Posts Tagged: Fairy Tale Retelling

Mar 27
Review: Grim by Christine Johnson

Review: Grim by Christine Johnson

Fairy tale retellings probably work best when you have a familiarity with the source material.  Unfortunately, I’ve only read a few of Brothers Grimm’s original fairy tales on which the short stories in this anthology are based, so I missed out on the experience of making the connections between the stories while I read.  Still, several of these were quite enjoyable. The Key by Rachel Hawkins: ★★★★ Lana’s mother is a psychic (an ACTUAL psychic) who does readings out of their… Read more »


Mar 23
Review and Giveaway: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Review and Giveaway: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

There were several times during Cruel Beauty when I felt hopelessly confused.  I know very little about the tale of Beauty and the Beast, and also woven into this fairy-tale retelling was a good deal of Greek mythology and the supernatural.  But even when I was left scratching my head and trying to figure out what I’d missed, I was captivated by this story.  Hodge tried to cover a great deal of territory in Cruel Beauty, and she did it… Read more »


Feb 26
Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

I feel sorry for all of you who read the first two books in The Lunar Chronicles as they were published.  I was content to just hear how amazing Marissa Meyer’s writing is, content in the knowledge that I would get around to reading them…someday.  But when I made these books part of my “Series Catch-Up Challenge” earlier this month, it was time to buckle down.  I LOVED Cinder.  Even with all of my stinginess, I gave it five stars…. Read more »


Feb 12
Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder is part of my personal “Series Catch-Up” challenge.  As many raves as I’ve heard about this book, I was skeptical.  A cyborg?  A cyborg mechanic, no less?  I wasn’t sure if or how I would connect with this story.  And honestly, before reading Cinder, I wouldn’t have been able to give you a good definition of cyborg.  I probably would have said, “It’s something like a robot, right?”  I needn’t have worried, though, because Cinder was a 5 star… Read more »