Posts Tagged: Fantasy

Sep 01
Review: Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

Review: Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

I have to start this review by talking about the world-building in Court of Fives.  It was perfection.  I totally bought into this world, and I felt fully immersed in it.  There were no “Huh?  What?  Why?  That makes no sense” moments.  The basis for and the rules of society were established early on, and it was accomplished without an info dump.  This is a rigid, two class, patriarchal society – the Patrons and the Commoners.  Jes comes from a… Read more »


Apr 24
Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

When you hear the title, Dorothy Must Die, and you picture pretty Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz with her cute pigtails and sweet gingham dress, you know you are in for a twisted ride.  In Dorothy Must Die, the characters and the world we know and love are flipped upside down and turned inside out.  This Dorothy is a power-hungry, murderous psychopath. She does still have the cute pigtails and the gingham dress, though.  The Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion,… 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 »