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The One and Only Ivan
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Leprechaun in Late Winter
Ella Enchanted
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Plain Murder
Gone-Away Lake
Circling the Sun
Maggie and Max
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
The Night Sister
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Bedknob and Broomstick
Mister Monday
Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Birchbark House
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Monday, February 28, 2011

Book Review: Mieradome by Kate O'Hegarty


Synopsis (from Goodreads):  Mieradome pulls the reader into a unique fantasy world of faeries and technology, a different take on the Alice in Wonderland concept. The story revolves around a young girl named Amavia who believes she is a human girl, but slowly comes to find she is a faery in the world of Mieradome. Slowly who Amavia was began to unravel to show the truth; the truth that she just may be the evil they need to destroy. This is the first novel in a series, and gives a glimpse of what is to come for the main character Amavia. Fans of the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials will definitely enjoy this adventure.

My Thoughts:  This book started out a little slow for me.  It was slightly confusing but I kept with it and despite the fact that it was not an easy or fast read, it was pretty good...especially if you like books about fairies!

Amavia has grown up thinking she is a normal human.  Then she starts having dreams and ends up back in Mieradome (a Fairyland), dragging her two siblings with her.  There Amavia must save Mieradome by recovering "The Light" and along the way she meets dragons and fairies and other strange and mystical beings.  As they travel through this strange world, Amavia and her siblings grow and change. 

My favorite character was Caiden (maybe because this is also my son's name)!  However, I was torn between him and Garin when it comes to the romance.  Caiden was just made to be adorable and immediately steal your heart.

I thought some of the scenes were confusing.  Some of them (like the fight) ended too quickly and were completely unrealistic and sometimes I thought the story dragged on a little long.  The world of Mieradome was very detailed and I could imagine it easily, which was fun.  I liked the variety of mythical beings in the story as well. 

If you like fantasies, you should try reading this book.  It's not the easiest read but I certainly think it is worth the effort in the end!

**Stay tuned for an interview with the author, Kate O'Hegarty!**

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