Book Reviews of The 10th Kingdom

The 10th Kingdom
The 10th Kingdom
Author: Kathryn Wesley
ISBN-13: 9781575667041
ISBN-10: 1575667045
Publication Date: 2/1/2000
Pages: 421
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Book Type: Paperback
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Very good book...I liked it better then the movie...
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Wonderfully entertaining story!
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I have to say I love this book and the movie as well. It is one of my favorite books about romance, magic, the unexpected, etc. It has everything in it from wolves, evil stepmothers, trolls, goblins, magic, etc. It is definitely a book I would recommend to others. I wish there had been a sequel to continue the story.
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The made for television movie was based off this book. Fairytales for grown-ups, I would call it. Very good!
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Unfortunately, this book was probably the silliest book I've ever read. I rented the movie after I read the book hoping for some improvement, but I couldn't even finish watching it. I realize this book was a basic retelling of the movie, but it just seemed to get sillier and sillier as I ventured deeper into the book. The characters were weird and I couldn't identify with any of them. The premise has a lot of promise -- too bad it was never fulfilled.
One good thing: I liked the way they worked the "old" fairy tales into this story. That was the only neat thing about the whole wretched affair.
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This book runs very parallel to everything that happens in the movie, which I've watch at least a couple of dozen times (marathon the DVD while playing on the computer or something. :D). I think without having seen the movie, a lot of the dialogue would be really boring because the inflections just aren't well described at all. Luckily, I could hear the dialogue from the movie in my head as I read this one, which is what made the book better to me. If someone were to read it alone without the movie, it may seem a little boring or overly cheezy. I did like that they had some extra personal thoughts for the characters, which I'll keep in mind the next time I watch the movie, because it helps to give them more depth. There were also some differences, like where Acorn takes Clay Face's place in the swamp, but it works well either way. This book is a definite read if you loved the movie and just want to re-experience it in a different way.
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This book runs very parallel to everything that happens in the movie, which I've watch at least a couple of dozen times (marathon the DVD while playing on the computer or something. :D). I think without having seen the movie, a lot of the dialogue would be really boring because the inflections just aren't well described at all. Luckily, I could hear the dialogue from the movie in my head as I read this one, which is what made the book better to me. If someone were to read it alone without the movie, it may seem a little boring or overly cheezy. I did like that they had some extra personal thoughts for the characters, which I'll keep in mind the next time I watch the movie, because it helps to give them more depth. There were also some differences, like where Acorn takes Clay Face's place in the swamp, but it works well either way. This book is a definite read if you loved the movie and just want to re-experience it in a different way.
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A fun adventure that I read many times!
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I read this book after I had seen the mini series, and I'd like to say that it follows the movie excellently.

A must read.
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Loved the miniseries = loved the book. (They are the same, just different types of media.)
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When a host of magical creatures find their way into the modern world, a young waitress and her father become unlikely heroes in a battle to save not only their own reality but the fabulous lands of the Nine Kingdoms.
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I really enjoyed the TV mini-series of this book and also again enjoyed reading it! It is a modern day fairy tale and worth the time.
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It is a fun easy read, combining many fairy tales into the tail of a New York city girl.
An enjoyable way to spend a few hours
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Includes a few scenes not in the TV movie, but otherwise a rather standard novelization.
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I rented this movie from a store because it looked like somthing I would like and boy was I wrong, cause I loved it! my mom came home one day and gave this book to me. I feel kind of selfish, because I don't want to give it up especially if someone is wishing for it. Maybe I'll read it again and see if I feel ready to seperate myself from it. I know I'm ridiculous.
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Good book, but I loved the mini-series and the book was different...not sure why since the book was written after the mini-series and the changes didn't seem to add anything to the story.
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!! spoiler alert !!

This story gently pokes fun at many fantasy/quest type tales. It seems a bit drawn-out in places, but then again, thats how the show was.

The Wolf/Virginia pairing was simultaneously cute and creepy. Yes, the whole wolves-mate-for-life thing is romantic, but how many people has Wolf killed? Prior to meeting Virginia and reforming himself for her which is unrealistic and plays to female desire to save the bad boys Wolf had very strong instincts, and probably killed/ate people.

The singing ring was a lot less stupid/annoying than I remember it being in the show; could be because I didnt actually have to hear it singing. Regardless, that was a plus.

Overall its a pretty light/cute book that gives you some warm fuzzies and a happy ending, which is what I needed after reading a couple of heavier books (looking at you, George Martin).
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This book runs very parallel to everything that happens in the movie, which I've watch at least a couple of dozen times (marathon the DVD while playing on the computer or something. :D). I think without having seen the movie, a lot of the dialogue would be really boring because the inflections just aren't well described at all. Luckily, I could hear the dialogue from the movie in my head as I read this one, which is what made the book better to me. If someone were to read it alone without the movie, it may seem a little boring or overly cheezy. I did like that they had some extra personal thoughts for the characters, which I'll keep in mind the next time I watch the movie, because it helps to give them more depth. There were also some differences, like where Acorn takes Clay Face's place in the swamp, but it works well either way. This book is a definite read if you loved the movie and just want to re-experience it in a different way.
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An oversized paperback First Edition 2000 by Hallmark Books - The book was made into a TV movie and contains 16 pages of color photos.--- Welcome to the 10th Kingdom. Suppose you were on your way to work. Not a great job, just one that pays the bills. And suddenly, you are in the middle of a fantastic adventure and running for your life.