Five Word Reviews

Ok, I am VERY late with these mini reviews for October, but in my defense…I have no defense. Time is somehow both moving painfully slowly and incredibly fast. Do you ever have that feeling? October was a busy month for me with audiobooks and sequels. Check out what I’ve been reading and see if anything strikes your fancy! Continue reading “Five Word Reviews”

5 Beauty & the Beast Retellings

It’s #fairytalefridays! I am so excited because today we are going to look at one of my absolute favorite stories, Beauty & the Beast. As a child, I was obsessed with Belle and loved the movie, even though I was petrified that the Beast would hop out of the VHS and kidnap me. For this reason, IContinue reading “5 Beauty & the Beast Retellings”

The Bone Shard Daughter

The leader of the Phoenix Empire is more interested in carving magic symbols into skull shards to create powerful constructs than he is in ruling his people. Lin, his daughter, is desperately seeking his approval and attempting to reclaim her lost memories. Jovis, a smuggler, accidentally becomes a folk hero by smuggling kids away from theContinue reading “The Bone Shard Daughter”

These Hollow Vows

When her little sister is sold to faerie slave traders, Brie sets out to find her in the Unseelie court. In order to save her sister, she makes a deal with the evil king Mordeus to steal three magical artifacts from the Seelie court and must infiltrate the court by posing as a potential bride for the faerie prince.  Torn between three opposingContinue reading “These Hollow Vows”

5 Little Red Riding Hood Retellings

Welcome back to #fairytalefridays! Little Red Riding Hood has recently seen a surge in retellings, I’ve noticed, and I’m here to devour them all. I love the dark takes that people have on what is already a pretty dark story! If you’re ready for a little grittiness in your story, these retellings fit the bill.  The Girl in Red by ChristinaContinue reading “5 Little Red Riding Hood Retellings”

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”

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”

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”

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”