From the Library is my (formerly Friday, now) Saturday listing of what I checked out from the library this week. It was a small haul but after last week, that is good since I have a lot to read.
Wild Orchid: A Retelling of "The Battle of Mulan" - Cameron Dokey (When I went looking for fractured fairy tales as part of my fairy tale kick, I discovered Cameron Dokey who writes a lot of those. I had no idea that Mulan was an actual fairy tale so I'm excited to read this one.)
But Mulan never expects to find a friend, let alone a soul mate, in the commander of her division, Prince Jian. For all of Mulan's courage with a bow and arrow, is she brave enough to share her true identity and feelings with Prince Jian?
Story Time - Edward Bloor (Recently I read a negative review of Story Time so I feel like going back and re-reading it just to check. I liked it but it's been a long time since I read it.)
When eighth grader Kate and her Uncle George (who is two years younger than her) receive letters inviting them to attend the Whittaker Magnet School, home of nasty protein shakes and the freakish "Test-Based Curriculum," their reactions are mixed. George, somewhat of a genius, is pleased, while Kate is horrified. Still, as a search on-line reveals, their house is suddenly in the Whittaker school district, so off they go. It's not long, before they discover something very strange is afoot at their new school. For one thing, the Whittaker-Austin family has rather alarming delusions of grandeur. For another, it seems a number of people have died at the school under mysterious circumstances. Then there's the librarian called Pogo, who speaks only in Mother Goose rhymes. With the President of the United States on his way for a tour of the school, the Whittaker-Austins want to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible--meaning no dead bodies in the soft drink cooler, no shenanigans from the mushroom-pale zombie students, and definitely no unscheduled visits from the resident demon.
Blue Moon - Alyson Noel (sequel to Evermore)