I really wanted to love this book very
attractive premise but i found the writing surprisingly premise But I found the writing surprisingly like they skipped all the editorial passes and went straight to production The characters flat to begin with became increasing frustrating making stupid choices clearly only to twist the I can t resist books like this The thought of a library that has magical objects you can actually borrow is amazing I ve always liked Fairytales though probably not as much as Elizabeth so the title is what really caught my attention We find Elizabeth in a rut She has no friends at her new school and all she does at home is chores and homework So when she is iven the opportunity f Such a cool idea There s a repository half museum half library where you can check out everything from Marie Antoinette s wig to the shoes belonging to the Twelve Dancing Princesses Special students are referred by their teachers to be pages at the repository and there the fun begins Sort of I had a hard time etting into this book because even though it was in first person I didn t really connect with Elizabeth the main character We aren t privy to a lot of her thoughts and feelings and she is easily baffled by the motives
OF OTHERS I HONESTLY COULDN Tothers I honestly couldn t if the other pages liked her or were being mean to her for most of the book The story was interesting the action rolled along everything was reat but I just didn t feel for the characters as deeply as I should have Still it s a very fun book and I think fans of Percy Jackson and The Sisters Grimm will really like this as well This is a very original and magical story I have always loved fairy tales of all kinds and I don t think I ll ever Something in Return grow out of it Maybe it s airl thing Either way I don t care because I had so much fun reading this book Yes I felt that I literally had funuick Overview Elizabeth Rew hasn t been doing too hot lately Her best friend has moved away and she hasn t made any friends at her new school Things seem to be finally Byzantium going in the right direction though After a referral from her social studies teacher Elizabethets a job working as a page for the New York Circulating Material Repository Yeah big mouthful The repository is a sort of library but not really They lend out objects as common as fondue pots to Marie Antoinette s wig Elizabeth seems to be making friends with the other pages despite the secrecy surrounding the dungeonbasement that stores the Grimm Collection where magical items from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales are kept safe As it turns out items are being stolen from the Grimm Collection and Elizabeth and the other pages are on a mission to figure out who s behind it all But there s no knowing who to trustFirst off let me just say that I really want that job Can they please hire me I ll make the commute Which is like 6 states away but who s counting Why does everything have to be in New York This is a Contacts Desired genuine peeve of mine but completely beside the point Moving on I found that I really liked Elizabeth despite the fact she stole my dream job She is a normal everydayirl She isn t destined to save the repository she just does what she thinks is right None of the characters or plot elements feels clich or forced I also really appreciated the fact that Elizabeth isn t dumbed down for the sake of practicality When she finds out about the magical things in the Grimm Collection she doesn t take a moronically long time to resist and Elizabeth has just started working as a page at the New York Circulating Material Repository a lending library of objects contemporary and historical common and obscure And secret too for. But act younger make that kind of decisionsover and over and overThe book begins very slowly but some of you may love it because what we re doing is learning in Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, great detail about the New York Circulating Material Repository It takes areat deal of time to et into the actual fantasy of the bookI was a bit tired but the story finally kicked in only to have Elizabeth and her friends frustrate me no end by making choices somewhat like deciding to run across the uicksand instead of taking a pathAll that said not a bad book and I mostly enjoyed it There s lots of whimsey in the ideas and the book will work well for a wide range of youthsso enjoy I *REALLY LIKED ENTHUSIASM AND WAS SO *liked Enthusiasm and was so to et an ARC of Ms Shulman s next book It exceeded my expectations there s humor some romance fairy tales and folklore Acts of Bravery and best of all librarians seriously librariansElizabeth is a semi Cinderella wicked stepsisters are in college and they re really annoying than wicked doing chores and trying to fit in at her new school When the opportunity arises for her to work as a page at the New York Circulating Material Repository she takes it and that s when the adventures begin Forget the magical aura of some of the objects this is a pretty neat place to work filled with pneumatic tubes with which reuests are sent to the stacks and objects sent to the Main Examining RoomAnd then there are the special collections which I won t describe because of the whole spoiler issue
The Adventure Elizabeth Goesadventure Elizabeth Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations goes her relationships with Anjali Marc Aaron Jaya and Doc Rust and the overall feel of this book make me think this has potential for next year s awards ARC provided by publisher There is something ratherrand about finding a new Let It Bree / Cant Buy Me Louie (Harlequin Duets, good book to read And it is always disappointing to discover that the newood book isn t all that The Solitary Self good The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman was wonderfully writen for the most part The dialogue was weak in a few areas and the plot was too slow in some spots and too fast in others but these issues were easily forgotten as I continued reading But as is inevitable in modern teen lit the author decided that her charming story couldn to on without at least one reference to sex Or two Are teenagers really that low Can we truly not read anything without needing a titillating reference to birds and bees Are we as brainless as that Why can we not enjoy a beautifully crafted innocent exciting story without some sort of adult theme dragged
IN UNNECESSARILY WE DESERVE CREDIT I WOULD HAVE SINCERELYunnecessarily We deserve credit I would have sincerely this book if the author had not decided randomly shock her audience with risue images The charm of her modern fairy tale uickly spun into yet another steamy teen romance I must admit I am uite frustrated with the whole Young Adult The Ornaments of Life genre ineneral having condescending adults shove tripe down my throat does not appeal to me in the least Would I write this book off as a failure No The author truly has talent and her story in eneral was enjoyable Unfortunately she saw fit to include two or three scenes which completely drew attention away from the plot and toward a relationship that was infatuation than true romance It would have merited a four or five star rating from me if not for this tiresome cliche plot device being yet again dredged up by Shulman This book was in no way a bad book but it wasn t altogether reat either At times I really thought I liked it and then there were other. E starting to disappear And before she knows it she and her fellow pages handsome Marc perfect Anjali and brooding Aaron are suddenly caught up in an exciting and dangerous magical adventu.
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that magic actually exists Major points right there All that said though I did takemagic actually exists Major points right there All that said though I did take a star for a reason The beginning was a little slow A lot of the elements of the story that we already know don t show up until you re a La santa anoressia. Digiuno e misticismo dal Medioevo a oggi good deal into the book Like the theft of the Grimm objects doesn t really become a focus until almost halfway through the book It was also hard to know just how old the characters were I muessing they were in high school but you aren t told which was mostly confusing because they sound younger or mature at timesI still had fun reading the story and I m pretty sure that my younger self would ve totally fallen in love with this book For now though I ll just have to settle with falling in enuine like with this story Although I really like the c Up until a minute ago this was marked as Never finished but I decided to ive it another try Lets see how that Leonardo and the Mona Lisa Story goesThis isoing back to Never Finished MsShulman totally Mona Lisa gets fairy tale readers When I finised this book I thought Now why didn t I think of that Elizabeth at the moment is friendless Her best friend has moved to California and she is still trying toet accustomed to her new home situation new stepmother and two step sisters who thankfully are at a college now Things start to shift when Elizabeth decides to do her paper in history over the Grimm fairy tales Elizabeth s history teacher ives her a recommendation to work at a library But she will find out this is not like any library she has ever been to in this library you can #Check Out Magical Objects Which # out magical objects which course opens up a whole can "Of TroubleWhile Working At The Library She "troubleWhile working at the library she to meet the other pages Anjali beautiful and nice Marc star athlete and super ood looking and Andrew serious caring and funny The pages with the help of some younger siblings will have to solve the mystery of the missing objects in the library They find out soon enough that to find lost magic you have to use magic Suffice to say it s beyond interesting to see how they pull this offI really REALLY had the deep need to be able to read the entire book I had to turn it in the next day and I read up till the last minute so I could feed the need to know what happened I am so Soldier O - Bosnian Inferno glad I did There were a few fairy tales mentioned in the story that I never heard of and it s always a plus to find out something you didn t know about The one thing I enjoyed the most other than the idea of the library was the dynamic between the characters It s uncertain but still heart warming If you are looking for an original idea this is it The only reason why I docked off a star was because I would have liked to have seen how Elizabeth s homelife developed I will definitely read of this author s writingOk so can anybodyive me any idea how to Seeing Through the Eyes of the Polish Revolution get this job Seriously I was pretty sure I do 4 stars on this one but finally had to Keeping Secrets go 3 I mean I know it s a YA book I know that the protagonists are young but there s something that when it shows up in a read that simply drives me crazyHave you ever seen that TV commercial where the voice over says When you re in a horror movie you make really bad decisions The people are arguing about what to do Should they hide in the attic hide in the cellar Then one if them says why can t weet in the running car and the A Ranchers Dangerous Affair guy says Are you crazy Let s hide behind the chainsawsThere comes a time about halfway into this novel where the kids They re 17. In the repository's basement lies the Grimm Collection a room of magical items straight from the Grimm Brother's fairy tales But the magic mirrors and seven league boots and other items ar.