Book Review: Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

Summary:   There is a Wild Man who lives in the deep quiet of Greenhollow, and he listens to the wood. Tobias, tethered to the forest, does not dwell on his past life, but he lives a perfectly unremarkable existence with his cottage, his cat, and his dryads. When Greenhollow Hall acquires a handsome, intensely … Continue reading Book Review: Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

Book Review: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

Summary: I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both. I am the Beast. The day I was cursed to this wretched existence was the day I was saved—although it did not feel so at the time. My redemption sprung from contemptible roots; I am not proud of what I did the day her father … Continue reading Book Review: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

Audiobook Review: Beautiful by Juliet Marillier #20booksofsummer

  I'm going to do something a little different with this review and put my summary and thoughts together since, being an audible original, this is a different kind of a book in a way. From what I gather, Beautiful is either an off-shoot of a previous story or an expansion of a previous story … Continue reading Audiobook Review: Beautiful by Juliet Marillier #20booksofsummer

Book Review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Summary: Fall in love, break the curse. It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at … Continue reading Book Review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Friday Favorite Five: Fairytale Retellings

For previous posts and future FFF topics check out my Friday Favorite Five page here. Favorite Five Fairytale Retellings I really love a great retelling of a fairytale. Whether it's retelling the tale straight forwardly, adding some new twist, or it's only marginally recognizable as the original story, there are so many interesting ways to … Continue reading Friday Favorite Five: Fairytale Retellings

Book Review: In The Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard

Summary: In a ruined, devastated world, where the earth is poisoned and beings of nightmares roam the land... A woman, betrayed, terrified, sold into indenture to pay her village's debts and struggling to survive in a spirit world. A dragon, among the last of her kind, cold and aloof but desperately trying to make a … Continue reading Book Review: In The Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard

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