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Jennifer Donnelly (1) (1963–)

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Jennifer Donnelly was born in Port Chester, New York in 1963. She majored in English literature and European history at the University of Rochester. Her books for adults include The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose, and The Wild Rose. She is also the author of a picture book for children entitled Humble vis mere Pie and several young adult novels including Revolution and These Shallow Graves. A Northern Light was awarded Britain's Carnegie Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction, and a Michael L. Printz Honor. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Jennifer Donnelly

A Northern Light (2003) 3,951 eksemplarer
The Tea Rose (2002) 2,073 eksemplarer
Revolution (2010) 2,021 eksemplarer
Deep Blue (2014) 1,266 eksemplarer
The Winter Rose (2006) 1,244 eksemplarer
Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book (2017) 960 eksemplarer
Stepsister (2019) 806 eksemplarer
These Shallow Graves (2015) 761 eksemplarer
Rogue Wave (2015) 713 eksemplarer
The Wild Rose (2011) 525 eksemplarer
Dark Tide (2015) 439 eksemplarer
Poisoned (2020) 326 eksemplarer
Sea Spell (2016) 310 eksemplarer
Humble Pie (2002) 41 eksemplarer

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Found: Girl learns of death in a lake. i Name that Book (oktober 2021)
Found: YA Mystery/Romance Set in England i Name that Book (april 2021)
***Group Read: The Tea Rose i The Highly-Rated Book Group (september 2011)


First off I don't really enjoy the format or the fact that every two pages counts as a chapter and it kind of jumps between being a page and a chapter in itself. The format is really distracting and it makes reading the book feel like it's supposed to have some kind of poetry or prose but it doesn't.

So spoiler free review because this book is not good but I don't really feel like getting into the spoilers this round. It takes place after Cinderella gets married and it spins three to five chapters just describing how beautiful she is how wonderful she is how fabulous and gorgeous and everything is about her looks her appearance ... I get it, she's beautiful.

Once you move past this you get to the stepsisters both of which are so hideously ugly and hated by everyone that they won't even feed them their rotting food and when they finally do offer them rotting food they say that it's too good for them. One of which has cut off most of her foot as is in the original story of cinderella. And both are regarded as hideous monsters while Cinderella is this beautiful perfect being.

A being called Chance decides to alter the fate but he doesn't because this entire book nothing is actually changed it is and it isn't is constantly the answer if you want to know what happens that becomes such a great plot change there is a change and there isn't a change. It is and it isn't.

Nothing happens in this book that is of worth it's kind of one of those books that by the end you're stuck with barely anything happened and yet a tiny thing changed and we're supposed to celebrate that tiny victory while having read through this book and slogged through the massive setbacks in the lack of change in anything besides Cinderella being the most beautiful perfect person ever.

It was not a good read for me.

2 stars.
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Yolken | 45 andre anmeldelser | Apr 1, 2024 |
Solid 4⭐️s: Love this story and the spin on something old. Kept me captive and interested all the way through.
mybookloveobsession | 45 andre anmeldelser | Mar 12, 2024 |
Wow. I don’t know what to say.
Sophie was too much in the beginning. Too soft, too silly, too naive. Too weak.
That is how the huntsman killed her so easily. That is how her heart was taken. That is how she died.
Princess Sophie died that day, but in place of her, someone else was born. Someone who was kind, but strong. Scared, but courageous. Doubtful, but determined.
It took a long time for it to happen. It felt slow at times. It felt like she’d never change.
But she did.
Her journey changed her. It shaped her into the woman she needed to be. She was not always that way, for she was born with a soft and tender heart. But the battles we fight strengthen us. The places we go teach us. And the lessons we learn change us.
That is what this book teaches us. That growth is a journey, and that we are more than what we think we are.
That day, when the huntsman took out her heart, the princess died. But someone else took her place. That someone was vulnerable and innocent. That someone did not know what to do.
But that someone found her way. That someone not only saved others, but herself.
That someone is a queen. The queen.
Princess Sophie may have died, but another Sophie took her place. Queen Charlotta-Sidonia Wilhelmina Sophia of the Greenlands. The rightful heir to the throne.
The one who would take back her crown.

Anyways, that was my poetic way of describing what happened in the book. Here’s my shorter and less elegantly put (but more natural) version of my thoughts:
Okay, so I get why someone wouldn’t like this book, but I personally really liked it. This was a very poetically written book of the author’s beliefs such as kindness being strength and the like. As a poet, I thought it was really cool how the author wrote and made her point. It was just so poetic, and the way the author wrote will always leave me in awe. She really is incredibly talented.
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That_Crazy_Fangirl | 22 andre anmeldelser | Jan 31, 2024 |
3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this story, it got my attention right from the start. The world was interesting to learn about. there's some mystery to it because the main character, Serefina, keeps having this weird dream and you don't know why or what exactly it means. The book opens up with her dream about the river witches trying to contact her, so from the start you're not exactly sure what's going to happen and you find out more and more as you go along. I can't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure the book takes place from Serefina's POV, so you find out things as she's figuring them out. The downside to this book is there are a lot of new terms that you're introduced to and while it's helpful that there's a glossary in the back of the book with all the new terms, it's also very annoying to have to stop and look them up all the time. Also, the way their world is described, it doesn't feel like they're mermaids living in the sea. The way their world is described is too similar to our world, one of the mermaids even talked about her after school job working in her parents shop. I wanted it to feel more like they were living in the ocean but it just didn't to me. I still plan on continuing with this series and I can't wait to see what happens next.… (mere)
VanessaMarieBooks | 32 andre anmeldelser | Dec 10, 2023 |



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