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
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
This is a rendition of thebrokeandthebookish.com’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