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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood

Title: Why I Let My Hair Grow Out
Author: Maryrose Wood
Age Group: Teens
# of Pages: 218
My Rating: 5/5

Out of like, six different books I'm reading and this as the latest, I've finished this one before all. (Probably because I won the sequel, How I Found the Perfect Dress to it at In Bed With Books so I wanted to read the beginning before starting it. Also reason why it took me so long to update because I was going from book to book).

Sixteen years old Morgan was happy with her intelligent and picky boyfriend, Raph. Was. Until he dumped her because she is not his type. Ouch. So to rid of her anger? She chomps of all of her hair, leaving a fuzz on her head. Her parents are absolutely horrified. Her punishment? She gets sent to Ireland for a bike tour so she can experience new things.

Being sent to another country people would find fun, but not for dear Morgan Rawlinson. She is hating everything. Well, except for a cutie who is four years older than her by the name of Colin who is into the technical age and has an adorable accent. All couldn't be better until one night she fell off her bike and hit her head on an area that is called faery mound.

She wakes up to find 1) Her hair has grown back 2) She is in a long princessy dress which is not what she wore earlier and 3) A horse is talking to her. Oh and his hunky warrior companion that looks awfully like Colin except the olden version. 4) And she is no longer in modern Ireland. Instead, she is stuck somewhere at a time period that could have been hundred of years ago!

Later, she finds out that she is half-goddess, Morganne, with a mortal father (who died long long ago) and a faery goddess mother in the other dimension. Pretty whacked when the last time she saw, her parents were perfectly normal. Scratch that, abnormal as a family but normal enough to know that they don't have any sort of super power.

She is brought to the other dimension because... she has to break off enchantments from the olden folks that were caused by her people (a.k.a. the faery folk)?? Given three riddles that are tasks have to be complete in order to lift the spells, how in the world will Morgan figure them out??

I have to say this is on fabulous read. It has a mix of fantasy and reality, which I love both type of genre but extremely rare to find. Especially for teen novels that I will like right away after I pick it up. Morgan is such a fun and loving character with a quirky attitude. You should see how excited I get once in awhile at some parts! Definitely recommend it!

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keri mikulski :) said...

Great review. :) Sounds interesting. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks to you, I have now put this on my wishlist. (The sequel, too.)