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As expected, Gaiman takes you on a fantasy ride; the queen and her dwarfs set out to help the princess in the nearby kingdom. A Sleeping-Beauty readalike indeed with Gaiman's twist of the tale. Incredible illustrations, fantastic story! Check out more of Gaiman's fantasy at http://neilgaiman.com/works/Books/
Grace is in a conundrum, she has to find out who murdered her mother and make that killer pay! She has come home to live with her grandfather who is a US ambassador in Adria, Italy on Embassy Row. There she makes new friends and connects with old friends in her search for the one who she believes is her mother's murderer. Grace has to convince her grandfather and his associates that this is in fact, true; her mother was murdered. A fast paced mystery with many twist and turns that keep the pages turning.
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Nightfall by Jake Halpern
What would you do if you were trapped on an island with no way off and no one is coming for you, even though they know you're there? It is the question that three 14 year old's face when they find themselves accidentally left behind when their town migrates away from the 14-year-long season of Night that is approaching their island. The novel is literally set in a world of a dark tale and with aid from a mysterious voice, the three must find a way off the island before the "new inhabitants" find them. The book contains a great deal of fantasy elements.