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

Summary:   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 money-changer and the big bad wolf retires to a nursing home. Rediscover the... Continue Reading →

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts. Fall in love, break the curse. It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful... Continue Reading →

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts. Fantasy legend Jane Yolen (The Emerald Circus, The Devil’s Arithmetic) delights with this effortlessly wide-ranging offering of fractured fairy tales. Yolen fractures... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Spinning Silk by T. Cook

Summary: A weaver’s genius ignites the jealousy of her peers, the possessiveness of her mill’s proprietress and the hopes of an unborn nation. Furi knows she was born to create, but the fabric of her life otherwise weaves mysteries. These things are more than they appear: Shin, the gardener, with his unlikely power over life... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

A Crown of Wishes is a YA fantasy that explores themes of self-identity and love that is wonderfully written by Roshani Chokshi. The book is set in the same universe as The Star-Touched Queen but it is not a direct sequel and follows the story of Maya's little sister, Guari. Despite her fierce reputation as... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier

Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier is a Celtic take on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. From Goodreads: Whistling Tor is a place of secrets, a mysterious, wooded hill housing the crumbling fortress of a chieftain whose name is spoken throughout the district in tones of revulsion and bitterness. A curse lies over... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Blackthorn and Grim series by Juliet Marillier

I listened to these books on audio late last year and fell in love with the characters so much that I marathoned all three of these pretty much back to back. I'd read one of Juliet Marillier's books before, but that was a long time ago. I'm regretting not reading more of her work and... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

I first heard about this book on twitter, where another author was tweeting very passionately about it and I thought 'dang, I have to pick this up'. I checked it out and the premise intrigued me--Victorian missionaries go into the lands of the fae to spread the good word. But it's not really about that.... Continue Reading →

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