Tag: fairy tale retelling

ARC Book Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

ARC Book Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Before Cress, I was already listing The Lunar Chronicles as one of my favorite series at the moment. But Cress freaking cemented it as one of my all-time favorite series. This book. THIS BOOK. With its 560 pages. It was amazing and addictive, and by far the best of the series so far. Cress has to be pretty much my favorite character. Right from the first chapter, I was in love with her. She reminded me a lot of Clara, as Oswin, in the Asylum of the Daleks, the first episode of series 7 of Doctor Who. Nope, I can’t pass up a Doctor Who […]

Posted December 19, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 15 Comments
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Book Review: A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

Book Review: A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

A Long, Long Sleep, I don’t know how to feel about you. I feel like we maybe got off on the wrong foot, because I was expecting to be blown away by your awesomeness. With the promise of a sci-fi fairytale retelling, my mind screamed, “CINDER! MORE OF THAT OMG YES PLEASE!” But you’re not like that at all. You’re much more subtle and laid back. Rose, our Sleeping Beauty, wasn’t the easiest character to connect to. We didn’t get off to a good start. She was rather bland and sheltered, and I just wished that she would get up and be awesome and kick […]

Posted December 4, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Took me long enough to get around to this sequel, right? I’m sorryyy. But I’m here now, ready to put my piece of mind out there and reaffirm that, yes, this is an awesome book and an awesome sequel for an awesome series. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite series, guys. First off, I want to give serious praise to Marissa for her ability to create interesting, captivating characters. Introducing new (main) characters after the series has already started is quite a difficult thing. And most times, for me at least, it doesn’t work. But Scarlet is awesome. Wolf is amazing. Thorne is […]

Posted April 12, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 16 Comments
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Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (+ Audio Clip)

Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (+ Audio Clip)

Thank you forever, Marissa Meyer, for this book. Not only was it an extremely creative and enjoyable sci-fi retelling of Cinderella, but I was craving good young adult sci-fi for so long, and now I finally have found a great one. I knew about this book for a long time, kept seeing the title on Goodreads, but something just kept holding me back. Though the idea (Cinderella is a cyborg) sounded interesting, at the same time it kind of gave me chills. But being a sci-fi fan, I finally decided I should check it out. And now I only regret not having read it sooner. […]

Posted January 9, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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