Book Review: A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow

A Mirror Mended Author: Alix E. HarrowSeries: Fractured Fables, book 2Publisher: Tordotcom (June 14, 2022)Hardcover, 144 pagesFantasy, fairy tale retellingsGoodreads Summary Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty, is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you’ve rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you’ve gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made …

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Book Review: Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher

Nettle & Bone Author: T. KingfisherPublisher: Tor Books (April 26, 2022)Hardcover, 245 pagesFantasyGoodreads Summary After years of seeing her sisters suffer at the hands of an abusive prince, Marra—the shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter—has finally realized that no one is coming to their rescue. No one, except for Marra herself. Seeking help from a powerful gravewitch, …

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Book Review: Alice in Kyoto Forest, Vol. 1 by Mai Mochizuki

Alice in Kyoto Forest, Vol. 1 Author: Mai MochizukiIllustrator: Haruki NiwaPublisher: TOKYOPOP (April 19, 2022)Paperback, 192 pagesComics & Graphic Novels, MangaGoodreads Summary Orphaned at a young age, Alice has lived with her aunt for most of her childhood. But her uncle is abusive and resentful, and at fifteen years old, Alice decides to return home …

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Book Review: Sugar and Snow by Irene Davis

Sugar and Snow Author: Irene DavisSeries: Marie and the Mouse King, book 1Publisher: ? (November 18, 2021)Kindle editionRomance, Fantasy romanceGoodreads Summary The Nutcracker is back—but so is the Mouse King, and now she must choose between them...No one believes Marie’s story about her magical journey with the Nutcracker Prince. She’s even started to doubt it …

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Book Review: If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy

If the Shoe Fits Author: Julie MurphySeries: Meant to Be, book 1Publisher: Hyperion Avenue (August 3, 2021)Paperback, 304 pagesRomance, New Adult Romance, Retelling (Cinderella)Goodreads Summary If the shoe doesn’t fit, maybe it’s time to design your own. Cindy loves shoes. A well-placed bow or a chic stacked heel is her form of self-expression. As a …

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Book Review: When You Wish Upon a Duke by Charis Michaels

When You Wish Upon a Duke Author: Charis MichaelsSeries: Awakened by a Kiss, book 2Publisher: Avon (August 24, 2021)Mass Market Paperback, 384 pagesRomance, Adult Historical RomanceGoodreads Summary All it takes... After a childhood spent cavorting around Europe with a dangerous crowd, Miss Isobel Tinker has parlayed her experience and language skills into a safe, reliable …

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Book Review: Punderworld Vol. 1 by Linda Šejić

Punderworld Author: Linda ŠejićSeries: Punderworld, volume 1Publisher: Image Comics (August 31, 2021)Paperback, 176 pagesComics & Graphic Novels, Romance, FantasyGoodreads Summary Hades and Persephone's love-struck misadventures. The classic tale of Greek mythology, but 100% more awkwardly relatable. Hades is the officious, antisocial ruler of the Underworld; Persephone, daughter of Demeter, is an earth goddess of growth …

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Book Review: The Shadow in the Glass by J.J.A. Harwood

The Shadow in the Glass Author: J.J.A. HarwoodPublisher: HarperVoyager (May 4, 2021)Hardcover, 416 pagesFantasy, Adult Dark Fantasy, Gothic HorrorGoodreads Summary Once upon a time Ella had wished for more than her life as a lowly maid. Now forced to work hard under the unforgiving, lecherous gaze of the man she once called stepfather, Ella’s only …

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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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