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: 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

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

Review: Children's Fiction · Review: Fairy Tale · Review: Fantasy

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

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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

Essays · Review: Fairy Tale

On Adaptation: Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin

Most of us are aware by now that Disney has recognized the marketable interest in fairy tale retellings. Now, when talking about Disney's Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast, we must ask, "Which one?" Now, first of all: I'm not at all opposed to this trend. If you're new to this blog, hello, welcome, please… Continue reading On Adaptation: Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin