Emma Donoghue - Kissing the Witch

Because of the Dumbledore’s Army readathon, my first book of the year was a fantastic and diverse read. I chose this book first because it’s short and I needed to start 2017 with a feeling of success. 905 more words

Fantasy

Everland

Author: Wendy Spinale

Genre: Fantasy/Romance/Fiction

Series: Everland

Blog is by: Paige Newberry

Summary

The Bloodred Queen of Germany bombed England releasing a deadly virus one year ago. 379 more words

Young Adult

Heartless

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: Fantasy/Romance/Juvenile fiction

Series: None

Blog is by: Paige Newberry

Summary

Catherine Pinkerton is probably the most desired girl in all of Wonderland, even the King is vying for her affections. 456 more words

Young Adult

Review - Valor

Valor – ed. Isabelle Melançon and Megan Lavey-Heaton

Fairylogue Press, 2015

What’s in a name? Maybe a secret, maybe a spell. In this anthology of fairy tale retellings, you’ll have to run fast to escape the masquerade, and hold onto your courage to break a terrible curse. 111 more words

Reviews

Review: Spinning Starlight by R. C. Lewis

Spinning Starlight is a sci-fi retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Wild Swans”, a fairy tale I was admittedly unfamiliar with. If you’ve been reading my many retellings reviews lately, you’ll know that I definitely read the synopsis before reading this one. 401 more words

Fiction

Sarah Porter - Vassa in the Night

I am so glad that one of the last books I read in 2016 was this weird, atmospheric modern twist on Russian fairy tales. It’s by no means a perfect book but I fell in love with Sarah Porter’s ideas and the way she incorporates fairy tale elements into a world sort of like our own, just more magical. 919 more words

Fantasy

Review: Rules of Ever After by Killian B. Brewer

I loved this book. I read it as my small press book for 12 Days of Diversity Retellings Readathon. It’s an LGBTQIA retelling of The Princess and the Pea… 502 more words

Fiction