Review: Fairy Tale · Review: Fantasy

Book Review: Chalice by Robin McKinley

Maybe this is an odd choice for the first Robin McKinley book I review, when I've already expressed what a fan I am of her books. But while I'll probably review Beauty and Rose Daughtereventually, Chalice is, I think, a better work than either of the others. Not because of the storyline, but because of… Continue reading Book Review: Chalice by Robin McKinley

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Review: Fairy Tale · Review: Fantasy

Book Review: Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier

Heart's Blood is actually a case of one retelling of Beauty and the Beast that I didn't manage to finish during that rampage. As a matter of fact, as I was running out of time I ended up putting it aside on account of how depressing Juliet Marillier can be. (I'd read Daughter of the Forest and two… Continue reading Book Review: Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier

Review: Fairy Tale · Review: Fantasy

Book Review: The Rumpelstiltskin Problem by Vivian Vande Velde

Let's backtrack for a moment to the days when I had hundreds of books of fairy tale retellings. One that impressed me the most was The Rumpelstiltskin Problem. This book comprises an introduction in which the author recounts and talks about the fairy tale itself, followed by 6 retellings of the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin. Each… Continue reading Book Review: The Rumpelstiltskin Problem by Vivian Vande Velde

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Book Review: A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson

If I continue to publish my opinions and reviews, you will definitely hear me praise Eva Ibbotson a lot. She writes like I imagine an angel would sing: pure, innocent and beautiful, making you see and love everything in the world not in spite of but with its faults. It's a talent that can't be… Continue reading Book Review: A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson