Beyond the Fortuneteller's Tent... A Children's Corner Feature

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Children's Corner


Children's Corner Featuring Beyond the Fortuneteller's Tent by Kristy Tate  on Reading List



Beyond the Fortuneteller's Tent


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About the Book

Petra Baron is at her high school Renaissance fair when her life takes an unexpected twist.  She goes into the fortuneteller's tent in hopes of finding her prom date, but finds herself in Elizabethan England in a strange discovering of her fortune.

Petra has to find a way to blend into an era she barely remembers from history class without attracting too much attention.  She does attract the attention of Emory Ravenswood, whose life is surprisingly mysterious, to say the least.  She quickly becomes tangled in his life mission, and as a result starts to feel attracted.

The story is full of twists and turns, mystery and action.

Beyond the Fortuneteller's Tent    A Book Review on Reading List

Why We Like It

I'm on the fence on how much I like this one.  I had high expectations, that were not met, but that doesn't mean this isn't a good book for preteens and teens.

There are some great setting development scenes that help bring history to life. This is huge as often historical fiction doesn't bring the world to life, especially in children's literature.

The issues for me seemed to flow from the pace of the attraction between Petra and Emory.  They are so different... age doesn't even seem like an adequate description of their difference as there isn't that much of a difference... or is there?

I guess I wish the author would have put more into each character, develop them separately a little more before focusing on their love interest.

If you are homeschooling, this could be a fun fiction to add in to help add to history lessons.  Great chance to see where the author got it correct, where she dropped the ball.  It's a fun fantasy if your kid is into historical fiction and fantasy or mystery.

However, there are some scenes that are a little on the risky side... definitely for 13 and up, in my opinion. 








Title: Beyond the Fortuneteller's Tent
Author: Kristy Tate
Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services
Publication Date: December 2013
For ages: 13-17 (personal opinion)
Type: Teen Historical Romance/Sci-Fi

If you homeschool, do you try to add in books to bring history to life?  Do your teen enjoy historical fiction?  What is their favorite?

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* I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for honest review from I'm a Reader, No a Writer.  The above review is my own opinion. 

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