5 Cinderella Retellings

Alright, I just watched A Cinderella Story and I feel inspired to take on Cinderella for #fairytalefridays this week. If you’ve not watched the movie, it is delightfully cheesy and a perfect trip down memory lane for millennials (hello IM screen name nostalgia). If you’d rather get your retelling in book form, give one ofContinue reading “5 Cinderella Retellings”

Velvet Was the Night

Leonora has gone missing and everyone wants to find her for the incriminating photographs she may have taken during a political riot. Maite, a woman obsessed with romance comics, gets swept up in the search for Leonora after she is left caring for her cat. Elvis, a member of the Hawks, a group of goonsContinue reading “Velvet Was the Night”

5 Sleeping Beauty Retellings

We’re back for another installment of #fairytalefridays! Today, we’re going to look at a few retellings of Sleeping Beauty. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman: A brave young queen sets out to rescue an enchanted maiden who is not quite what she seems in this compelling, richly illustrated story. Malice by Heather Walter:Continue reading “5 Sleeping Beauty Retellings”

Poems for Hispanic Heritage Month

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! This month is a time to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx people to the world. One great way of doing this is by reading books by Hispanic authors. To celebrate, I’ve been picking up poetry collections written by Hispanic or Latinx writers. And, as always, I thinkContinue reading “Poems for Hispanic Heritage Month”

Sisters of the Snake

Ria and Rani, a street thief and a princess, discover that they are identical twins separated at birth. After growing up as an orphan, Ria is desperate to find out the truth about her family. Rani, a princess craving freedom, is on the hunt for an all-powerful stone that could save the kingdom from war.Continue reading “Sisters of the Snake”

5 Snow White Retellings

I love fairytale retellings. I like the nostalgia I feel reading a familiar storyline, but I definitely want a new and exciting twist that takes the familiar into the unknown. I read fairytales voraciously, so I’m excited to share some of my favorites with you on #fairytalefridays. Today, we’re going to explore some fun, futuristic,Continue reading “5 Snow White Retellings”

The Dead and the Dark

Something dark is living under the surface of Snakebite, Oregon. Logan, the daughter of two paranormal investigators, has been dragged to her dads’ old hometown to investigate a case. When she gets to Snakebite, she finds an insular community that doesn’t take kindly to her queer family disrupting the norm. And, after her family arrivesContinue reading “The Dead and the Dark”

Five Word Reviews

Sometimes it’s best to keep things short and sweet! For sequels and audiobooks, I don’t love writing full reviews. With sequels, I find it too hard to write reviews that don’t give away the plot of previous books and don’t involve a lot of recap. With audiobooks, I often have no clue how to spellContinue reading “Five Word Reviews”

Firekeeper’s Daughter

Daunis Fontaine lives at the intersection of two worlds. Her mother is white and her father was Ojibwe. She’s passionate about her Ojibwe community and yearns for official citizenship in the Sault tribe. So, when her community sees a series of drug-related deaths, Daunis uses her knowledge of chemistry and traditional plants to begin lookingContinue reading “Firekeeper’s Daughter”