Review: Romance · Review: Teen Fiction

Book Review: The Alpha and His Ace by Ana J Phoenix

An Uncomfortable Preface... Often LGBTQ books that contain some traumatic or triggering element will contain some warnings in reviews. This should be no surprise—if you are unused to seeing yourself on the pages of a book, the triggering elements of a story that echoes your pain can be that much stronger. This book was my… Continue reading Book Review: The Alpha and His Ace by Ana J Phoenix

Review: Fairy Tale

Book Review: The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James

This review will contain spoilers of specifics of the first third of the book, and for the general plot structure of the rest of the book. This was a complete flop for me. I finished it, but it was a mess—from the portrayal of a mentally handicapped character to the numerous deus ex machinae used to… Continue reading Book Review: The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James

Review: Mythology

Book Review: The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

This story is a retelling of the Indian mythological epic the Ramayana, told from the perspective of the titular Rama's wife Sita. This is less a review of the book itself, and more about my history with the Ramayana and why this book meant so much to me. I was a child visiting family when… Continue reading Book Review: The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Review: Fairy Tale · Review: Memoir

Book Review: Rotten Rapunzel by Anita Valle

The following review contains minimal spoilers for Rotten Rapunzel, but will spoil the previous installments in the series. This is the culmination of the Dark Fairy Tale Queen series—so far, at least. As a fairy tale fanatic, this installment is the highlight of the series. This is not a series where one after another fairy tales… Continue reading Book Review: Rotten Rapunzel by Anita Valle

Review: Fairy Tale · Review: Romance

Book Review: When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James

This review contains minimal spoilers. I had in fact seen this cover many a time, and never picked it up. The main reason was that the description sounded like a historical romance, but the cover depicted a lady with a lion. I've become somewhat disillusioned of beauty and the beast retellings over the years. For… Continue reading Book Review: When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James

Review: Fairy Tale

Book Review: Sneaky Snow White by Anita Valle

This novella is the sequel to Sinful Cinderella, and holds up some of the best aspects of that novella. This review contains spoilers. Cinderella, though she is in the role of the evil queen, surprisingly remains somewhat morally ambiguous: not a straightforwardly evil character, but a character with a darkness to her nature, who only… Continue reading Book Review: Sneaky Snow White by Anita Valle