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


Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: Beastkeeper

There’s nothing like a Wednesday for thinking about the books we want to read! My Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday post is linking up with two fabulous book memes, Wishlist Wednesday (hosted by… 338 more words

To Read

While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell

We all know the tale of Sleeping Beauty, the princess who was cursed to prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die unless awoken by love’s true kiss. 575 more words

Book Reviews

#Diversiverse Review: Intisar Khanani - Thorn

My first read for Aarti’s A More Diverse Universe challenge can be declared a success. I am still very careful with self-published titles but if enough recommendations float my way, I usually give the book in question a try. 1,261 more words


Book Review: Boy, Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

“We’re friendly toward strangers because of a general belief (I don’t know where it comes from) that we’re born strangers and that the memory of how that feels never really leaves us.” …

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First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday (36)

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. Simply share the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or thinking about reading soon. 119 more words