Book Review

Stepsister – Jennifer Donnelly

Stepsister by Jennifer DonnellyMy rating: 4 of 5 starsStepsister by Jennifer Donnelly is a challenging book to rate, because I did not enjoy it when I first started reading but was engaged by the end. How do you rate a book that has such completely different feelings from beginning to conclusion? I honestly did not… Continue reading Stepsister – Jennifer Donnelly

4 Star Reads, Book Review

Sherwood – Meagan Spooner

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner My rating: 4 of 5 starsNo, this book isn't perfect, but it's the feminist retelling of Robin Hood that I didn't know I needed and utterly enjoyed. I love Robin Hood and I love strong, female characters, so I was immediately on board when I read the premise of this book.… Continue reading Sherwood – Meagan Spooner

5 Star Reads, Book Review

Reflection – Elizabeth Lim

Reflection: A Twisted Tale by Elizabeth Lim My rating: 5 of 5 stars Reflection is the fourth book in the Twisted Tales series, although this is the first book not written by author Liz Braswell. Reflection is written by Elizabeth Lim and focuses on Mulan's story, just after she steals the canon and causes an… Continue reading Reflection – Elizabeth Lim

3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review, Ratings

Sea Witch – Sarah Henning

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Sea Witch is both a retelling of the Little Mermaid story and an origin story of the Sea Witch. I love fairytale retellings, so when I saw this book and its gorgeous cover was available as an audiobook from my library I immediately borrowed… Continue reading Sea Witch – Sarah Henning

3 Star Reads, Book Review

As Old As Time – Liz Braswell

As Old As Time by Liz Braswell My rating: 3 of 5 stars While this may be the most enjoyable of the series that I've read so far, I still don't actually like these books? I keep having high hopes for them and being disappointed. After reading the one inspired by Aladdin, my hopes were… Continue reading As Old As Time – Liz Braswell

4 Star Reads, Book Review

Lifelike – Jay Kristoff

Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am a huge fan of Jay Kristoff's writing through the co-written series: the Illuminae Files, but I had never read a book that he had written by himself - until now. Lifelike is a young adult science fiction story that immediately gave me Anastasia… Continue reading Lifelike – Jay Kristoff

4 Star Reads, Book Review

Language of Thorns – Leigh Bardugo

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Language of Thorns is a collection of dark fairy tales that have been combined into this gorgeous illustrated book. Bardugo took tales that readers might be familiar with and some wholly her own creation, then crafted… Continue reading Language of Thorns – Leigh Bardugo

Book Review

The Wish Granter – C.J. Redwine

The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Wish Granter is the second book in the Ravenspire series, although it functions as a stand-alone. There are a few references to the first book in the series, but you don't need to read that book to understand this one. It is… Continue reading The Wish Granter – C.J. Redwine

Book Review

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns – Julie C. Dao

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao My rating: 4 of 5 stars Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is a fantasy inspired by East-Asian culture and the Evil Queen's story. We are drawn into a complex world and watch the main character as she develops into someone who is willing to do anything… Continue reading Forest of a Thousand Lanterns – Julie C. Dao

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