Enchantment By: Orson Scott Card I’ve been collecting fairy tale retellings recently and yeah for me for actually reading one! I was drawn to Enchantment (despite not being the biggest fan of Card) for one reason: the time element. For Sleeping Beauty is out of time and Ivan (circa early 90’s) first goes back in … More A Fairy Tale Out of Time… in more Ways than One
Grump The (Fairly True Tale of Snow White & the Seven Dwarves) By: Liesl Shurtliff Grade: A I could not resist the Snow White tale as told from the POV of my favorite dwarf. Grumpy. Real name: Borlan. A dwarf who doesn’t actually like being unground all that much and has a deep fascination with … More Grumpy Tells His Side of the Story
Fierce Fairytales By: Nikita Gill Grade: A I read Wild Embers by Nikita Gill earlier this year and immediately ordered Fierce Fairytales. The book is made up of poems, stories and illustrations “to stir your soul,” as the cover says! I seriously connected with the work so I guess you could say my soul was … More Fierce Fairytales Indeed
Spinning Silver By: Naomi Novik Grade: C Spinning Silver was one of my most anticipated books of the year and unfortunately, it was a bit of a let-down. I loved Uprooted (the authors last novel) but I think this one could have used another pass at editing.
The Language of Thorns Grade: A+ Author: Leigh Bardugo Illustrated By: Sara Kipin I was originally torn on whether to even pick this book up or not. It’s a book of six fairy tales set in the Grishaverse, three of which have been published previously. But in the end I’m thrilled that I did and … More The Language of Thorns
Geekerella by: Ashley Poston Grade: B Geekerella is a Cinderella retelling featuring fandom, conventions, copious texting and the magic pumpkin actually being a Vegan food truck. The hardcover version of this book is just lovely and it’s been getting a lot of buzz from some of my favorite Youtubers so I thought I’d totally fall … More Geekerella
Heartless Author: Marissa Meyer Grade: A The origin story for the Queen of Hearts as told by Marissa Meyer! I really enjoyed Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series and I always love Wonderland so this was one of my most anticipated books in 2016.
Vassa in the Night Author: Sarah Porter Grade: A The night’s are never ending. Her stepsister is driving her crazy. The magic talking doll she keeps secret has sticky fingers that are getting her into trouble. So when the idea of taking a midnight stroll to the local convenience store, where shoplifters happen to get … More Vassa In The Night
Winter: The Lunar Chronicles Author: Marissa Meyer Genre: YA/Fairy-Tale Retelling Grade: A- First off I did a little happy dance because I actually finished a series! (Don’t tell me if there’s going to be another one.) The Lunar Chronicles has followed the story of Cinder the lost Princess of Luna as she makes friends, whom … More Winter