Tales from… || The Starlit Wood Review

Tales from… || The Starlit Wood Review

Initial Thoughts: As with any short story collection, this little gem had stellar stories, great stories, good stories, and those that weren't for me. Personal favorites were definitely "Spinning Silver," "Even the Crumbs Were Delicious," "Seasons of Glass and Iron," and "The Briar and the Rose". THE STARLIT WOOD: NEW FAIRY TALES edited by Dominik [...]

Scientifick Fairies || The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland Review

Scientifick Fairies || The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland Review

Initial Thoughts:  With a long title and each chapter having cutesy little summaries, you're expecting a children's book. But holy heck, things turned dark and twisty, and the writing is seamless and effortless and HOW DOES VALENTE DO IT, DAMMIT. THE GIRL WHO CIRCUMNAVIGATED FAIRYLAND IN A SHIP OF HER OWN MAKING by Catherynne M. [...]

Road to Midnight || The Winter of the Witch Review

Road to Midnight || The Winter of the Witch Review

Initial Thoughts:  Finishing this book was like letting out the biggest sigh of awe and wonder. This book was a culmination of stories from the beginning of the trilogy, with a resolution that quite honestly made me tear up with satisfaction. Also, say what you will about the secondary romance element, but in a story [...]

Mini Reviews: Beastkeeper, Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Mini Reviews: Beastkeeper, Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

More TL:DRs for ya! After these mini-reviews, I'm actually pretty caught up with my reading list. Thank goodness for that! Beastkeeper has been on my reading list for a while now, and while it didn't make the Fableulous Retellings podcast discussion, it was still an interesting take on the Beauty and the Beast tale. I [...]