Notice for Review Requests

I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Alison Dare Blog Tour

Welcome to Stop, Drop, and Read! from I Heart Monster! We are on day 4 of the Double Blog Dare Tour!

Alison happened to stop by my room to see what's up. She saw the mountain of my pretty characters against the wall and decided she must top them all as the best character!

I must get to the top!!

Muahaha, I am number one!

If you guys would like a chance to win the Alison Dare Prize Pack from Tundra Books, you can by submitting your own photos of Alison! Please click here for more details! Good luck if you join!


Title: Alison Dare: The Heart of the Maiden & Alison Dare: Little Miss Adventures
Author: J. Torres & J. Bones
Age Group: Youth
# of Pages: 99
My Rating: 3/5

Alison Dare lives an exciting life. Her mother is an archaeologist and her father is a librarian (who is secretly a superhero), where they have the things they do daily affect Alison in great ways. From evil villains to genies, Alison welcomes them all as everyday is an adventure!

I am going to do a review for both volumes because they are quite similar.

Alison Dare has multiple short stories combined together in a volume rather than it being a continuous series. This makes it easier for the readers because you don't have to go out and read other volumes in order to finish the story. However, while reading I did find myself confused at some parts. Since it combines a sort of magical theme to it, it does go all over the place and are not clearly explained.

There aren't many enticing elements that would grab an older audience's attention asides the targeted readers. Alison Dare is readable, but is one that could easily be forgotten. The stories do fly by quick and that doesn't give the plot a chance to fully develop. However I do like the art because it is suited very well in terms of it being a children's read. The style is very simple and easy to look at.

I would recommend this series for young readers who would like to try out some comics.


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Anonymous said...

Thanks for being part of the blog tour!


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