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: Historical Fiction

Book Review: Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

This is a story about Ayla, a Cro-Magnon human, who is adopted into a clan of Neanderthals at the age of five. I first discovered this book in 2013, in a 2-for-a-euro box at my local British library. I had recently moved, and as often happens after a move, I was beginning to make myself… Continue reading Book Review: Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

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