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Fiona Thorn and the Carapacem Spell by [Barton, Jen]
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Length: 208 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 9 - 18 Grade Level: 3 - 9

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About the Author

Jen Barton was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1971 and spent much of her life on the East Coast. In 2008, at age 36, she and her family moved to California. With two cars, she and her husband moved two dogs, two guinea pigs, a cornsnake and their 10-year old daughter across the country. She counts the five day road trip, including a near escape by both dogs on Day 3, as one of her best experiences to date. In 2009, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from Millersville University, Barton realized her childhood dream to become a writer. One van full of bored kids, one long day of travel, and Fiona Thorn was born. She’s been writing ever since. When not taxiing her teenage daughter hither and yon, Barton loves reading (especially fantasy by George R. R. Martin), cooking (anything with pasta is a hit), and writing (magical worlds with obstinate teen girls is always a favorite).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 518 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Flickerfawn; 1 edition (3 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0095ZITN6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #781,507 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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We have fairies and a talking horse and bickering princesses and a heroine who likes to blow things up. But this is not a larky la-la sort of fairy tale. Our heroine, Fiona, has a dark side, a troubled back story, and a wild and impatient streak that more often than not leads her into trouble. Her talking horse is the wisest and most mature character in the book. And the bad guys are a lot more scary than they are cutesy.

The upshot for me was that this turned out to be a bit of a surprise, and had a lot more depth, entertainment value, structure and interest than I expected. The characters, plot, and writing style felt very middle grade, (rather than YA), but I mean that in a good way. This book has some oomph, is packed with interesting and well-crafted characters, and includes scenes of real suspense. There is a tiny touch of romance, some broad humor, a bit of witty coomentary from the aforementioned horse, and sometimes a melancholy tone, all of which elevates the book well beyond the usual predictable quest fantasy.

So, if you're looking for a fantasy adventure with a strong and appealing heroine and a solid well-crafted feel, this could be a nice find. (Please note that I found this book a while ago while browsing Amazon Kindle freebies. It is currently a kindleunlimited choice. I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
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Format: Paperback
I found this book purely by accident. I followed the author on Twitter and checked out her site. The description of the book caught my interest. I checked it out, bought it, then couldn't stop reading it until I'd consumed the very last page.

Ms Barton has created a world where fairies and humans live side by side, although not all humans are happy about it. The world and those who inhabit it are unique and very easy to visualise.

This is a children's book but it is very dark and, as such totally appeals to the darkness in me. It is definitely more Brothers Grimm than Disney and i love it for that.

the book is extremely easy to read and totally enthralling. It draws you in from the first word and drags you along on a whole series of adventures that, by the end has Fiona all but dead after failing to pay the price for trying to save her best friend from a terrible conspiracy.

The descriptions of everything from characters, to the settings, to the horrendous attack by the wild cat and Fiona's decline almost to the point of death are clear, detailed, engaging and vivid. I don't think I'm giving anything away in saying 'almost' because with a sequel in the offing (thank the gods)it's pretty much a certainty Fiona survived.

All in all this book is a stunning dark fairytale and well worth a read. It's the best teen book I've read in a long time and, for me, is right up there with Percy Jackson and the likes.
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I absolutely loved it no doubts. I loved the way they didn't forget about wrinkles death like other books would. I would have to recommend the best book ever to my best friends Becky and Sarah
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