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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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Introspection and Review: Fairy Tales Retold Series by Jamie Campbell

Ten years ago, I ordered every single fairy tale retelling that I could find through my university's interlibrary loan system over what I knew would be my last summer in an English-speaking country for a long time. The books numbered more than a hundred, but less than two hundred. The resulting reading binge resulted in… Continue reading Introspection and Review: Fairy Tales Retold Series by Jamie Campbell

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Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Yes, I was always going to find another version of Beauty and the Beast to gush over, eventually. Here goes. The Story The Gentle Lord makes bargains with the mortals of Arcadia. Everyone knows that those bargains always come at a terrible price. Nyx's betrothal to the Gentle Lord was an outcome of one such… Continue reading Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

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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