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Cress by Marissa Meyer

This is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles.

Published: 2014

Genre: YA science fiction

Length: 550 pages

Setting: orbiting Earth, Africa and China, immediately after the events of Scarlet

Summary: Short version: With the help of Cress, Cinder stops the wedding between Kai and Levana Continue reading

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Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

This is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

Published: 2013

Genre: YA science fiction

Length: 452 pages

Setting: mostly around Paris, immediately after the events of Cinder

Summary: Short version: Scarlet discovers her grandmother has been kidnapped by Lunar special ops Continue reading

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

This is the first book in a series the kids have read and Miss Adventure has been trying to get me to read. I finally got around to it because I was looking for something a bit lighter to read.

Published: 2012

Genre: YA science fiction

Length: 387 pages

Setting: New Beijing, about 100 years in the future

Summary: Short version: Prince Kai has to deal with a plague while avoiding marriage to the Lunar Queen Continue reading

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Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

This is the 12th book in the Discworld series. I’ve been reading them on vacation since they’re so light and all on my Kindle. As a bonus, it’s one of the BBC’s The Big Read books.

Published: 2002

Genre: fantasy

Length: 374 pages

Setting: mostly in Genua on Discworld

Summary: Short version: Magrat, Nanny Ogg, and Granny Weatherwax disrupt Lilith’s perfect story Continue reading

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War of the Cards by Colleen Oakes

This is the third and final book in the Queen of Hearts trilogy. I happened to see it on the library shelf and picked it up to finish the series.

Published: 2017

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 342 pages

Setting: the capital of Wonderland, soon after the events of Blood of Wonderland

Summary: Short version: Dinah is crowned Queen, although it is not without heartbreak Continue reading

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Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes

This is the second book in the Queen of Hearts saga. Miss Adventure and I listened to the first book together, and the second book made a good accompaniment on the way to another gymnastics meet.

Published: 2017

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 336 pages

Setting: various locations within Wonderland outside of the city, immediately after the events of Queen of Hearts Continue reading

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Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

I had the second book in this series (Blood of Wonderland) on my reading list for Miss Adventure (she loves fairy tale retellings, and Alice in Wonderland is close enough to fairy tales to count). I thought that was a mistake and she hadn’t read the first book. So, when I needed a longer audiobook for a trip to a gymnastics meet, I picked this one up. Turns out she had read the book, but she doesn’t mind rereading books (or relistening, in this case).

Published: 2014

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 306 pages

Setting: Wonderland, mainly in the Castle, during the reign of a King of Hearts Continue reading

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