Archive | June 2017

Befriended (Short Story) by Sarah Holman

Here’s another short story review for another of the Tales of Taelis stories! πŸ™‚

Title: Befriended
Author: Sarah Holman

Date read: May 27, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Adventure / Christian (Medieval, Fictional Setting)
Age: YA
Year pub: 2016
Pages: 38 (Kindle)
Series: Short Stories of Taelis, #2 (prequel to Brothers and Betrayal, set after Adventures and Adversities)
Fave character: Kaden
Source: Amazon
Links: Goodreads β€’ Amazon β€’ Author’s Website

This was a very quick, short read (I read it in fifteen or twenty minutes), but was a really cute story for all that. πŸ™‚ I quite enjoyed it! ^_^

It’s set soon after Adventures and Adversities, with the same characters and a couple of new ones.

This is Eleanor’s story, and it was really neat to have one for her. πŸ™‚ Kaden was a great character as well, and little John and Nathaniel were cute. πŸ˜›

I particularly liked the parts in the forest, and with the stars. ❀

I can’t really say much about it, lest I spoil the entire story, but overall it was sweet, had some moments that were fun and adorable, as well as spiritual moments, and overall made me happy.

It also made me more curious to continue reading this series! I’m looking forward to Brothers and Betrayal to see what John and Nathaniel do when they grow up. πŸ˜€

Definitely worth a read. πŸ™‚

Favorite quote:

β€œMy home is the North Star and with you,” Eleanor said.

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In the series so far (will update with links as I review them):

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Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

Dream away in those pages . . .

~ The Page Dreamer

Five Poisoned Apples Cover Reveal!

Hey everyone!

I’m super excited for TWO awesome cover reveals today — so I have one here and the other on my other blog. πŸ˜‰

Today I’m pleased to help reveal the cover, theme, and title of the fourth and final Rooglewood Press fairytale creative writing contest!

I haven’t read the third collection, but I enjoyed most of the stories of the first two collections (particularly all-time-favorites Broken Glass and Stone Curse! <3), and I know the whole blogosphere has been holding its breath to find out which fairytale this fourth one will feature, and to see its cover and title, so without further ado, I now present…

The Cover

Cover model/photography: Wynter Clark. Cover design: Julia Popova.

Isn’t it stunning? *collapses* I LOVE IT. ^_^

So yes, Five Poisoned Apples is its title, and it will indeed be retellings of Snow White (as I suspected!). πŸ˜€ (I even totally called the title in a comment earlier this year. XD)

I will likely not be entering myself, but I did enter the contest last year, which was an interesting experience, and I wish the best of luck to anyone who decides to dive in and write a story to submit to the contest! πŸ™‚

Maybe I’ll end up reading one of your stories someday. πŸ˜‰

All the contest details are available on Rooglewood Press’s website, HERE.

So what think ye? ISN’T IT SO PRETYYYY?? ^_^ And are you excited about a Snow-White-themed collection? And do you think you’ll try entering the contest? Tell me all in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

Dream away in those pages . . .

~ The Page Dreamer