September 4, 2013

11 Words to Describe The Kings and Queens of Roam



The Kings and Queens of Roam by Daniel Wallace
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication Date: May 2013
Categories: Fairy Tales, Literary
Source: Touchstone via NetGalley

Description:

Helen and Rachel McCallister, who live in a town called Roam, are as different as sisters can be: Helen, older, bitter, and conniving; Rachel, beautiful, na├»ve—and blind. When their parents die suddenly, Rachel has to rely on Helen for everything, but Helen embraces her role in all the wrong ways, convincing Rachel that the world is a dark and dangerous place she couldn’t possibly survive on her own . . . or so Helen believes, until Rachel makes a surprising choice that turns both their worlds upside down. 

In this new novel, Southern literary master Daniel Wallace returns to the tradition of tall tales and folklore made memorable in his bestselling novel Big Fish. Wildly inventive and beautifully written, The Kings and Queens of Roam is a big-hearted tale of family and the ties that bind.

11 Words Describing The Kings and Queens of Roam:

  1. Whimsical
  2. Enchanting
  3. Beautiful
  4. Mysterious
  5. Eerie
  6. Poignant
  7. Spellbinding
  8. Offbeat
  9. Imaginative
  10. Magical
  11. Lyrical

Pssst...read it. You'll thank me afterwards.

33 comments:

  1. Gosh, those are some of my fave words. #tempted

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    1. Right? This was such a fun read...a bit spooky too!

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  2. I love this new approach, Jen! Tempted too :)

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  3. Ditto what Andi said!! LOL

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  4. I love the 11 words! Looks and sounds fabulous :)

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  5. I loved Big Fish so this sounds good to me!

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    1. You'd definitely like this one then :)

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  6. I love it! Great idea, too!

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  7. Aw, this sounds like a very cute story! It's also fun that it has a folklore feel without being a re-telling of an existing story :)

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  8. I love this approach to reviewing books! The words you've selected certainly make me want to read this one.

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    1. Thanks Melissa :) I thought this would be a fun change

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  9. Lovely way to review this book, Jennifer! And more Wallace in my life is NEVER a bad thing!

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    1. Wallace is something else isn't he? He has such a way with words :)

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  10. SUCK good words! You know whimsy is my kryptonite...

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    1. Ha! This might be my all time favorite typo, hee hee!

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  11. Fun way to do a review! Love it!

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  12. Oooo this is the second really positive review I've seen for this book. Also, am I the last person to not have read or seen Big Fish? Cause that was a movie a few years back, right? Or am I confused? It happens.

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    1. Yup, it was a movie! Ewan McGregor starred...I think? I get confused too ;) Quite easily!

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  13. Alot of lovely words, that would definitely make me want to read this. Great way to review a book! (I will steal your idea oneday when I'm pressed for time :D )

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  14. I didn't even know Big Fish was actually a book. I only know the movie. :p I'm definitely going to read it and I added this one also to my TBR :)

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    1. I was under the same impression. I'd really like to go back and read Big Fish :)

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  15. I have this and that's just the kind of book I was hoping it was!

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    1. Great! I hope you enjoy it Lisa :D

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  16. So glad that you enjoyed this one. I've been wanting to buy the hardcover of this one since reading it way back - it is soooooo lovely to look at but I keep blowing my book buying budget on other ones..whoops!

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