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Mircalla, Millarca, Millcara: The Many Lives Of Carmilla

Predating Bram Stoker’ Dracula, Carmilla is the ultimate gothic vampire tale—stylish, menacing, sensual, and spellbinding

You are mine, you shall be mine, you and I are one for ever.

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Unhinged (Splintered#2)

How did I get it?:
I bought it!

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Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. 465 more words

Book Reviews

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett versus The Humming Room by Ellen Potter

The Humming Room
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
Source: Personal Copy

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett was first published in serial format before being collected as a novel in 1911. 1,654 more words


Growing Beyond its Roots: Reviewing Donna Jo Napoli’s Zel

The prolific Donna Jo Napoli has authored dozens of books for children, from picture books to young adult novels, and has harboured a particular passion for retellings of fairy tales. 760 more words


Mira Mirror

By Mette Ivie Harrison

Abandoned by her parents, and then apprenticed to a witch, Mira is captivated by the other young apprentice, who adopts her as a sister. 106 more words


The Missing Queen: Retelling the Ramayana

It has been ten years since Ram’s return from fallen Lanka. Ayodhya is shining. Ayodhya is prosperous. But darkness lurks at the heart of the victrorious regime.

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Sisters dear and nothing alike: Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson

Let’s start with the original tale: Charles Perrault’s “Toads and Diamonds.” This fairy tale, as in so many others, begins with three women: a widow and her two daughters. 2,052 more words