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Water Song is a sweet story that is based on the Brothers Grimm’s classic fairytale, The Frog Prince.  Emma Pennington is wealthy and used to being comfortable, but her life is completely changed when she and her mother are sent to Belgium to a family estate, the unthinkable happens, suddenly Emma is thrown right into the middle of the fight between the Germans and the Allies.  Troops fight to take over her estate and Emma is taken prisoner in her own home.  With no way to reach her family, and no way to escape, Emma has to be as brave as possible and make the best of the situation and she learns that people aren’t always what they seem and magic is hidden in the most unsuspicious of places.  This book was one of my favorites!  Sweet, charming, adventure, danger, true love, espionage!  It was right up my ally!  This book is part of a collection called ‘Once Upon A Time,’ along with another book called Snow that I had reviewed previously.  This book is fun and exhilarating!  I would recommend it to any girl (or boy) who loves the classic fairytales.  This book is a new and refreshing spin on the classic that I love!  This is definitely a book to add to your must-read list!

 

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookmarks!

 

Reviewed by: Austen A.

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This sweet and charming book, Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle had me at the get-go!  This book is about two twin sisters in London in 1837, Persephone and Penelope Leland, twin daughters of Viscount Leland are not like most young, social girls at the height of their seasons.  Most young girls pine for handsome, titled, wealthy husbands, they dream of balls and meeting Princess Victoria and frilly dresses and lively parties and dancing with eligible young men.  Persy is definitely not like most, she and her sister Pen are witches in training.  While Pen is off enjoying herself, all Persy does is wish she could avoid this inevitable season and practice her magic, avoid entering society and definitely avoid husband hunting.  But what will the twins do when their governess and magic instructor is kidnapped in order to gain control over young princess Victoria?  Persy and Pen slowly unravel and over come cheesy but dangerous advisers, shady royal spinsters and a mysterious Irish wizard.  I thought that this book was phenomenal!  These characters constantly keep you on your toes with crazy adventures, unlikely heroes and average teenage girl problems.  This book twines adventure, coming of age, romance, and the classic idea of good versus evil all into one whole, delightful story.  I would recommend this to any girl who has a soft spot for romance, you would definitely relate to Persy and her struggle for true love, or to any adventure and action lover, this story is action packed!  What do you think?  Are you going to join Persy and Pen as they sneak around Buckingham Palace, whirl and twirl through ballrooms and parties and wriggle their way out of the stickiest situations?  I say give it a go and you won’t be sorry!

 

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookmarks!

 

Reviewed by: Austen A.

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