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Jessica Day George

Forfatter af Tuesdays at the Castle

22 Værker 9,797 Medlemmer 571 Anmeldelser 16 Favorited
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Jessica Day George, born October 11, 1976, is an award winning author. She received a BA in Humanities/Comparative Literature from Brigham Young University. George received the 2007 Whitney Award for Best Book by a New Author for Dragon Slippers. She is the author of the Princess series, the Dragon vis mere Slipper series, and the Castle Glower series, as well as the stand-alone book Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Jessica Day George

Tuesdays at the Castle (2011) 1,664 eksemplarer, 171 anmeldelser
Princess of the Midnight Ball (2009) 1,443 eksemplarer, 87 anmeldelser
Dragon Slippers (2007) 1,438 eksemplarer, 59 anmeldelser
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow (2008) 913 eksemplarer, 66 anmeldelser
Princess of Glass (2010) 714 eksemplarer, 38 anmeldelser
Dragon Flight (2008) 625 eksemplarer, 22 anmeldelser
Wednesdays in the Tower (2013) 572 eksemplarer, 24 anmeldelser
Princess of the Silver Woods (2012) 510 eksemplarer, 26 anmeldelser
Dragon Spear (2009) 496 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Thursdays with the Crown (2014) 380 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Silver in the Blood (2015) 342 eksemplarer, 28 anmeldelser
Fridays with the Wizards (2016) 254 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Saturdays at Sea (2017) 204 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
The Rose Legacy (2018) 125 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
The Queen's Secret (2019) 38 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Rider's Reign (Rose Legacy) (2020) 18 eksemplarer
Holidays at the Castle 13 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Happily Ever After Collection (6-in-1) (2017) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Dragon Slippers Box Set (2010) 9 eksemplarer
Tuesdays at the Castle Series (2018) — Forfatter — 7 eksemplarer
I rosens krets (2020) 1 eksemplar

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Book Discussion: Dragon Slippers i Hogwarts Express (marts 2010)

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My kids and I were completely sucked into the story on a recent road trip. The castle randomly adds or takes away rooms when it wants. The siblings are creative and supportive of each other. Even though they are defending themselves against a siege and someone trying to steal the crown, it never gets too scary. A wonderful adventure story!
 
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bookworm12 | 170 andre anmeldelser | Jun 11, 2024 |
I may come back to this, but I'm over halfway and other than a train ride, nothing has happened. That on top of a completely weird, seemingly out of character lack of sympathy shown at extreme bodily harm just turned me off.
 
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jazzbird61 | 27 andre anmeldelser | Feb 29, 2024 |
The plot and characters of this one are fun, but what really makes the book stand out for me is the magically sentient castle that can rebuild itself. Princess Celie and the castle team up to protect her kingdom and her family.
 
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sloth852 | 170 andre anmeldelser | Jan 2, 2024 |
Prelim review: I liked this unique twist on Cinderella. Unlike 'Princess of the Midnight Ball', which was a fairly straight forward retelling of 'The 12 Dancing Princesses', this book took the Cinderella fairy tale and gave it a more disturbing and dark appeal. What if the godmother wasn't so benevolent? What if Cinderella was just a pawn in a larger scheme?

I also enjoyed that Poppy wasn't the center of the story. Not exactly at least. She wasn't the substitute for Cinderella, she was the means by which Cinderella found her freedom and happiness however.

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In Midnight Ball, we got a recounting of 12 Dancing Princesses, which is one of my favorite fairy tales. Its so underused too in my opinion. I'd be over the moon if Disney did a variation of that. Back to point. The novel was pretty straight forward as far as integrating the fairy tale with the novel. In Glass however, we get a variation on Cinderella and George takes us away from the standard retelling and into a whole new category.

What if Cinderella wasn't quite the victim of circumstances as she was a victim of her own pride? What if the godmother wasn't as kindly or benevolent as she appeared? What if the Prince was in love with another girl?

At first I honestly believed I had misunderstood the synopsis. The novel spends a lot of time setting up the characters in their lives before Eleanora (aka 'Ellen' aka 'Ella') meets her 'godmother'. We see Poppy dealing with the fall out from defeating the King Under Stone three years previously (she has PTSD, though its never labeled as such). We see Christian coming to Breton to find a wife and helping cement friendly ties between the kingdoms again. We see Eleanora fail at being a maid.

The different storylines the book follows at times connected only superficially at first, but fate conspired to bring them all together and that's when things got more interesting. I'm not sure what to make of Poppy's nightmares about the Kingdom Under Stone. I think they were more than just nightmares, but that's just a guess on my part.

Since Poppy was moved to a different Kingdom, away from her sisters who also scattered across the lands, we didn't see much of them. Poppy mentions Rose and Daisy quite often, and refers to Galen and wishing he was around to help out, but its not til the end of the novel that anyone shows up. Poppy remarks at one point its the longest time she's been away from her twin (Daisy) or any of her sisters. She could have easily just become a watering pot or melodramatic, but Poppy did what she does best--she adapted.

Its obvious that the Kingdom Under Stone isn't through with Poppy and her sisters, but I wonder how much of what happened in Breton was coincidence and how much of it was fate. One of Poppy's nightmares would suggest it was less coincidence then ought to be, but then does that mean all of her sisters are facing or will face similar situations? In some variations of the 12 Dancing Princesses, the youngest daughter is the one who marries the soldier/guard who saves them, so I wonder if George is working towards the youngest daughter's story of defeating the Kingdom Under Stone completely?
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lexilewords | 37 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |

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Værker
22
Medlemmer
9,797
Popularitet
#2,437
Vurdering
3.9
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ISBN
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