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 →

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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 →

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: 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 →

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 →

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