Gold Spun by Brandie June

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to the author, CamCat Books, and Wunderkind PR for the review copy! Gold Spun is a YA retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin." When con-artist Nor is given golden thread by a faerie in return for saving his life, she spins a plan to get money by tricking people into thinking ordinary… Continue reading Gold Spun by Brandie June

Malice by Heather Walter

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Random House and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today, April 13 2021! What if Sleeping Beauty's true love was the evil fairy? That's the concept driving Malice. Briar is a kingdom that relies on Graces, women who can create magic elixirs with their golden… Continue reading Malice by Heather Walter

The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine

Welcome back to Fairy Tale Friday! Today we are taking a look at the second "Snow White" retelling of this feature: The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine. You can take a look at my post on Girls Made of Snow and Glass here. So let's jump right in! My Rating: 3 stars Warning: Contains… Continue reading The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

Welcome back to Fairy Tale Friday! Remember when this was going to be posted in July? Well...oops. Anyway, today we are looking at our first ever retelling of the Russian fairy tale "Vasilissa the Beautiful." This is a reread for me, and I've actually reviewed it before too, which you can find here. This is… Continue reading Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller

Welcome back to Fairy Tale Friday! It’s been a very long time. My semester is over, so I’m hoping to post a few of these during my summer break. But considering I’ve been trying to get this finished for a month and a half, I’m not sure how that will go. Today we’re taking a… Continue reading All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Many thanks to Bloomsbury and NetGalley for the ARC! This book will be released on July 7 2020. My Rating: 3 stars I approached this book hoping to find some unique concepts and new twists on “Cinderella,” and it didn’t disappoint! 200 years after her death, Cinderella’s story has become almost like a religion and… Continue reading Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Welcome back to Fairy Tale Friday!  Today’s book is a little bit different from past ones because Enchanted is a mash-up of several different fairy tales.  It has references to “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Red Shoes,” and more.  But the two tales it draws on the most are “The Frog Prince” and “Cinderella,” so I’ll be… Continue reading Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier

Welcome back to Fairy Tale Friday!  It’s been far too long.  I need to get better about posting these regularly. Today we’re looking at the first “Beauty and the Beast” retelling of this feature.  Juliet Marillier is an author I just discovered this year, and she is amazing.  The other two retellings I read by her… Continue reading Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier

Ash by Malinda Lo

Welcome back to Fairy Tale Friday!  It’s been a while!  My work schedule was really hectic all last month.  Things have slowed down now, which hopefully means I’ll get back to consistently posting these! Ash has been on my TBR for ages, and I’m so glad I got to pick it up.  A special thanks… Continue reading Ash by Malinda Lo

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Welcome back to Fairy Tale Friday!  Today we’re going to take a look at the first “Snow White” retelling of this feature.  “Snow White” was one of my favorite fairy tales as a young kid.  Apparently I used to watch the Disney movie several times per day, and the illustrations for it in my childhood fairy… Continue reading Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust