Puppet Parade

Puppet Parade Zeinab Alayan
  • Title: Puppet Parade
  • Author: Zeinab Alayan
  • ISBN: 9781105425356
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback
  • Puppet Parade Zeinab Alayan Puppet Parade Sophie does not know how she looks like For as long as she can remember mirrors have been forbidden to her and her appearance has been touted as hideous a blemish on the face of her family When she
    Sophie does not know how she looks like For as long as she can remember, mirrors have been forbidden to her, and her appearance has been touted as hideous a blemish on the face of her family When she gets the chance to escape her locked room, she runs and never turns back Oliver has forgotten all about the outside world As far as he is concerned, he only needs his preSophie does not know how she looks like For as long as she can remember, mirrors have been forbidden to her, and her appearance has been touted as hideous a blemish on the face of her family When she gets the chance to escape her locked room, she runs and never turns back Oliver has forgotten all about the outside world As far as he is concerned, he only needs his precious puppets to survive Yet, when they come to life and abandon him without a second thought, he is forced to leave the sheltering comfort of his workshop in search of them.As they embark together on a wild goose chase for the runaway puppets, they unwittingly step into a prison sinister than either of them could ever imagine, where the line between puppet and master becomes much less clear and much deadly.
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    About Zeinab Alayan


    1. Zeinab, commonly known as Zen, is a writer, an editor, a translator, a bookworm, an artist, an avid movie watcher, an anime fan, a procrastinator, a paranoiac, a dork, a bit of a Grammar Nazi and most importantly a chocoholic.


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    1. Puppet Parade is pure magic Though not typically the type of book I would make a beeline for, I m happy to know the author, Zen, in the blogging community so I gave it a try I m so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone, because this truly is a wonderful novel.Sophie is an aristocrat imprisoned in her bedroom When she escapes she meets Oliver, a lonesome puppeteer who is trying to find his runaway puppets Erase any judgments you may have about talking puppets right now These are feisty, colorful [...]

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    2. This review also appears on The Mad Reviewer Full disclosure Zeinab Alayan sent me a free ebook in return for an honest review of her novel.When I saw the title Puppet Parade I must admit I was skeptical Why For no logical reason, really I just thought it sounded stupid.Yes, I judged a book by its title I m a terrible person, I know.However, once I actually started reading Puppet Parade I was pleasantly surprised Zeinab Alayan has a very nice, easy to read writing style and although she slips fr [...]

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    3. I could sum this book in two words Dark and Magical.The Puppet Parade will keep you at the edge of your seat It is a beautifully written fairytale like story of a girl who has never seen her face and a boy who had a weird facination with puppets I would have to say that this book is one of the most original books I have ever read so far The characters, the setting, the development, it was nothing like I ve ever read before There was this certain feel to it that will keep you reading and asking f [...]

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    4. I received this book as part of the First Reads program.I m having difficulty formulating an opinion on this book and separating what it could have been from what it actually is On the one hand, I m probably a bit older than the target audience but even I can tell it s a compelling story puppets coming to life and people turning into puppets, come on and a solid debut effort On the other, I can t help but feel it could have been really charming, with its fairy tale gone wrong vibe, had it been w [...]

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    5. Puppet Parade is a book about a parade involving puppets When it comes to the honesty of a title, this book gets full marks However, this book immediately displays a new perspective on the idea of puppets and puppet masters as it introduces a fairly large cast of very unique, very interesting and very bothersome sentient puppets Some examples include a sarcastic donkey, a pious nun and royalty without any money to their name Joining the cast of puppets is the puppets creator, and a girl who has [...]

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    6. This beautifully written book is full of inventiveness, emotion, and clever re examinations of a host of fantasy ideas This is a modern adult fairy story, which draws on so many classic themes and cultural tales that it is difficult to guess which ones were originally uppermost in Alayan s mind It is not that we need to de construct to enjoy the story it is simply that as a writer I cannot stop myself wondering from where the spark came What we do need to do, if cynical adults, is to re construc [...]

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    7. I ll be honest I m no longer the avid reader I once was School and the demands of teenage life have slowly sapped from me what little energy I had and, as a result, my reading urge has been all but extinguished Don t get me wrong I still read, from time to time But until very recently I have never quite been able to sit down and read a book two books, a trilogy in one sitting, mostly due to a lack of time but partly because of a lack of enthusiasm.All that changed very recently and because of th [...]

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    8. 3.5 Stars MUST put half star ratings It must Because while this book is not up to the par of a few of my 4 star books it is definitely better than 3 stars.3.75 StarsI think I m being a bit too generous but I absolutely enjoyed the book The entire book read like a fairytale to me the characters were all a bit magical My favorite is Andrew the Annoying ass.The book revolves around Oliver, a puppeteer and Sophie a fairy talesque Damsel in Distress character Sophie lives with her evil stepmother who [...]

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    9. I too know Zen from the blogging community and relate with her chocolate addiction and love for stories When I heard she had written her first book, I had to read it and see what it was all about.And the book is impressive Not only does she set the mood right away something dark and hopeful at the same time she also succeeds in having you follow the lead of the 2 main characters and the puppets, as if there was nothing normal than that Once embarked on the Parade, you don t really know what to [...]

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    10. Puppet Parade is a magical story, filled with adventure and wonder.The main characters are Oliver the Puppeteer , his puppets and Sophie, a girl that escaped from her evil stepmother Oliver s puppets abandon him after they are brought to life Oliver goes after them and on the way he meets Sophie They both embark in a wonderful adventure and a word of gypsies, magician, entertainers and The story was out of the ordinary and entertaining The characters where all unique and interesting It was a gr [...]

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    11. 4.5 sReview posted herebookpassionforlife

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    12. Full, non spoiler review courtesy at Book Movie Dimension a Blog Sophie Perkins a young girl comes down with a dehibilating sickness that lasts some time Her stepmother keeps Sophie locked away so she wont be contagious So while Sophie s father is away and dies Sophie s hope of soon being released is dashed since now her stepmother swears that the illness she contracted has left he horribly ugly For that reason she wont allow Sophie to see her face so that she doesn f feel disgusted by her appea [...]

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    13. While not my typical cup of tea I do find puppets sort of creepy , I have to admit, this book surprised me It was far less about the puppets and far about the characters and their relationship as it evolves The idea of the Parade was fantastical, original and I totally loved it Both Oliver and Sophie were interesting, multidimensional characters who evolved as individuals as well as in their relationship as they travel the Parade, searching for Oliver s lost puppets Throughout the first 90% or [...]

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    14. If you were to take a fairy tale, a Tim Burton movie, a few romance shavings and a scoop of action adventure, you would essentially have a good idea of what s in this book I found Puppet Parade through , and knowing nothing than what I read on this site s blurb, I dove in and never regretted it once Puppet Parade was not without faults, but it was full of charm In a story that has such a great action propelled plot, the characters really stood out Oliver, the puppeteer who has chosen to seclude [...]

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    15. An amazing debut novel, Puppet Parade brings us to a semi realistic world where magic rules, dreams still come true and evil has a personification It begins innocently enough, with Oliver met Sophie and they stumbled upon the world of the Parade At first they loved this new world to a certain extent, at least but slowly they began to realise that there was something about the Parade something not so innocent that not many people had realised.That s all I can say about this story without too muc [...]

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    16. Puppet Parade is the debut book written by my 10 year long school friend Zeinab Alayan and I will give it an honest 3.70 5.0 stars rating.Like many of the past short stories and fan fictions written by Zeinab during secondary high school, I greatly enjoyed reading her first published book and I wouldn t let it down whenever I had the chance to continue reading had to surreptitiously press the stand by button on the side of my Samsung Note 2 every time my boss would pass behind my work laptop scr [...]

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    17. Puppet Parade is magical and gripping, I didn t want to put the book down.The book follows the characters Sophie and Oliver as they journey through town after town, searching for his puppets But as they, journey they realize that each town has a specific theme to it i.e religion, entertainment, gypsies, beauty, magic,academics, etc Within the towns they travel, they meet different challenges as they try to recover the puppets.The one thing I must say Zeinab Alayan has done exceeding well in was [...]

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    18. The title for this book couldn t have been any better On first glance, one understands what it means immediately however, on further inspection, it actually holds a bit of an inside joke behind its meaning once you finish the book The two main characters, Oliver and Sophie, start off in isolation from the world around them and meet under previously thought unlikely circumstances Oliver was cut off from the world by choice and Sophie was cut off through no choice of her own Together they rely, tr [...]

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    19. I felt a little like Alice while reading Puppet Parade by Zeinab Alayan, or maybe that should be Pinocchio as it deals with puppets No, Alice is definitely the right fit Reading Puppet Parade is like entering the world of Wonderland The characters puppets and other people are quirky and amusing There are worlds within the world, all of which make up a whole that is quite fascinating It s a bizarre but incredibly fun world.The two main characters Oliver and Sophie have both been trapped in their [...]

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    20. Puppet Parade by Zeinab Alayan brings forth an adventure the reader is pulled into Oliver and Sophie s lives start out dull and boring Neither one knowing really what the outside world is about The journey starts out with Sophie locked in her room and Oliver locking himself in his shop Both characters were well crafted They only knew the world of isolation until Sophie breaks free At the same time, Oliver who crafts puppets looses his own work because of them coming alive Sophie and Oliver run i [...]

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    21. When I first received the book to read, I was really excited, because stories about puppets and the life surrounding it was a very interesting appeal However I found several descriptions in the novel to be too lengthy, and did not really appeal to me at all There were times when I found myself wanting to stop turning the pages, but I persevered on because there was that certain spark in the story that pulled me forward Towards the end, I started ignoring the mistakes, and the descriptions that w [...]

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    22. This was a fun and different story There is a great sense of mood throughout the whole thing that really catches the reader attention, giving the novel a kind of flavor that makes it great to read There s a gothic darkness that I really enjoyed Now, having said that, I did find some of the descriptions too long They sometimes disrupted and slowed down the plot when it needed to stay crisp and fast paced, maintaining some of the mood but not overwhelming us with details The characters are really [...]

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    23. It took me awhile to get into this book The puppets language at the beginning really turned me off I didn t like the puppets because they were crude and mean, and I didn t understand or relate to Oliver at all I had no idea where Oliver was, or where Sophie was Where was the original town And, what time period are we talking But, I kept reading and then I couldn t stop I got picked up by The Parade and got lost in all of its magical towns I especially loved the town with all the libraries and co [...]

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    24. Surprisingly addictingI think I came across this book a long time ago on a giveaway list and marked it to read I decided to finally begin reading it a couple of days ago and found myself absorbed in this story I have a neutral feeling about puppets, but the idea of animated ones didn t really spark my interest By the time Sophie and Oliver reached the second town I was really liking this story I m not going to lie Igor was very creepy Overall, this book was an easy read and I liked it.

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    25. The cover drew me in and once I read the description of the story I bought the book immediately Right from the start the story was exciting and filled with adventure I loved the characters, the descriptions and the overall story It is clear to me that this author is a great storyteller and I am really looking forward to any future books If you re looking for an exciting, original story, this is it

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    26. When I received my copy of this I was really looking forward to a, what I thought, very good sounding book, and I wasn t disapointed in any way This book is really a page turner from start to finish The characters leap out of the pages and the plot is amazingly well written with so many twists and turns and that even a hard core reader would be able to feel surprised Alayan has written a masterpiece and I look forward to reading of her work

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    27. A very clever story akin to old time fables Two lead characters with interesting circumstances who play well of each other and each shows their own merit It s a very magical story both with bright whimsy and dark nightmares, but the concept is clever and the execution is a fun ride The writing is good with just enough revealed at any point in time to keep the reader guessing.

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    28. I loved the storyline and how it swept me away with all of the details and the depth of the characters I was never without this book and I took it everywhere, the grocery store, in the car I just could not put it down I have already told a few people about it and they are interested in reading it also.I received the book for free through First Reads.

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    29. This book was great, a page turner, I recommend it to everyone.

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