Trick and Treat with some Halloween Indie Books

This week I was really in the mood to read something for Halloween. However, I'm trying to read less library books and more books I own. So I decided to dive into some of the Indie ebooks I have on my phone. Usually, I got through Amazon every few months to look for new, indie … Continue reading Trick and Treat with some Halloween Indie Books

Book Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

I have read a couple other retellings of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, and I have not found one yet that I really liked. And yet this one might just have broken that stigma I have against Jane Eyre retellings. Yes, it's not perfect and a bit of a mess, but I found myself laughing … Continue reading Book Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

Book Review: Marley by Jon Clinch

Growing up, I was a massive fan of The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I have not only read the book multiple times, often around Christmas, but I've seen at least a dozen of the many adaptations of the book (some far better than others). So when I stumbled upon this book, which purported to … Continue reading Book Review: Marley by Jon Clinch

Read This Retelling, Instead of That One

I wasn't quite sure what to title this post, so this is what I'm going with. I love reading retellings, whether they are based on fairytales or classic novels. Saying that, most of them are soooo bad. But not all of them. Some of them, hidden under dusty piles of pages, are really good. So … Continue reading Read This Retelling, Instead of That One

Book Review: Jane by April Lindner

Yes, I did succumb to reading yet another classic book retelling, this one of Jane Eyre. And yes, I regret everything. So, this book has been on my TBR probably since I kept keeping a TBR notebook. As indicated by my last week's review of a Les Mis retelling, I am obsessed with reiterations of … Continue reading Book Review: Jane by April Lindner

Book Review: Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody

I'm not the type to read many YA fantasy novels, and when I do I rarely enjoy them. However, I made an exception to this one since it is a futuristic fantasy retelling of Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. I have read many retellings in my reading life, but I have never seen any author … Continue reading Book Review: Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody

Book Review: The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson (a.k.a., another Rapunzel Retelling)

I read this book for two reasons. First, the cover is absolutely beautiful. Second, I am easily convinced to read any fairytale retelling even though more often than not I am disappointed with them. This book was…not at all what I was expecting…but I’ll get into that in a minute. Release: November, 2015 Synopsis: The … Continue reading Book Review: The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson (a.k.a., another Rapunzel Retelling)

My Problem With Fairytale Retellings

This was going to be a review for The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg, but I’ll confess I only got two stories in before I gave up trying to struggle my way through. It’s not that it’s a horrible collection of stories; it’s just bad fairytale retellings. And it got me … Continue reading My Problem With Fairytale Retellings

Book Review: Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll probably have heard me mention my great love of Shakespeare. If you gave me that ultimatum to choose one author that I could read for the rest of my life, it would be he. Back when I was a teenager, I loved reading modern retellings of … Continue reading Book Review: Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein