Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Reviewer: J

I am completely blown away by this stunning debut novel! Seriously, if you haven’t read this yet, get on it!

Cruel Beauty is such a clever retelling of the familiar fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. 184 more words

Lakes and Liars: Deconstructing a Retelling

I tend to have a slightly prickly relationship with myths and legends, probably because I’ve read too many of them. My feelings about King Arthur and his knights are pretty muddy since on the one hand it’s this grand sweeping drama with knights and quests and sorceresses – these are a few of my favourite things – plus the Arthurian legends have inspired a remarkable number of fantasy books and what’s possibly my favourite poem ever, Tennyson’s The Lady of Shallott. 4,784 more words

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Maps

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created be gingerreadslainey on YouTube. The Goodreads group page can be found here.

I really enjoyed putting together this list. 306 more words


Top Ten Fairy Tale Retellings

This is a rendition of’s Top Ten Tuesday. Fairy Tale retellings are a love of mine, so this topic really excites me!  However, I have some pretty strict rules for what counts as a retelling and what gets too far away, what’s more of a sequel, what’s just a reference…  It made a lot of these choices rather difficult to make. 128 more words

Book Discussion

Top Ten Fairy Tale Retellings

It’s almost like this post was made for me! I love fairy tale retellings! Plus it goes along perfectly with the Lunar Chronicles Read-along that started this month. 483 more words


Today’s post from the ladies of the B&B is about fairy tale retellings. It’s supposed to be a list of our favourites, but I don’t know if I have ten that I would rank as faves.

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