Monday, March 15, 2010

Once Upon A Time IV

Joy! Oh So Much Joy! It is time for one of my FAVORITE FAVORITE challenges. Carl has announced the Once Upon A Time Challenge! It will be from March 21rst to June 20th. The goal is to read fantasy, folklore, mythology, and fairy tales. The REVIEW SITE.

I'll be signing up for Quest The First. To read five books from any of the four categories. I may decide to watch/read A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare in June. If I do, I will upgrade to Quest the Third. (I think I have a tendency of not committing to it, yet I always make time for it in the end!)

1. Falling In. Frances O'Roark Dowell.
2. The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge
3. The Runaway Dragon by Kate Coombs
4. The Thirteenth Princess. Diane Zahler.
5. The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz.
6. Bleeding Violet. Dia Reeves.
7. Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George
8. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner.
9. The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
10. The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner.
11. The Princess and the Bear. Mette Ivie Harrison
12. Any Which Wall. Laurel Snyder.
13. Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse. Marilyn Singer.
14. Olympians: Zeus: King of the Gods. George O'Connor.
15. Olympians: Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess. George O'Connor
16. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
17. The Wager by Donna Jo Napoli
18. A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
19. The Phoenix and the Carpet. E. Nesbit.
20. Sisters Red. Jackson Pearce.

The POOL of books:

Dreamdark: Blackbringer by Laini Taylor. 2007. Penguin. 448 pages.

Dreamdark: Silksinger by Laini Taylor. 2009. Penguin. 464 pages.

Spartan Quest: Legacy of Blood by Michael Ford. 2009. HarperCollins. 304 pages.

Sphinx's Princess by Esther Friesner. 2009. Random House. 384 pages.

Lyonesse: The Well Between Worlds by Sam Llewellyn. 2009. Scholastic. 352 pages.

The Runaway Dragon. Kate Coombs. 2009. FSG. 304 pages.

The Thirteenth Princess. Diane Zahler. 2010. HarperCollins. 245 pages.

Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr. 2010. HarperCollins. 352 pages.

The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz. 2010. Candlewick Press. 128 pages.

Princess of Glass. Jessica Day George. 2010. Bloomsbury. 272 pages.

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. 2010. Candlewick Press. 416 pages.

Olympians: Zeus: King of the Gods. George O'Connor. First Second. (Graphic Novel) 80 pages.

Tender Morsels. Margo Lanagan. 2008. Random House. 448 pages.

Ice. Sarah Beth Durst. 2009. Simon & Schuster. 320 pages.

Fire. Kristin Cashore. 2009. Penguin. 480 pages.

The Princess and the Bear. Mette Ivie Harrison. 2009. 336 pages.

Straw into Gold. Gary D. Schmidt. 2001 (Paperback reprint 2009). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 176 pages.

The Bone Magician by F. E. Higgins. 2008. Feiwel and Friends. 288 pages.

Princess Ben. Catherine Gilbert Murdock. 2008. Houghton Mifflin. 352 pages.

A Curse Dark as Gold. Elizabeth C. Bunce. 2008. Scholastic. 395 pages.

Thirteenth Child. Patricia C. Wrede. 2009. Scholastic. 352 pages.

Here Lies Arthur. Philip Reeve. 2008. Scholastic. 352 pages.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


NatalieSap said...

So many great books on your list - from the ones I've read, I enjoyed A Curse Dark As Gold the most. I have Runaway Dragon checked out right now, and I'm excited for Princess of Glass. I think I may join this challenge as well! Thanks for the info. :)

soleil said...

Melissa Marr is coming out with another Wicked Lovely book?! Awesome!!

Margaret @ JustOneMoreChapter said...

Hi, great list of books. I just finished ICE and absolutely loved it.

Serena said...

Have fun with the challenge...looks like you got some great books.

Carl V. Anderson said...

Wow, great pool! I'm seeing Tender Morsels everywhere and it looks so good, pardon the pun.

Chelle said...

Great list! I'm hoping to read Silksinger and/or Tender Morsels, too!

Kailana said...

Yeah, I want to read so many of those books... I read Princess Ben, though, and I liked it!

DesLily said...

the Dreamdark books have been on my wishlest for some time now..

The Princess of Glass sounds good too!...

I've read Fire and if you liked Graceling you will like this one too.

most interested in your review of the Bone Magician.. I tentatively put it on the wish list ! lol

I read the thirteenth child some time ago.. it was good but I liked her other books better.

love the cover for Here Lies Arthur!
geez Becky! must you ALWAYS add to my wish list?? lol

Melissa said...

Lots of really great books, but I could swear you've already read half of them? (Or maybe I just assumed you have because I have and I always assume you beat me to the punch??)

I love this time of year! :-D

Jodie Robson said...

I haven't read any of these - there are some really nice covers! I'm looking forward to your reviews, but I think it's going to be really bad for my wish list!