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: Fairy Tale

Book Review: Padmavati by Sutapa Basu

This is a retelling of the epic poem Padmavat, told as a framed story as a modern-day reporter seeks to ascertain the truth of the poem. The following section recaps the legend, which will essentially spoil the story if you don't already know it. For a spoiler-free review, please jump to conclusions. The Legend For… Continue reading Book Review: Padmavati by Sutapa Basu

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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

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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

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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

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Book Review: Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin

I read this book two years ago, and it says something that it's taken me until now to post a review of it. It is almost painful for me to write anything about this book, because I feel that no words can do this book justice. This book is not merely a retelling of Snow… Continue reading Book Review: Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin

Review: Fairy Tale · Review: Romance

Book Review: A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James

This review contains minimal spoilers. This is a historical-ish Cinderella retelling. If you've seen the movie Ever After, it's like that, except it's a book. This version's Cinderella (whose name is Katherine, Kate for short) is angry, and has become adept at managing her anger. Kate's stepmother has squandered the fortune of Kate's father's estate on… Continue reading Book Review: A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James

Review: Fairy Tale

Book Review: Hamster Princess Series by Ursula Vernon

There will be spoilers for the first book in this review, as well as mentions of events in subsequent books. Summary In this excellent reimagination of fairy tales set in the rodent kingdom, Harriet the hamster princess deals with curses, fairies, and many a rodent who doesn't want to get married. Harriet herself has been… Continue reading Book Review: Hamster Princess Series by Ursula Vernon