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Saturday, April 28, 2012

From the Vault: Wild Orchid

This is another one from the Once Upon a Time series, this time with Cameron Dokey doing the retelling.  I know Cameron Dokey is pretty big in the fairy tale retelling field, but I have to say, I've never read anything by her.  I might have to change that, and starting with this book...Why?
Anyone read this one?
(Also, which cover do you like more? I'm a sucker for sakura, so I have to go with the pink.)
Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey
256 pages
Published  February 10th 2009  by Simon Pulse 
Wielding a sword as deftly as an embroidery needle, Mulan is unlike any other girl in China. When the emperor summons a great army, each family must send a male to fight. Tomboyish Mulan is determined to spare her aging father and bring her family honor, so she disguises herself and answers the call.

But Mulan never expects to find a friend, let alone a soul mate, in the commander of her division, Prince Jian. For all of Mulan's courage with a bow and arrow, is she brave enough to share her true identity and feelings with Prince Jian?

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  1. I've read it and loved it. I love all those retellings (except Spirited...I didn't like that one). I like the new cover the best as well.

  2. I do so enjoy these Once Upon a Time books. They are just so much fun & they usually have a fun/weird spin on the tale (like a bald Rapunzel).

    They are easy & simple fairy tale fun :)

    And me, I go back and forth on the covers of the whole series. I really love both sets and can never decide which I prefer. Although with Mulan, I do prefer the newer cover too :)

  3. love the pink1
    never heard of these books
    tnx 4 sharing

  4. the pink cover is much better; you can also see the girl's whole face instead of only her chin.

  5. There are so many in this series, I'd completely forgotten about it, but man, was it a good one!!

    I am going to have to go with the old cover though. I absolutely LOVE it. It's just so beautifully done and fits in perfectly with the fairytale mood. You can't beat an illustrated cover in my opinion. Plus the people they put on book covers annoy me.

  6. I love the Once Upon a Time series! I preferred the older covers, though. They seemed less girly and more creative - I think, in general, I just hate bright colors and photographs on covers.


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