Saturday, May 28, 2011

Once Upon a Time: The World Above

When I'm browsing at the library and just want something fun and light to read, I know I can always count on the "Once Upon a Time" series.

They're teen lit, and definitely not the deepest teen lit I've ever seen, but they do tend to run a notch above the average. They present unique (but not crazy) twists on traditional fairy tales and are quite clean and appropriate for their intended audience. They are even fun for the adult fairy tale fan (like myself) to pick up for light reading.

I just finished "The World Above" which is a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. I will admit I went into the book skeptical, but came out of it delighted. Let's just say it's a new twist that works well. The girl on the cover? No, that's not Jack. That's his much more practical twin sister. And that beanstalk was far from random...

Not to mention the story features one of my favorite mythical characters as the leading man... who? You'll just have to read it to find out!

4 comments:

Shaylynn said...

Ooooh, sounds like another book to add to my library list!

♫ Kathleen ♫ said...

It sounds like a good book. And the girl on the cover reminds me of a girl that I know.

Mary said...

I will have to look it up! Good teen lit is tough to find.... AND it's NOT about vampires! :P

Elaine J. Dalton said...

I came across this book at Goodreads awhile back so its on my reading list; now I just have to acquire it. ;)

@Mary: I heartily agree! All those books about vampires are so not my thing either. ;)