Something Wicked This Way Comes // As I Descended by Robin Talley

I’m a sucker for retellings – I’m not quite sure why, although I suspect it’s because it’s easier to read a modern retelling of a Shakespeare play than it is to read the play itself. And, let’s be honest, many of these great tales are products of their own time. Sometimes that means they’re problematic … More Something Wicked This Way Comes // As I Descended by Robin Talley

A Thousand And One Tales of Magic and Intrigue // The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

Aw, this beautiful Middle Eastern fantasy – even when you have your problems, you’re a beautiful little story. This sequel didn’t quite live up to my expectations of the spectacular The Wrath and the Dawn, but that’s simply the difference between a stellar 4.5 star debut and a pretty fantastic 4 star sophomore effort. < pro … More A Thousand And One Tales of Magic and Intrigue // The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

Once Upon a Beautiful Picture // The Retelling Challenge

Yeah, I’m horrible about responding to the various posts that Mel at The Daily Prophecy has posted related to her challenge, but I have been reading books for it! Anyway, one of her posts from months ago had something to do with pictures (I think – this draft has been sitting around for a long time), and … More Once Upon a Beautiful Picture // The Retelling Challenge

Once Upon a Dream of Dragons // Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas

Once upon a time, there was a timid princess… As I surely mentioned in the review of this book’s companion, Sleeping Beauty was always my favorite princess for various reasons. That alone put some probably unfair expectations on A Wicked Thing, but it stood up to all that pretty well, well enough that there was even … More Once Upon a Dream of Dragons // Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas

Someday I’ll Be Caught Up on Reviews // Mini-Reviews

My Lady Jane (Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows) | Goodreads | 4 stars Over-the-top expectations can make a perfectly respectable 4 star rating feel a bit like a let-down. I’m a fan of Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly trilogy, as well as her contemporary standalone that came out last year, and felt so-so about Brodi Ashton’s trilogy (which … More Someday I’ll Be Caught Up on Reviews // Mini-Reviews

Mini-Reviews: September

I suppose that I am officially a twenty-something now (I’m 21, will be 22 in November), so I think I really need more books like Brooklyn Girls. This book centers around Pia and her fellow recently-graduated girls stuck in that awkward stage where they’re technically adults but still don’t quite know how to live in … More Mini-Reviews: September