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Thursday, November 18, 2010

U Star Novels Review (Christmas Wish List 2010)

I have a pretty awesome product to share with you in this post and I think that it is a wonderful stocking stuffer and would be perfect for the upcoming holiday season! Ok, so now that I have you all curious and foaming at the bits to find out what I’m so excited to share with you today I’ll tell ya! It’s a wonderful company called U Star Novels!!! So know your wondering what U Star Novels is and all about well your just going to have to keep reading to find out! I’m always looking for unique one of a kind gifts for my family and friends when it come close to the holiday season and when I was contacted by U Star Novels I just could not pass up the chance to get my mother something she would cherish for life!

About U Star Novels:
U Star Novels lets you take your favorite classic novels and change the main characters to your very own cast list. Your whole family can star in your personalized novel. You can change the cover title and even write your own personalized dedication inside the front of the book. This is one of the coolest gift ideas around and one that the recipient will treasure forever.

Mom Becomes A Classic Heroine
Ever thought your Mom would make a good Jane Austen heroine? Now she can as she takes on the role of Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice or Emma Woodhouse in Emma . You could even cast your Dad as her real-life Mr. Darcy!

Make Dad a Star
All you need to do to give your Dad a unique gift this Christmas is put him into a personalized classic novel. Now that embarrassing deerstalker hat he’s got in the closet can come in handy as he becomes Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of The Baskervilles . Or maybe hunting vampires in the darkest depths of Transylvania is more his scene in Dracula .

Get Your Tween Into Reading…. Literally
Encouraging your tween to take an interest in books and reading is challenging for all parents. But here’s a wonderful way for them to escape into some of the greatest stories ever written and open up a whole new world of possibilities. Starring alongside six of their friends, these books can’t fail to capture their imagination.

For the girls…
Let them walk in Dorothy's ruby slippers in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz or tumble
down the rabbit hole as Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland . Even your pet can have a starring role on your journey to Oz.

For the boys…
Fly to Neverland and battle pirates in Peter Pan or share the entertaining adventures, pranks and superstitions in America’s most celebrated piece of literature, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

New Baby
Perfect for a baby’s First Christmas, why not immortalize your child’s name in a U Star classic novel. The books make a wonderful keepsake for years to come and bedtime reading sharing the many adventures ahead of them. Perfect as a stocking filler or unique Christening gift.

Hard-to-buy For…
There’s always one at Christmas! Why not have a bit of fun with these novelty gifts and cast your hard-to-buy for aunt as Aunt Polly in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or maybe you could cast your uncle as Scrooge in seasonal favorite A Christmas Carol , sure to bring many laughs around the Christmas tree this year!

All you have to do to become a literary star in your own right is replace the characters with your chosen names, on www.ustarnovels.com Once you're happy with your finished work, your very own Personalized Classic will be delivered straight to your door in 7 days.

Books and gift boxes, allowing the recipient to personalize their own book are available to buy from http://www.ustarnovels.com/ for $24.95.

A full list of personalized classics available from U Star Novels include:
The Importance of Being Earnest
Jane Eyre
The Three Musketeers
Black Beauty
Great Expectations
Treasure Island
Peter Pan
Little Women
Alice in Wonderland
Wizard of Oz
Pride & Prejudice
Romeo & Juliet
The Hound of The Baskervilles
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A Christmas Carol

My Thoughts:

I was given the opportunity to create a special book for my mother from U Star Novels and I can’t tell you how excited I was when I discovered they offer the timeless Christmas classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens! I knew that it would make a wonderful gift for my mother since she really loves the book and the movies and it’s a must read and watch on her list every year around the Holidays, so I immediately chose A Christmas Carol and got started making my mother the star! I can’t tell you how extremely easy it was to put our entire family into the book, I was able to add my mother as the mean old Mr. Scrooge, my husband, myself, “Bug”, my sister, my dad and one of my cousins and I’m so excited to give it to her this Christmas and I’ve already been showing it off the my dad, sister and of course Chad, my hubby!

The whole customization process was extremely quick and easy, the hardest part was who was going to play what character but it was still pretty simple since I already had an idea of who was going to be who! The book arrived very quickly and is perfect in every way! I immediately had to skim the pages and I ended up reading the entire novel and it’s so wonderful! I think it’s great to be able to place my family in such an amazing tell that has and always will be the spirit of Christmas around our home!

The novel is put together so great and I’m loving the front cover that has the title A Christmas Carol starring Our Dear Mother by Charles Dickens:

Then there is the dedication page that let me create a special message to my mother! (It’s a bit blurry because of my camera but it says: This book is dedicated to: My Mother Judy from Stephanie Chad and Zane Bug Merry Christmas Nanny! December 25th 2010!:

And then of course there is the back of the book that has put all of the names I chose into the story summery and it’s just wonderful! I don’t know if you can see it good but here is a photo of the back of the book:


Bottom Line:

I love the U Star Novel I was able to create for my mother for this holiday season and I know it’s going to be a gift she will cherish for life and I hope that it will find a special place on her bookshelf and gets lots of love! I have had such a wonderful experience with Katie and U Star Novels that I will defiantly be going back for all my future book gift needs! Not only do they offer the best Classic books but they offer the most amazing personalized gift that you could give to anybody!

If you are looking for that perfect gift to stuff your kiddo, tween, teen or other family members stocking or just want a perfect gift to let someone know you were thinking about them and not breaking your bank be sure to head on over to U Star Novels because their selection is amazing and I’m sure that you are going to find the perfect book for who you are looking for!

Connect With U Star Novels:
Follow U Star Novels on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with all the happenings and all the specials!

Buy It:
To purchase your very own personalized U Star Novel by visiting their website!

Katie and U Star Novels has offered my readers a discount code for 10% off your entire order use code: DCCARTOON

Contest Alert:

Right now if you head over to U Star Novels and visit there Win A Book page you can sign up for your chance to win your very own personalized romance novel! Books will be dispatched to five lucky winners within 28 days. Competition closes 5pm, 30 November 2010.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the book personalized A Christmas Carol mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

1 comment:

  1. I ordered a book through UStar and all I've gotten from them was a charge put through on my credit card. I ordered this book for my boyfriend for his birthday and I was told it would arrive Apr 4. It is currently Apr 11 and I still havn't received it. I have contacted them twice by email and both times all I got was a return email stating that the books are scheduled to arrive within 7-10 days. No apologies, no concerns, no attempts to do anything about it. I will never deal with this company again. They completely ruined my boyfriends birthday as I didn't have a gift for him and I sit here wondering if they will ever send me my pre-paid for, very belated gift. Satisfied customers are obviously none of their concern. I would advise people to stay away unless you want to lose your money.


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