Book Review: Malice by Heather Walter

Malice Author: Heather WalterSeries: (Untitled), book 1Publisher: Del Ray (April 13, 2021)Hardcover, 496 pagesFantasy, Young Adult Dark FantasyGoodreads Summary Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love’s kiss.You’ve heard this before, …

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Book Review: Jolene by Mercedes Lackey

Jolene Author: Mercedes LackeySeries: Elemental Masters, book 15Publisher: DAW (December 1, 2020)Hardcover, 320 pagesFantasy, Fairy tale retellingsGoodreads Summary The beloved Elemental Masters series moves to America for the first time in a rich retelling of The Queen of the Copper Mountain, set against the backdrop of Tennessee coal country. Anna May Jones is the daughter …

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Book Review: The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska

The Dark Tide Author: Alicia Jasinska Series: The Dark Tide, book 1 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire (August 4, 2020) Hardcover, 336 pages YA Fantasy, Fairy tale retellings, LGBTQIA Goodreads Summary Every year on St. Walpurga's Eve, Caldella's Witch Queen lures a boy back to her palace. An innocent life to be sacrificed on the full moon to …

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Book Review: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Cinderella is Dead Author: Kalynn Bayron Publisher: Bloomsbury YA (August 6, 2020) Paperback, 400 pages YA Fantasy Goodreads Summary It's 200 years since Cinderella found her prince, but the fairytale is over. Sophia knows the story though, off by heart. Because every girl has to recite it daily, from when she's tiny until the night …

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Review: House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

House of Salt and Sorrows Author: Erin A. Craig Publisher: Delacorte (August 6, 2019) Hardcover, 416 pages YA Fantasy, YA Horror, Fairy Tale Retellings Goodreads     |     Amazon Summary In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed. Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, …

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Blitz: Kingdom of Sand and Wishes (Giveaway)

Kingdom of Sand & Wishes: A Limited Edition Collection of Aladdin Retellings Publication date: May 24th 2019 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult Aladdin, but not as you remember it…. On the dusty streets, around the bustling bazaars, being overlooked by a Sultan’s Palace was a land. A land of magic, secrets and treasures buried …

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Blog Tour: Into the Madness by A.K. Koonce (Review, Giveaway)

Into the Madness Author: A.K. Koonce Series: The Villainous Wonderland Series, book 1 Publisher: A.K. Koonce (May 14, 2019) eBook, 245 pages Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle READ FOR FREE ON KU! Summary I didn’t fall into a place of wonder and madness. I was taken. This world is a perfect, enchanting wonderland. The people here are just as alluring. But …

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Discussion: Cyrano de Bergerac retellings (in print and film)

The Guthrie is doing a run of Cyrano de Bergerac, which is my absolutely MOST FAVORITE PLAY, and I really want to go to it! Fittingly, Netflix also just released a movie that's a modern day teenage rom-com retelling of Cyrano as well, and so this post was born!! I don't know why Cyrano de Bergerac (written by Edmond Rostand) …

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