March 4, 2012

Rewind & Review: March 2012

Rewind & Review is a great monthly feature started by Ginger of GReads! and Lisa of Lisa is Busy Nerding. Each month, participants will set aside some "older" titles to read and review on their blogs. This feature is the perfect opportunity to get around to reading that title you've been eyeing for years or that book that's been in your TBR for what feels like forever. For more information, you can visit this post.

After a successful run of Rewind & Review in February (with Firelight clocking in as one of the last reads of the month!), I'm pretty excited to do it again for March! As with last month, I'll be reading two books for the challenge.

Title: Dreamland
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: May 1, 2004 (first edition published in September 2000)
Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He's magnetic. He's compelling. He's dangerous. Being with him makes Caitlin forget about everything else - her missing sister, her withdrawn mother, her lackluster life. But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?

Title: Nobody's Princess
Series: Nobody's Princess #1
Author: Esther Friesner
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: April 24, 2007

She is beautiful, she is a princess, and Aphrodite is her favorite goddess, but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for more out of life. Unlike her prissy sister, Clytemnestra, she takes no pleasure in weaving and embroidery. And despite what her mother says, she's not even close to being interesting in getting married. Instead, she wants to do combat training with her older brothers, go on heroic adventures, and be free to do what she wants and find out who she is.

Not one to count on the gods - or her looks - to take care of her, Helen sets out to get what she wants with determination and an attitude. And while it's the attitude that makes Helen a few enemies (such as the self-proclaimed "son of Poseidon," Theseus), it's also what intrigues, charms, and amuses those who become her friends, from the huntress Atalanta to the young priestess who is the Oracle of Delphi.


  1. Oh, Dreamland! Excellent choice. It's difficult to read because of the subject matter, but it's very well done. I look forward to reading your thoughts!

  2. Nobody's Princess looks awesome! I love the dagger :) And I'm also interested in stories with the ancient Greek gods and goddesses. I hope you get a chance to read it so that we can hear all about it!

  3. It's been awhile since I've read a Sarah Dessen book & I just saw Dreamland in the bookstore so maybe once I get through this current pile of books, I'll borrow it from the library. Hope you are having a great weekend! xo

  4. YAY for Rewind and Review! Both of those are sitting in my TBR as we speak. Perhaps they will see the light of day this year! Ha!

  5. I'm embarrased that I've never read a Dessen book since she lives in my state (sad). But the other book looks amazing. Great choices, Alexa!

  6. I'm totally participating in this because of you! I love the idea! I've been needing a good excuse to go back and read some of the forgotten ones. I've never read a Sarah Dessen book, but this one sounds good! And HELLO! Thank you for introducing me to another mythology book! I am SO putting this on my list!

  7. You MUST read a Sarah Dessen book. Though not all of them are favorites, she has written some pretty wonderful ones!

  8. I hope you get the opportunity to read a Dessen book. I'm definitely up to recommending my favorites if you want to start!

  9. You and Ginger came up with the best idea ever with Rewind and Review. And I hope they see the light of day too ;)

  10. I love Sarah Dessen. I hope you get to read it!

  11. I love stories with Greek mythology. It's always something that will instantly attract me to a book!


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