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Book Recommendations

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, by Gregory Maguire.
This book is a new and original take on the classic story Cinderella. It is set in 17th Century Holland and revolves around a frightfully plain girl named Iris. After her father is killed in England they journey to Holland to live with their Grandfather. When they arrive there they realize that he and his wife have passed away years before.

Their family, Iris, her simple sister Ruth and her fierce mother Margerethe are taken in by an artist who wishes to paint Iris. Soon their paths cross with the beautiful Clara, a rich young girl who believes herself a changeling. Clara is a spoiled girl, who fears the outside world and refuses to stray from home.

This inspiring story shows us the true difference between beauty and ugliness, charity and cruelty, and what is perceived versus what is real. This novel is recommended for people age 14+, but if you’re younger than that and want to read it, do so. You won’t regret it.

To learn more about Gregory Maguire’s novel go here.

Chronicles of Amber, by Roger Zelazny
This is a book about nine princes and four princesses of Amber, fighting for the throne. King Oberon is missing and the rumor about his demission is frightening. Corwin is Oberon’s son who suffered horrible,mystery car accident. He wakes up in Shadow Earth,amazing copy of Amber,without memories on his family,throne and powers he possess. He leaves the hospital where he was held after the accident and finds sister,his own guardian,which tried to keep him away from home.

Someone wanted him dead and she knew it. Corwin uses her to get information he needed and finds some way back to Amber.On that journey he needs to bring around his memory and find out more magic all royal inhabitants of Amber had. He meets his brother,gets his memory back and lead on the army to stop his brother’s coronation.

Dynamic battles, deaths and disappearance bring him back on Shadow Earth, face him with mysterious creatures and rejoin him with his old companions.

At the end the princes and princesses need to put their fighting on the side and join straight in a last battle for Amber’s salvation! To learn more about the Chronicles of Amber, go here.

Magic by the Lake, by Edward Eager
When Jane, Mark, Katharine and Martha wished for magic by the lake, they didn’t expect it to be such a very big lake. But, now they are stuck with it, a lakeful of wishes that don’t always turn out quite the way that they hoped. Mermaids, pirates, dances and cranky old turtles make a trip to the cottage a little more fun, and a little more work, than expected.

To read more about Magic by the Lake click here.

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  1. Umm…just so you know, I’m a girl…

  2. The “You wann be a crimminal mastermind” was AWESOME! Except I think cash instead of presents is kinda unlikely and crimminal masterminds probably get coal instead of presents. Keep it up!

  3. Sorry about that! I’ll fix it.

  4. Fixed. XD

    Ah, and yeah, great point about the coal. Thanks. 🙂 The guide assumes that you’re still on Santa’s “nice” list, though.

  5. I’m sorry I didn’t get the advice out on time…..

  6. Great issue guys!!!As always!!!!Articles are great and everything looks very nice!!!Congrats to all winners and you Star Jinin!!

  7. Meo!  Feandril!  Holly314!Great Job!Also congrats to Star and K_K and Forsaken.

  8. [Statement]: Artificial intelligence – not amused. Putting brackets is not about being cool. It’s about being productive. It’s about expressing your emotions clearly. Something we cyborgs are far better in than you humans. Or at least would be if we HAD emotions… but we don’t……[Confused Query]: What was this about anyway? [Reseting. Success.][Humanizing. Success.(WOW!)]Umm… yay for me… Newbie? >.>Sure makes MY day… :p [Ending. Success.(Two in a ROW!? Who would have thought)

  9. this is my first post on this I’m new lol

  10. Feandril, what are with these things: []?

  11. I have a science project due tomorrow

  12. HELLO welcome Nokomis
    congratulation all winners and StarJinin

  13. Hello Nokomis!So did you like 5th issue guys?!Is there something you would like to change?!

  14. Iloved the “So You Wanna Be a Criminal Mastermind?” and “Opal’s View on TTP” They were both awesome!!! And congrats to Star Jinin! Yay you! 😀

  15. Hey guys! Congrats Meo! Yer awesome… really awesome…totally awesome! Hey congrats to everybody else too [statement] Hey Feandril! I knew you’d get noticed for your…unique style.

  16. [Statement]: Of course I would. My style and the fact that I am very cool. In fact, too cool… :Plol…

  17. Ty guys well I wonder what the new book by him is like anyone read it?

  18. I can’t read “The Haven Harold” Where is it? I can’t locate it on the site! 😕

  19. Oh! never mind… I feel stupid now.

  20. I got member of the month? Yay! *does happy dance* Thank you so much! 😀 😀 😀

  21. Congrats guys especially Meo and Feandril, well done :D.

  22. CONGRATS TO EVERYOE WHO HAS WON!!!! You definetly deserved it!!!!!

    Does anybody know if I have won anything in this competition ???????????? Cuz I have only read The Fourth and Fifth Haven Heralds. I can’t find the other ones, or else i would read them.

  23. Hmm, you may want to check out all the past Haven Heralds. Here’s everything from the very beginning, for everyone’s benefit:

    The Haven Herald Issue#1
    The Haven Herald Issue#2
    The Haven Herald Issue#3
    The Haven Herald Issue#4 


  24. hi!!
    i’m new here, i love the haven herald
    specialy the part of “so you wanna be a criminal mastermind?” ’cause actually i do… XD
    when i was little i wanted to plan a bank robbery haha. the problem: i don’t have that much money(and i don’t think santa claus will provide enough :P)and i don’t think can put a paper outside my door asking for minions (i don’t want them to start thinking i’ve gone crazy or someting hehe)…

  25. Хм… спорно, поспорил бы с автором…

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