Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.
There were many things I liked about this book, from the readability to the characters. However, the combination of the fairy tales and real life events didn’t work so well for me, especially the quiz show subplot which seemed plopped down in the middle without enough connection either thematically or character-wise. I also largely agree with the points that Mark Flowers makes here. However, I know there are several fans for this one, so I’ll be really interested in the discussions for this title.