As a child with a limp Tangi is made fun of constantly by her classmates and has no friends but the teasing does not stop off school grounds. Instead she has to face more ridicule at home from her older half sisters. I personally hate any form of bullying so my heart broke with her because she was such a good, kind soul I could hardly bare to see her suffering at the hands of those who should care for her.
I really enjoyed the story because it was a quick, easy read that made me feel different emotions. Liz Davis is a very talented author. She gave Tangi heart, something that is getting a little harder to find in YA novels. I highly recommend this light hearted read to everyone! The writing is lovely and you can tell the author has a passion for her work.
Dec 28, Adela Cacovean rated it liked it Shelves: Originally published on my blog. I requested an ebook copy from the author in exchange for an honest review Bilingual Review: While initially aimed at a younger audience, it is a pleasant read for anyone as long as it is viewed as a sweet modern fairytale. The story itself is fantastic, but I had a few problems with the character's emotions and the way they Originally published on my blog. The story itself is fantastic, but I had a few problems with the character's emotions and the way they were conveyed.
It seemed to me that whenever Tangi was going through a very rough time or, on the contrary, very happy moments, she wasn't actually feeling anything. For instance, when her one and only friend is leaving the town, Tangi resigns herself too quickly. This is due to the fact that the author didn't put much emphasis on describing the characters' emotions, but prefered to focus on the dialogues.
And it really is a pity, since Tangi is such a lovable character, with her courage and her willingness to save Rosevine at any cost. Tangi is the kind of girl that would do anything to be accepted and appreciated, even if that hurts her.
She wouldn't let her disability be an excuse, wouldn't give anyone reason to pity her. As long as you're there, you'll experience pain. If you want to escape it, you should come where you belong. Ideas like "follow the rainbow to get there" or giant birds used as a means of transport would have probably amazed me when I was nine, but not now. They reminded me of those fairytale-based Barbie movies that I used to watch when I was little.
Rosevine is a world that was constructed in a way that was oh-so-convenient for the story development. About half of them can be eaten. Oh, Tangi, but of course you and the prince can consume them privately several times, because you are from the royal family and the illness won't touch you! This is exactly the kind of things that I hate to find in a book. Luckilly, there are many other things I enjoyed in "Tangi's Teardrops". One of them is the magic system.
If you wish for something and imagine it in your head, it can happen. You would think that any people would take advantage of that and not lift a finger anymore. But this is not the case. As the prince says: Just because we have the choice of having anything we want without having to lift a finger, we don't have to take the shortcut. As you've seen, we enjoy doing most of the things by ourselves. Food cooked or a house built by hand is more precious. So here are a few quotes I particularly loved: I think you and I can have more fun than those fake people on the other side.
You deserve more than this world will ever offer you. She wanted to feel the fragility and softness of each petal.
And to make the single flowers stronger than they'd been separately. Just as she was stronger now, together with people who loved and accepted her. I recommend it to children and anyone who loves an inspirational story in the form of a fairytale. Unul din ele e sistemul de magie.
Dar nu e cazul aici. Tangi's Teardrops reminded me a lot of a retelling of Cinderella who doesn't like the Cinderella story? There are definitely some big differences. First off, the story takes place in Africa. I really, really liked the setting because it seems to be really, really difficult to find books that are set in Africa or are written by African authors. I'm always on the look out for books that cover places that I have never been before! I love armchair traveling so this was perfect for Tangi's Teardrops reminded me a lot of a retelling of Cinderella who doesn't like the Cinderella story?
I love armchair traveling so this was perfect for me. Tangi is a great character. She's not physically perfect, which is definitely an interesting twist. Usually those storybook princesses are utterly perfect in every way. It was refreshing to see someone with a flaw who is able to overcome that. I think that she would be a good role model for the younger readers this book is geared for younger young adult readers. I loved the magic in this book. The beginning of the book does not really have any magic in it at all but as the story unfolds, the magical elements become more apparent, which I thought was very cool.
A great retelling of a classic tale! Tangi is a young girl who loses her parents and is left alone, but she has a Uncle who is willing to take care of her. While living on her uncle's farm she is mistreated by the hired help. Her uncle is unable to completely protect her, so Tangi learns to stand up for herself and accept help from others. As a young teen she makes a choice of leaving her uncles farm to go to her mothers homeland. While there her life changes She also learns even with riches, there are hard decision's to make.
The author can weave a story that just takes you away. Her characters are strong and unique, and the scene descriptions are so vivid and beautiful. I recommend this book to all readers. I recieved this book from the author for a honest review Davis, I just put you on my favorite author list! Jul 01, jgyweniverel marked it as to-read Shelves: This book sound amazing.
The storyline grabs at me and is pulling me to enter Tangi's world, and I feel that I want to help her, cheer her on, take away her pains. I love books that pull at you to take their journey, live in their world.
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This is one of those books. Sep 17, Eustacia Tan rated it liked it. So this is my third blog tour! Here, I'm particpating with a review I always review! Tangi's Tear drops follows the titular character Tangi, who's never felt at home here. She's bullied by her sisters, and after her dad dies, by the maids in her uncle's house. But she has the three bottles that her dad gave her, and from here, she reaches her true home, the magical land of Rosevine. But the land is dying and Tangi is the only one that can s So this is my third blog tour! But the land is dying and Tangi is the only one that can save it.
I actually enjoyed this book most of the time, but there was one fairly big problem - it was too 'lukewarm'.
When Tangi suffers, I don't feel as though she suffers very much while this is a good thing in real life, it doesn't make for exciting reading. And when she reaches her fairy-tale kingdom, the "hardships" she has to go through barely register. After that, she has a fairly easy life, where her biggest problem is falling in love really, that's it.
For example, she was supposed to be an outcast in our world right? But even as she's being abused, one of the maids softens and ends up helping her. Even though this makes for very flat characters, I would actually prefer for the villains to be villians to the end. This is because the book doesn't develope the characters enough, which means that I can't come to understand them. In that case, I prefer stock villians that I can go "aha! While I really liked how the romance was slow and steady on the part of Tangi at least , I wasn't altogether convinced of it by the end.
I think that the book could have spent some time to create an event to bond them together. But Tangi is a well-crafted character. Well, her willingness to love was what made me root for her anyway. She was actually to do some things that would make her unhappy in order to save Rosevine from destruction. She wasn't actually called upon to make this sacrifice, but her willingness to do so was enough for me. This book isn't an exciting fairytale.
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It's quite tame, but it's a sweet story. There's not much danger or even much hardship, but Tangi grows on you and by the end of the book, I was happy for her that she got her fairytale ending. First posted at Inside the mind of a Bibliophile I am not even sure where to begin. This retelling of Cinderella was so unique and simply beautiful. I was immediately drawn into Tangi's world and while it was a sad premise as are all Cinderella tales , there always seemed a glimmer of hope that made the sadness not so sad. I am just so happy that this book found me.
Yes, I believe books find us. Feel free to chuckle ;. Here are some things I enjoyed about this book: I would feel comfortable recommending it to any teen. I can not pinpoint exactly what it was about her writing that drew me in, but it was beautiful. Among those books, were many Cinderella based tales. This is the first one where I was not sure what was going to happen next. I knew would most likely have a "happily ever after" type ending, but I had no idea how it would get there. It was great to see how even through all of the difficulties of her life, Tangi always had someone there who truly loved her and cared about her well being.
Even though she felt "less" because of her disabled leg, they never did. The "bad guys", that was a different story ;. It is something I wish more people truly believed, especially when hard times are upon them. This is Liz's first novel and I am so glad I read it. I read this after reading a string of really bad, poorly edited books.www.cantinesanpancrazio.it/components/dyhehot/737-come-copiare-la.php
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The timing was perfect! I can only imagine where Liz's writing will go from here. I am looking forward to her adult novel, which is coming out next week. I hope it holds all of the magic Tangi's Teardrops did. The fact that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review has not affected my rating. The cast of characters is completely different aside from Disclaimer: The cast of characters is completely different aside from the two stepsisters.
Moreover, I liked how the second half of the plot was very different from the actual Cinderella tale. I recommend this to people who like fairy tales or middle grade students c: Evil stepsisters and cruel servants make her life a misery at home while schoolchildren tease her for her handicap and call her Limpy. The stark realism of this first half to the story gives way to magical hopes when Tangi learns what those bottles contain. Soon she finds herself in a wholly different world, thrillingly beautiful but fatally flawed, and only love can save it.
I received a free ecopy of this novel from the author in exchange for my honest review. I got a copy of Tangi's Teardrops for review via the Goodreads. I would like to thank Liz Grace Davis for offering this book, I was really excited to read it when I got it. I loved this book, it was really well written and the character Tangi was very easy for me to relate to.
It was such an easy story to picture in my mind as I read it,which I love when I am able to do that. You meet Tangi, a girl who has a "short leg" and is an outcast because of this. Her father dies and le I got a copy of Tangi's Teardrops for review via the Goodreads. Her father dies and leaves her 3 bottles. She goes to live with her Uncle and gets treated badly when he is away at work. Then she has a dream that seems so real and could change her life as she knows it When I got started I couldn't put it down until the end because I just had to find out what happened.
I really wished there could have been more stories in Rosevine, maybe a second book perhaps? I know I would read it if there was. I would recommend this for Young Adults and adults alike, especially those interested in fairy tales. As a 45 year old male, I'm a bit outside the target audience for this story, but I found it to be a sweet, enjoyable story.
The writing is clean and descriptive and draws you in immediately. I'm not clever enough to make the Cinderella-connection that other readers saw I'm just kind of a take-it-at-face-value reader First we meet Tangi and see the plight of her simple As a 45 year old male, I'm a bit outside the target audience for this story, but I found it to be a sweet, enjoyable story.
First we meet Tangi and see the plight of her simple and somewhat poor life. And then to find her transported to the world of Rosevine where she's cured of a severe physical impairment and has grown in age and finds herself a princess As an author myself, I kept thinking how I'd like to see follow-up stories taking place in the colorful world of Rosevine. You won't be disappointed with this book. This was an enjoyable read, having the flavor of Cinderella but taking it in a new direction.
Tangi's Teardrops is a captivating story that kept me distracted until I reached the end.
In saying this, I have to admit that I normally don't go in for the romantic fairy tale stories, but The title caught my eye on the Amazon Kindle Store's suggested reading list, the cover art is beautiful, and I was hooked from there on out. During this unhappy time in her life, she has a dream of another land, a kinder one.
She dreams that the 3 bottles which her father gave her before his death are the gateway to this happy land. The blurb implies that the focus of the story is on finding these bottles, but that's only a small part. This half of the book has good, but not deep, character development, a good plot line, and the implications of a magical world are believable.
It's well-written and has a good flow. The setting somewhere in Africa is an interesting twist. Tangi finds her way to the magical land of Rosevine. Suddenly everything is beautiful and perfect, she's a princess, and all the inhabitants love her because her mother was a princess too. But her mother left the land to marry her father shades of The Little Mermaid. This caused the world to begin to decline. Tangi must marry the prince to keep the world from disappearing completely.
However, Tangi has only one month in which to fall in love with the prince, real love, not just an agreement to marry him.
Oh, did I mention that when Tangi crosses over into Rosevine, she's 25 instead of 13? Tangi has a lot of questions about the land where things magically happen just by believing. The answers are too pat and often contradictory. While the author did a great job of creating Tangi's African world, the fantasy world is completely unbelievable. Even a fantastical world needs to have its own logic. It disappointed me that Rosevine had no relation to African custom--Tangi wears clothing from 19th century Europe. This second half seems very rushed, though it's actually half of the book.
For a book that started out so well, it devolves into a very juvenile stereotypical Western fantasy. I don't recommend it even for younger readers. I'm not sure if the author meant for this book to be a re-telling of Cinderella, but right off, I made that connection.
Even with the Cinderella connection, the author did an incredible job in creating a very unique story. Predictable will never be a word I will use to describe this book. I was very impressed with how well developed this world and its characters were. I loved the fact that it was set in Africa, making Tangi's world even more interesting because in my world, anything African is exotic, interesting and desirable.
From the very beginning I found myself connected to Tangi. I felt Tangi's angst, sadness, hope, and happiness throughout her story. The entire time I was rooting for her to find her "happily ever after". To be able to invoke so many feelings in one book, without breaking stride, will always be a wonder and a plus for me. It's something that not all authors know how to do well, yet this author pulled it off. The writing was impressive and flowed exactly like a fairy tale yet was consistently modern. It's hard to explain the writing style but it carries a very different feel.
It was soothing and it was like nothing I've ever read before. Like a true fairy tale, this read is full of magic and within its pages you will find many lessons to be learned and very positive messages to walk away with. The author meant this read to be YA but I honestly think that this would be a wonderful read for people of all ages.
Thank you to the Making Connections Blog Tour for allowing me to participate and although I had a kindle version, thank you to the author for providing me with an Epub format. I am not even sure where to begin. This retelling of Cinderella was so unique and simply beautiful. I was immediately drawn into Tangi's world and while it was a sad premise as are all Cinderella tales , there always seemed a glimmer of hope that made the sadness not so sad. I am just so happy that this book found me.
Yes, I believe books find us. Feel free to chuckle ;. Here are some things I enjoyed about this book: I would feel comfortable recommending it to any teen. I can not pinpoint exactly what it was about her writing that drew me in, but it was beautiful. Among those books, were many Cinderella based tales. This is the first one where I was not sure what was going to happen next.
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I knew would most likely have a "happily ever after" type ending, but I had no idea how it would get there. It was great to see how even through all of the difficulties of her life, Tangi always had someone there who truly loved her and cared about her well being. Even though she felt "less" because of her disabled leg, they never did. The "bad guys", that was a different story ;.
It is something I wish more people truly believed, especially when hard times are upon them. This is Liz's first novel and I am so glad I read it. I read this after reading a string of really bad, poorly edited books. The timing was perfect! I can only imagine where Liz's writing will go from here.