Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Alinda of the Loch - Review by College Students Number 3

Alinda of the Loch

I think the target market here is definitely females of all ages. It would appeal to your children because it has the fairy tale magic aspect to it. Those already familiar to Disney's Sleeping Beauty should enjoy revisiting that world and also continuing the story of their favorite princess. The young at heart would enjoy this book as a chance to revisit their
Childhood maybe also the romantic aspect of the main two characters is also inviting for teens and older women.

This book should could be sold in any book store or those specializing in fantasy, legends, or myths. Disney would be an ideal place to have this book. It would be a great opportunity for them to reopen their sleeping beauty story like they have done with many of the other princesses. You could even place the book in the gift or jewelry stores. Maybe even costume shops. I also feel like any organization that has to deal with children would work.

This book could be promoted by sending out copies to screen writers. Putting the books in book stores. Or maybe a store that carries Loch Ness items would be a good spot. Websites, Face Book, and Twitter are great promotion tools, and of course word of mouth.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a quick easy read and I really enjoyed the romance between the two main characters. I left on edge at the end of book. I can not wait for the next book in the series. Over all it was a very cute book that has major potential become a major motion picture.

Student Review - After reading Alinda

My name is Loredana, I am a 27 year old who loves fairy tales!!! I wish I could of live in those times where magic and dragons were an everyday theme in conversations. Alinda Of The Loch takes you there and back in a magical journey that will captivate you and leave you wanting more!

awesome book

Loredana G.

Alinda of the Loch - Review by College Students Number 1

We are all children at heart and we all crave a good fairy tale now and then just to simply let us escape from this hard cold reality into a world of fairies and wonders.
This is exactly what the authors of “Alinda of the Loch” did, they kidnapped us to Scotland where we were allowed to be part of a fairy tale that went beyond ‘and they lived happily ever after.’ Their story is based on the Brothers Grimm collected story about the sleeping beauty only with a modern time twist. As a child I always fantasized that I had the ability to switch back Channel Fairy Tale to see what happened to the heroes or heroines of the story just as in a soap opera on television. Oonagh Jane Pope and Julie Ann Brown made this wish become reality. If you remember the story about the sleeping beauty you remember that she (Aurora) was awakened by a prince and the story ended when they got married. This book goes beyond that. It tells us about the evil fairy who took revenge by casting another and even worse spell onto their youngest daughter named Alinda. She was sentenced to sleep for 500 years. But at least her parents were able to make sure she would be as well-prepared as possible for that day to come and even gave her a little dragon who became her guardian during all those years – this dragon was none other than the infamous Loch Ness Monster or as the media lovingly called her, ‘Nessie’.
But this wasn’t the only fortunate circumstance that appeared to help Alinda. When she woke up she had an instant friend and admirer – Grant, the son of a rock star whose family had a holiday castle very close by. Even though the evil fairy discontinued her existence when she caste the spell on Alinda , evil still lurked around the corner – this time in the form of the jealous heartbroken girl Millie who is secretly in love with Grant and is filled with hatred for Alinda who appeared out of nowhere and stole Grants heart.
But this is about all I want to tell you about the exciting story of a fairytale princess and her adventures in modern times. I’m not usually someone who has a very long attention span, but I sat down and read this book from beginning to end in about 2 hours. I was very happy it was easy to read and to understand because in this day and age it’s hard to find the time for a book. But don’t be fooled, even though the book is relatively short, it doesn’t skimp on the quality of the story and while you’re reading it you can literally smell the grass of the Scottish highlands!
Make sure to get yourself a copy and follow Alinda on her journey through rock and roll stardom, love, jealousy, independence and trying to get by in a the world of the future. Don’t forget to order a few copies, so you can share them with your loved ones and your grandchildren. It makes a really nice and thoughtful gift and since it comes with a beautiful glitter cover you can save yourself the gift-wrapping as well!

Silvia G