Tag: beauty and the beast

Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2016

Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2016

August 2016: TWENTY-FIVE Usually I take this moment to talk about how a month flew by. August, however, felt like it was 3 months long, because I swear, I did SO MANY THINGS. So be prepared, guys. This one’s a doozy. August Reads Books Read: Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett Run by Kody Keplinger P.S. I Like You by Kasie West Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan Make It Right by Megan Erickson The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury Make It Last […]

Posted September 1, 2016 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments
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Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

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 that some of those hyped thoughts would have faded from my mind. So ultimately though I won’t praise this book as utter perfection, I think it is a brilliant book that is worth reading. Just.. maybe not quite at all-of-the-feels level. Uprooted is another fantasy take on […]

Posted September 16, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Ever since I read Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass, I knew that she was an author to keep up with. This woman is a storytelling master, creating such awesome characters, plots, and worlds that you just can’t help falling in love with. With each book of hers that I read, my love expands even more, and A Court of Thorns and Roses cements her as one of my all-time favorite authors. This creative Beauty and the Beast retelling is an absolute treat. A Court of Thorns and Roses is brilliant as a retelling. I wasn’t quite expecting it to stick so close to the […]

Posted July 16, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

ARC Book Review: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

Show me a book with an absolutely stunning cover and tell me it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling, and that book will go to the TOP of my wishlist. Such was the case with Beastkeeper. This middle grade fairy tale retelling is an absolute delight from start to finish. What struck me about Beastkeeper right away was that, BOY, Cat Hellisen knows how to write. Her world building and storytelling abilities are just top notch. She creates a setting with so much atmosphere that it just sucks you straight into the story and you never want to leave. Her take on Beauty and the […]

Posted February 5, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

ARC Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty absolutely blew me away. So much so that roughly a week later, I’m still too speechless to write a review. I don’t know how to talk about this book without gushing. How to express in words just how much I loved it. But here we go. I will make a valiant effort. That promo comparison “Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast”? Yeah, forget that. That’s not going to work for this book. If anything, it’s Greek mythology meets Beauty and the Beast. Though I have not yet read Graceling, I feel like many other readers were kind of deceived with the comparison. This […]

Posted January 20, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 15 Comments
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