returning to land

Part of Your World – Liz Braswell

Disney, The Little Mermaid, witches, mermaids, retelling, mystery, young adult, fiction.

Rating 9.5/10

Five years gone since Ariel lost against Ursula. Both her voice and her father, King Triton, are in possession of Ursula due to the contact that Ariel had signed that allowed her three days to be on land but the catch was for that Prince Eric would have to kiss her before the sun sets on the third day and the payment for Ursula’s service was Ariel’s voice. When Ariel returned to the Sea, expecting to be punished, her sisters allowed her to be Queen of the Ocean. Her trusty sidekicks and confidants, Sebastian and Flounder, help Ariel speak to the people of Atlantica. When Ariel receives some news of a bird wanting to speak to Ariel, she investigates this. She finds out that after all this time, her father is in fact alive after all. Ariel must use whatever materials she has to try to save him and get her voice back.

I had put a hold on this book as well as the few others of these twisted tales because I wanted to see how this author really can use these Disney stories and add the twists to them. My thoughts on this book is that I felt that the author did a good job with this one as well as the other two I’ve read so far. I can’t wait to possible find more by this author or just the twisted tale series. I loved this book and this one is my second favorite. The first being Straight On Till Morning. The Little Mermaid was one of my favorite Disney stories and reading this twisted tale was enlightening and gave me thoughts about how if it went that way, would there be more movies, or a television stemmed from this concept? Either way I appreciate and love this novel a lot.

Isolation can drive you MAD

Under the Dome: Part 1 – Stephen King

Horror, Fiction.

Rating 8/10

A quiet and quaint town of Chester Mill, Maine, has the inhabitants are going about their day as usual. One day, suddenly a boundary forms that is proven destructive if anyone encounters such thing and no one can see until its too late. The town goes into full panic and chaos. Only one person has a connection to the outside world as well as a lifeline that keeps the town partially sane. For the time being.

This Stephen King novel is very tame for what the subject of horror. I enjoyed the slow build up as King always had mastered with other works that are large. I love Stephen King and I personally think he is the King of Horror fiction. I do recommend this novel as one of the starters for reading his works because King’s works are not for the faint of heart.