Genre: Fairy Tale Retelling

Book Review: Spinning Thorns by Anna Sheehan

Book Review: Spinning Thorns by Anna Sheehan

Book Reviews | March 12, 2016

Fair is fair, although I wasn’t completely in love with Sheehan’s first book A Long, Long Sleep, I decided to give her another shot with Spinning Thorns. Though it’s ANOTHER Sleeping Beauty retelling, that’s one of my favorite fairy tales. And with this cute of a cover, I could hardly resist. But in this case… I wish I […]

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ARC Book Review: Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas

ARC Book Review: Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas

Book Reviews | February 28, 2016

If we haven’t spoken in a year, you may not have noticed the intense love I’ve been consistently proclaiming for A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas. But boy. I love that book. It’s so thoughtful and unique – and though there wasn’t a lot of action, I was completely swept up in the main character and her voice. […]

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ARC Book Review: The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

ARC Book Review: The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

Book Reviews | February 6, 2016

I’m a glutton for three things: fairy tale retellings, beautiful covers, and high fantasies that come with maps. So, obviously, I couldn’t help myself when it came to The Shadow Queen – also since this is an author who gets quite a bit of hype but I had yet to read. There were parts of this book that […]

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Book Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Book Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Book Reviews | February 3, 2016

Ever since I first read Cinder, almost three years ago, I knew that this series would likely be one of my all-time favorites. Now here we are. The end of the road. And I was not wrong. At a whopping 824 pages, your first thought upon opening Winter may rightfully be, “Holy crap this book is massive.” That […]

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Book Review: Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Book Review: Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Book Reviews | November 21, 2015

Having read and very much enjoyed Haddix’s Shadow Children series when I was younger, when Just Ella was selected as our next book club pick, I was all for it! I mean, my history with the author aside, I very much enjoy fairy tale retellings anyway and the newly redesigned cover took my breath away. But, in the […]

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Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Book Reviews | September 16, 2015

Uprooted is one of those books that had a pretty quiet release, but then a massive tidal wave of hype in the book blogging community. People who know me probably know that hype and I aren’t exactly friends. And I feel like the book would have benefited if I waited a year or so to read this, so […]

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ARC Book Review: Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

ARC Book Review: Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

Book Reviews | August 8, 2015

I am a huge fan of fairy tale retellings, steampunk, and beautiful book covers, so as soon as Mechanica appeared on my radar, I simply had to have it. And the results are… mixed. We had a slow start, some shining moments, and then a very wince-worthy ending. So Mechanica retells Cinderella in a way that will be […]

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ARC Book Review: Valiant by Sarah McGuire

ARC Book Review: Valiant by Sarah McGuire

Book Reviews | May 20, 2015

When I first heard about Valiant, a fairy tale retelling with gender bending set at court and involving battles with giants, I knew I had to have this book in my life. It had so many of my favorite things that I couldn’t resist. And while I’m late in reviewing the book because the release date was moved […]

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