ARC Review: How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen

How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen My rating: 3 of 5 stars Fantasy legend Jane Yolen presents a wide-ranging offering of fractured fairy tales. Yolen fractures the classics to reveal their crystalline secrets, holding them to the light and presenting them entirely transformed; where a spinner of straw into gold becomes a … Continue reading ARC Review: How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen

ARC Review: Banished by Betsy Schow

Banished by Betsy Schow My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars While lying in the hospital in a place called Kansas, Princess Dorthea of Emerald struggles to regain her memory of the events that propelled her out of the land of Story—and to remember how to get home. Meanwhile, in Story, Rexi, with the help of … Continue reading ARC Review: Banished by Betsy Schow

Review: Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy by Ameriie

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy by Ameriie My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains' points of view. These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like "Medusa," Sherlock Holmes, and … Continue reading Review: Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy by Ameriie

ARC Review: Beheld

Beheld by Alex Flinn My rating: 3 of 5 stars Release date: January 10, 2017 Being a powerful witch, Kendra has survived it all. Since she first beheld James over three hundred years ago, Kendra has tangled with witch hunters and wolves, helped a miller’s daughter spin straw into gold, cowered in London as German … Continue reading ARC Review: Beheld

Review: The Maiden Thief

The Maiden Thief by Melissa Marr My rating: 4 of 5 stars “The Maiden Thief” by Melissa Marr is a dark fantasy novelette about a teenager whose town is plagued by the annual disappearances of girls and young women. Her father blames her when one of her sisters is one of the taken. The Maiden … Continue reading Review: The Maiden Thief

ARC Review: The Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine My rating: 4 of 5 stars Release date: February 23, 2016 A dark epic fantasy, inspired by the tale of Snow White, about an exiled princess hunted by a spelled prince who must defeat the dangerous and powerful evil queen enslaving her kingdom To say I was excited for … Continue reading ARC Review: The Shadow Queen

ARC Review: The Golden Braid

The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Release date: November 17, 2015 Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things … Continue reading ARC Review: The Golden Braid

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas My rating: 5 of 5 stars No mortal would dare venture beyond the borders of their world to Prythian, a forbidden kingdom of faeries. But Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill, and when she spots a deer being pursued by a … Continue reading Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Review: Mirrored

Mirrored by Alex Flinn My rating: 4 of 5 stars Celine’s life is the stuff fairy tales are made of. She’s beautiful, talented, and brave. Unfortunately, her tale comes complete with a wicked stepmother! When Violet steps into Celine’s life, everything changes and weird things begin to happen to her—bizarre accidents, strange illnesses, and rabid … Continue reading Review: Mirrored

Review: Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales

Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales by Paula Guran My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fairytale retellings in an anthology - I was so drawn in by it. I have read anthologies before, but I don't think any retelling-based ones. So, while it took me some time to finish it, thanks to some slow … Continue reading Review: Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Recommend To A YA newbie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten. This week's theme is book recommendations to X person - the person could be your choice. According to me, reading lists are very personal and you can't always predict what a person … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Recommend To A YA newbie