Review: Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke

Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: bought
Publication Date: October 14th 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary… 980 more words


The Healer's Apprentice

The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson is one of those rare and special books that promises to be amazing the moment you set eyes on them and then follows through in spades! 561 more words

Book Reviews

Tear You Apart (Beau Rivage) by Sarah Cross

This retelling of Snow White has not managed to enamour me to the genre of modern fairytales. The concept was interesting but I did find it hard to wrap my head around at times. 166 more words


'Cabs leave at midnight': Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

Blogging hiatuses (hiatii?) are not good for anyone. Including myself. I apparently go quite insane if I don’t scribble down my thoughts about things literary and sundry. 653 more words


In which I barely scratch the surface.

I love a good fairy tale retelling. I love the way these stories’ familiar elements—an apple for a Snow White story, long hair for Rapunzel—give us just enough information to recognize them, and to expect certain things from the retelling. 338 more words

Bad Guys

Fairy Tale Retelling: Marissa Meyer - Scarlet

It’s been a few years since I read Cinder – the fact that I’ve waited so long to continue the series speaks volumes. While Meyer’s Cinderella retelling was fun and added an interesting twist (Cyborg Cinderella!), the writing was lacking on many levels. 1,020 more words


Waiting on Wednesday - Atlantia

This Wednesday, I’m waiting on…

Title:  Atlantia
Author:  Ally Condie
Publish Date:  October 28, 2014
Genre:  Dystopian

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamed of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. 237 more words