Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Coral by Sara Ella

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. Coral has always been different, standing out from her mermaid sisters in a society where blending in is key. Worse yet, she … Continue reading Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Coral by Sara Ella

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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 Friday Favorite Five: Fairytale Retellings

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

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

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: Spinning Silk by T. Cook