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

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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: 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

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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: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

This review is as spoiler-free as I can make it. However, as it is impossible to discuss this story without giving away the progression of the first sections of the story, I highly recommend simply picking up the book and starting to read. Summary Lazlo is a nobody—an orphan and librarian who has only one… Continue reading Book Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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Book Review: Beheld by Alex Flinn

I'm not sure if I'm growing into Alex Flinn with age, or if her books are developing into works that are more to my taste with time. Either way, I enjoyed this. It's my second favorite of her books, after Bewitched (but I also adored that book, so it would be hard to top). Beheld… Continue reading Book Review: Beheld by Alex Flinn

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Book Review: East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Carole Bellacera

This is one of the most unconventional and brilliant ways of retelling a fairy tale that I've ever seen. I feel the need to preface my summary with this statement, because I know that the summary alone will alienate some people—I would have been one of those people, had I not had a passion for… Continue reading Book Review: East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Carole Bellacera

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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