Title: Beck and the Great Berry Battle
Characters: Beck, Fawn, Latia, Rosetta, Tink, Terra, Midge, Finn, Cora, Silvermist, Terence, and various animals.
Rating: Two and a half stars
Synopsis: Beck is one of the best animal talent fairies in Pixie Hollow. There's nothing she likes more then speaking bird or mole with the animals. Then one day her funny little hummingbird friend, Twitter, tells her that war has broken out between the chipmunks and the hummingbirds. She thinks he's exaggerating-he's always worried about somthing. But soon the Blackberries start flying. Fairies are getting caught in the crossfire. It's up to get to the bottom of things. Only she can bring peace to Pixie Hollow.
Opinon- Remember when I said the first four books were the best? Yeah apparently I forget how bleh this one is.
I like Beck alright, I love her in the orignal novel, but this one was just.....meh. Predictable begginning predictable middle predictable end. Blah, blah, blah. It was nice to see Rosetta, Fawn and Sil though. This was the first time we'd ever seen any of them. Fawn played a lightly bigger role then the others.
Pros: Animals talents are extremly explored in this book
The movie girls debut
Not as touching as the first two
A little silly in my opinion
Worth it: meh....if you like animal talents and Beck you'll like this book alright. and for five dollars its pretty worth it.
Title: Lily's Pesky Plant
Characters: Lily, Iris, Rosetta, Rani, Vidia, Tink, Dulcie, Beck, Fawn, Terence, Pell, Pluck, Spring, and Queen Clarion
Rating: Four stars
Synopsis: Lily has a talent for making things grow. So when she finds a mysterious seed during a walk in the forest, she plants it right away. The ugly seedling that comes up is a surprise, but Lily treasures all plants and has an extra special feeling about this one. It doesn't matter to her that it's ugly....and it smells bad..and it makes everyone in Pixie Hollow sneeze! But it does matter to all the other fairies. The don't like the mysterious plant one bit! Will Lily have to pull up her poor ugly stinky pesky plant?
Opinion: Ahh Lily's Pesky Plant. I have a fond memory of looking at this book and thinking "How streotypical a mexican garden fairy" but I bought it anyway. I was startled at how good this book was. It sounded stupid from the summery, but that just proves you can't judge a book by its cover.
Here we have Lily a calm logical and sweet gardne fairy with a green thumb. She's not at all like the garden fairies we think of now(Flashy girly glamourous). She's very sutdious and patient as most gardeners. And she has a special attachment to a very ugly very porblamatic plant.
What I liked about it was that Lily stuck to her guns. Everyone told her to cut it down but she refused. and in the end it payed off! Lily's hard work and unconditional love payed off! The plant was fantastic!
Pros: Lily is an enjoyable fairy
Iris character development is facinating
The story is short and sweet and easy to get into
All the fairies are represented well
Cons: Vidia was given a bad girl rep but who could blame her?
Worth it: Yes
Title: Rani and the Mermaid Lagoon
Characters: Rani, Fira, Tink, Vidia, Terence, Beck, and the Mermaids
Rating: Three and a half stars
Synopsis: Poor Rani! It isn't easy being the only fairy in Pixie Hollow who diesn't have wings. She doesn't feel like she really belongs with the water talent fairies anymore. In fact maybe she doesn't belong with any fairies at all!
Rani leaves Pixie Hollow and goes to the Mermaid Lagoon. She learns how to breathe underwater. She gets to visit the mermaids beautiful castle. The mermaids fix her hair and dress her up. But Rani diesn't quite fit in with mermaids either. So just where dies she belong?
Opinion: I never liked Rani right from the get go, she was to mary sue for me and to whiny. But this book did bump her up in the ranks a little.
Rani is presented as a character you feel for but don't empathize with. I never really felt like I knew how she was feeling at all through the story. I didn't connect with her. I did however develop feelings of fear for her at parts and apprihense happiness when she is taken by the mermaids.
I did however enjoy the Terence,Rani, Tink, and Fira fall scene. These four along with Prilla are (in the comics) the "friends" the ones always goofing off with each other.
Pros: Rani became a more likeable character
Terence/Tink/Rani/Fira fall scene was great
The Mermaids were a nice change
Fira is introduced to the series
Cons: Rani is not a connectable character
The Water Fairy crying thing is annoying
The story lags at parts
Rani got a bit more credit then she deserved.
Worth it: Meh if you like water fairies and Rani then yes....
Title: Tinker Bell Takes Charge
Characters: Tinker Bell, Rani, Dulcie, Queen Clarion, Terence,Angus, Lily, Prilla, Beck, Florian, Cedar, Gwinn, Bess, Jerome, Spring,
Rating: Three and a half stars
Synopsis: A pots and pans talent fairy, Tinker Bell loves most kinds of metal. But she doesn not love the hugs cannonball that Captian Hook accidentally fires into Pixie Hollow one day. It crashes through the Home Tree, lands smack in the middle of the courtyard and cannot be moved. Tink vos to get rid of the cannonball and get back at Captian Hook. It's a lot fora five inch fairy to take on. But if anyone can do it, its Tinker Bell. The only problem is none of her ideas are working. Tink loves a challenge, but is this one problem even she can't solve?
Opinion: The Most boring of the Tink books it isn't bad though. Tink once again takes the spotlight as she is handed a problem that may be a bit to big for her to chew. Taking care of a cannonball problem.
I was bothered how everyone just sat there and expected Tink to do all the thinking for them. Why arn't they trying to come up with there own ideas? Tink's only one fairy people.
and what's with Terence kind airheadedness the whole time? He kind of doesn't much to react to all this craziness around him. He's just in his own little fairy world.
oh and then there was Angus! Gah my third favorite sparrow man from the book series! I loves his pessimism
Pros: Tink playing hero again, and this time she did a fantastic job at it
There were so many fairies here! We got to see everyone at least once it seemed!
Cons: Lgging story
Left a lot to be desired
Worth it? Meh if you like Tink and her talent then yes
Title: Fira and the Full Moon
Title: A Masterpiece for Bess
Title: Prilla and the Butterfly Lie
Title: Tink North of Neverland
Characters: Tinker Bell, Terence, Twire, Silver Mist, Iridessa, Tor, Rosetta, Fawn, Peter Pan, the Lost Boys
Rating: Five Stars
Synopsis: TINK AND TERENCE are best friends. But sometimes Terence, well . . . he gets on Tink's last nerve. So when Terence accidentally squashes Tink's favorite bowl, her anger flares up and she lets him have it! But Tink soon realizes she made a mistake. How can she make it up to Terence? With a bunch of Never flowers? Or legendary pixie dust? Tink sets off an an epic quest through Never Land. She's never failed before . . . and she's not about to start now!
Opinion: This was just all around a great book. Good writing style, good characters (Tinker Bell and Rosetta ecpecially), good story about friendship.
It had just a little bit of everything, adventure, fairy lore, internal conflict, physical conflict, jealousy, romance and just a pinch of learning to forgive and foget thrown in there too!
Tinker Bell and Terence are off having fun one day when twire drops in (litterally) with a compass. Tink takes the compass sure she can fix it, but the compass soon causes disaster in the workshop and to Tink and Terence's friendship. Tink yells at him in typical Tink fashion and blames him for the disaster. So Terence leaves feeling upset about the whole ordeal but not really mad. This is the closest we ever get to seeing things through Terence's eyes. After leaving Tink he vows not to bother her ever again, he runs across Silver Mist water skating. Sil seeing his disapointment takes him water skiing. Tink stumbles upon them laughing and having a grand time. At first she tries to wave at them but when Terence ignores her and Sil doesn't see her she gets miffed and leaves. The next day Terence is on his deliveries when he sees Iridessa in a flower. Wondering what she is doing Dessa shows him how she makes fireworks. Terence is amazed and helps Iridessa develop even better ones . Tink too finds this and it makes her feel lonely and upset that Terence would rather be with Iridessa then her. That evening she goes to the courtyard waiting to hear a story, and waits for Terence to come get her so they can find seats. Terence who is already there sees her but remembering his vow doesn't call her and instead lets Rosetta sit there. Who gets Terence to smile because she gives him a lovely smile of her own. Tink sees them and again feels hurt that Terence is happy to be with Rosetta. Tor the story teller tells the story of the ancient Pixie Dust Tree and its ruin. After the story Tink asks Fawn is they should invite Terence and Rosetta to the tea room. Fawn agrees but before they reach them Rosetta hears her favorite song and asks Terence to dance. Terence agrees and the teo fly off. Tink is left embaressed hurt and jealous. And this sets the stage for her journey through Neverland to show Terence she is still his friend.
Pros: Twire's back
Tor's story was fantastic
It was great to see Terence interact with the other girls and not just Tink
Peter Pan and Tink's scene was better then the first time around
The resolution to the problem was fabulous
Cons: You know I really can't think of one!
Title: Dulcie's Taste of Magic
Characters: Dulcie, Ginger, Dunkin, Mixie, Queen Clarion, Rani, Silver Mist, Lily, Iris, Pluck and Pell, Maisy, Ava, TinkerBell, and Lymphia
Rating: Four stars
Synopsis: Poor Dulcie! After the overworked baking fairy nearly ruins breakfast, Queen Clarion tells her to take a holiday. But Dulcie's vacation is no fun. Her friends are too busy to spend time with her. And worse the bossy new baking fairy, Ginger has taken over Dulcie's job!
Then Dulcie stumbles across an ancient magical recipe in the library. She's desperate to try it. But how can she bake the mysterious comfort cake is she's not allowed in the kitchen?
Opinion: After the horrers of Beck Beyond the Sea, Dulcie's Taste of Magic was a welcome relief. I've always liked Dulcie she seemed like a studious hard worker, similar to Lily, with a big heart. She proves to be just that. She just wants to make everyone happy with her cooking.
The baking talents appreciate Dulcie, and she appreciates them, and it shows.
There's nothing extra ordinary about this book, just a fairy trying to prove she can still bake, but it was sweet and enjoyable and well written.
The only downer was Queen Clarion who once again shows she FAILS at being a Queen. I mean it's once thing to tell a fairy whose out of sorts to take a rest or a quick nap before coming back for lunch, but to kick her out of the kitchen and tell her not to use her talent again? What the heck was that?
Pros: Dulcie's personality
The book's illustations
exploring the kitchen talents
Cons: Queen Clarions lack of judgement
Nothing grand about the story
Worth it: Yes actually it is
Well there you have it folks. We just got the worst book in the series. And the best. And Dulcie's which was nice. Next I'll review Silver Mist and the Lady Bug Curse, Fawn and the Mysterious Trickster, Rosetta's Daring Day, and Iridessa Lost at Sea.