Genre: Retelling

Divider

DNF Review: RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

DNF Review: RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

December 9, 2017 Review 12 DNF

2017 has been a strange year in that I’ve DNFed two books this year. Normally I’m surprised if I DNF one. Both books were DNFed for the same reason: boredom. Unlike my last DNF, I didn’t find the characters irritating but I was struggling to get into the plot. ROSEBLOOD is a Phantom of the Opera retelling and I feel like […]

Divider

5 Things About Crimson Bound By Rosamund Hodge

5 Things About Crimson Bound By Rosamund Hodge

November 23, 2016 Review 26 ★★★★

Fairy Tale Retelling Retellings are some of the great comfort reads I love to pick up when I’m stressed all struggling. I love being able to not only visit a familiar tale, but also explore a new take on it. CRIMSON BOUND is a bit of a mix of Red Riding Hood elements with some Hansel and Gretel influences, but […]

Divider

5 Things About Uprooted by Naomi Novik

5 Things About Uprooted by Naomi Novik

May 8, 2016 Review 24 ★★★½

It reminded me of Juliet Marillier novels… but not as magical I enjoyed UPROOTED. But the entire time I was reading it I couldn’t help but start comparing it to Juliet Mariller’s novels, particularly HEART’S BLOOD, because the story is similar in style and plot. Unfortunately for Uprooted, it couldn’t even begin to compare to the level Juliet Mariller has set […]

Divider

Review: Thorn by Intisar Khanani

Review: Thorn by Intisar Khanani

May 2, 2016 Review 22 ★★★★

When I saw THORN on Netgalley I had to request it because I’d heard so many good things about it and it’s hard to say no to a fairy tale retelling. I can confirm that breaking my requesting ban was a good idea for this book.  THORN is a solid retelling of the goose girl fairy tale. It has all […]

Divider

5 Things About Winter by Marissa Meyer

5 Things About Winter by Marissa Meyer

February 20, 2016 Review 38 ★★★★½

A massive conclusion (literally) WINTER is the final book in The Lunar Chronicles which is one of my favourite sci fi series and at 823 pages, it truly is a massive conclusion. The entire series has been so much fun, but things were definitely stepped up in this finale. The characters had to face bigger challenges they’ve ever encountered so […]

Divider

Divider

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

July 10, 2015 Review 52 ★★★★½

Well, you’ve probably seen plenty of reviews for A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by now so I will make this quick: read it if you haven’t already. Glorious characters are glorious, Maas writes an amazing cast as usual and there is really nothing bad I have to say about the characters. Also as per usual, I ended up with […]

Divider