Posts Tagged: Retelling

5 Things about Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

5 Things about Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

February 21, 2018 Review 8 ★★½

Another Queen of Hearts Retelling There was a big trend of these for a bit not long ago. Or at least, it felt like there was. The only other one I can think of is HEARTLESS (which, to be fair, was released after QUEEN OF HEARTS). But anyway, in this novel it wasn’t too clear this was exactly a villain […]

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5 Things About Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott

5 Things About Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott

January 27, 2018 Review 12 ★★★★

An accidental reread When I first started this audiobook it felt awfully familiar. Turns out when I checked Goodreads I’d already marked this book as read way back in 2012. I’d even reviewed it! From the sounds of it I’d thought it was an okay read but it had been so long I was curious to see if my thoughts […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Review: Ensnared by A.G. Howard

Review: Ensnared by A.G. Howard

March 6, 2016 Review 16 ★★★★

Wow. ALL the feels. It took me forever to finally pick up and read ENSNARED. Interestingly enough, I actually wasn’t going to finish this series because it had been so long but boy, am I glad I did. I can’t deny there were issues with this finale but my enjoyment ranks higher. Read more »

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