Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Once Upon a Time III Wrap Up Post


This challenge ended on the 20th June, 2009. I was partially successful with it, completing the books component, but not getting A Midsummer Night's Dream watched. I've been unwell since the 20th April or thereabouts and that impacted on my participation in the challenge. All the same, I'm glad I joined in and I'll be signing up again next year.

My Once Upon a Time III reading list (sadly no reviews as I haven’t been feeling up to writing them lately):

  1. The Ordinary Princess - M. M. Kaye
  2. Alphabet of Thorn - Patricia A. McKillip
  3. The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan
  4. The Night Bird - Catherine Asaro
  5. Silver on the Tree - Susan Cooper

    Book component completed: 22nd April 2009

  6. Giants of the Frost - Kim Wilkins
  7. The Initiate - Louise Cooper

I didn’t manage to write any reviews, but I enjoyed the books.

I just loved my reread of The Ordinary Princess, which is actually a junior book, but it is such a lovely tale and it was a delight to visit with Amy and Perry again.

Alphabet of Thorn was another excellent McKillip book that I happily recommend.

I was disappointed with The Forest of Hands and Teeth and Giants of the Frost, neither turning out to be quite the book I was expecting. I was frustrated by the main character in Forest and the action in Giants was split into two locations each with a very different tone and voice – one I liked and the other frankly bored me silly.

Of the other books, two (Silver on the Tree and The Initiate) were very enjoyable rereads and I pretty much always enjoy the adventure in an Asaro title, as I did with The Night Bird.


orannia said...

Congrats! OK, do you didn't watch A Midsummer Night's Dream, but you read the book component, which IMO is the majority component :)

And I love An Ordinary Princess too! It's such a lovely story :)

Susan said...

HI Kerry - I still haven't done my post yet about this challenge! Ill health has struck our household also. I didn't get A Midsummer Night's Dream read either, and I am very disappointed to have missed it this year - I did read it last year, on Midsummer's Eve!

I enjoyed your little reviews, and I really must get a copy of An Ordinary Princess! you're the second reviewer who's really liked it. I think my daughter will enjoy it. I really like Alphabet of Thorns also.

I hope you're feeling better soon!