good portion of the side characters are versions of characters from other fairytales such as Sleeping Beauty, which made for a fun read.
The best part overall was the humor. There's one character who was gifted with excellent math skills, but whose tongue does not know the difference between "castle" and "tassel." It was hilarious.
....I can't really think of anything else to say. I think there were a few typos, and the characters could be flat at times, but in case I hadn't made it obvious enough, I loved it anyway. I give it four point five out of five stars.
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February 6th – http://miriamjoywrites.wordpress.com/
February 7th – http://musingsfromnevillesnavel.wordpress.com/
February 8th – http://fida-islaih.blogspot.com/
February 9th – http://sarahhudsonscribbles.blogspot.ca/
February 10th http://avonsbabbles.wordpress.com/
February 11th http://notebooksisters.blogspot.com/
February 12th http://mirrormadeofwords.wordpress.com/
February 13th http://www.lilyjenness.blogspot.com/ -- You are here.
February 14th http://www.writerbewildered.blogspot.com/
February 15th http://realteenreader.wordpress.com/
February 16th http://epistolarygirl.wordpress.com/
February 17th http://incessantdroningofaboredwriter.wordpress.com/
February 18th http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com/ (We’ll announce the topic for next month’s chain)