Book Review: There Are No Dragons In This Book by Donna Lambo-Weidner

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There Are No Dragons In This Book by Donna Lambo-Weidner is a children's book where kids look to make sure there are no dragons in the book.  The expected publication date is March 5, 2024.  I'd like to thank NetGalley for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of this book. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed in this picture book.  I didn't care for the story, and it's not something I would likely read to a child.  I also didn't like that the story actually did have dragons in it only because I feel like a child might be upset that they were mislead.  However, I'm not the target audience, so kids may love it. On a positive note, I did enjoy the colorful illustrations.  It definitely gives the reader a lot to look at.  Three out of five stars is what I gave There Are No Dragons In This Book by Donna Lambo-Weidner. Follow Us On Social Media

Book Review: Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5) by Stephenie Meyer

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Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5) by Stephenie Meyer tells Edward Cullen's side of the story of when he and Isabella "Bella" Swan meet. The tale is so much darker when told from Edward's perspective and gives the reader more insight into the original story of Twilight (Twilight, #1). Hang on to your seats Twihards because you're in for the ride of your life!

Who else was ecstatic when they heard that Stephenie Meyer had actually completed writing Midnight Sun and was actually publishing it last year? The news made my 2020 a little bit brighter among the pandemic. And, how apropos was it that Edward's version of the story was released at this time when his backstory directly correlates to what is going on in the world today. If you haven't read the first or second installment of the series Twilight (Twilight, #1) and New Moon (Twilight, #2), or seen the movies, then I want to forewarn you that there are a couple of spoilers below.

As excited as I was about this book being published and released, I had a hard time getting into the storyline. It took me several chapters before I became invested into Edward's version of events. By the time I got to where Edward takes Bella to meet his family the first time, I couldn't read fast enough. And, when I got to the meeting of the Cullens, James, Laurent, and Victoria, I was just beside myself because I kept getting interrupted. I kept telling my family to stop bothering me until I finished Midnight Sun. I just couldn't get enough of this book and the story.

I would love to see Edward's perspective of New Moon (Twilight, #2) since Edward is missing for a good chunk of the book. And, I desperately want to know what he and the rest of the Cullens were doing when they left Forks. One can only hope that Stephenie Meyer writes this story.

All in all, I gave Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5) four out of five stars because I did struggle with the story in the beginning. If you liked Midnight Sun, I recommend A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness.

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