Stories from the Grishaverse || The Language of Thorns Review

Stories from the Grishaverse || The Language of Thorns Review

Initial Thoughts I think at this point Leigh Bardugo can do no wrong. She can write me a retelling of a lamb moussaka recipe and it'll probably be poetic. Honestly, though, this collection of fairy tales inspired by the different places in her Grishaverse is precious, and I loved every piece (some more than others). [...]

Danger in the Wildwood || Among the Beasts and Briars Review

Danger in the Wildwood || Among the Beasts and Briars Review

Happy Christmas Eve! I'm practically trying to do last-minute baking today, so not much reading lately, but I do have some end-of-the-year stuff to sort out before January gets away from me again! Of course, most of my blogging end-of-year things are book reviews. But what else is new? Initial Thoughts: For all intents and [...]

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 [...]

TTT: Fairy Tale Retellings

TTT: Fairy Tale Retellings

Fairy tale retellings! For me, these books never get old. I mean, obviously I'm not going to go out of my way and read every single fractured fairy tale novel out there, and I certainly don't want to over-read a certain fairy tale to extinction (I mean, how many Cinderella retellings are out there these [...]

TTT: Fractured Fairy Tales

TTT: Fractured Fairy Tales

By definition, a fractured fairy tale is taking an old, old fairy tale and changing things around a bit. So a retelling, if anything. Like making Cinderella into a cyborg or placing the twelve dancing sisters into old-world Romania. Maybe even turning Sleeping Beauty's savior into a woman or something. There've been quite a few [...]