Contemporary Literature · Retellings

Home Fire

This one has been on my TBR for a little while now. I’ve seen great reviews and had it personally recommended, but of course (as things go) it took something else to tip the scale for me. That tip came when it won this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. I knew I couldn’t put it… Continue reading Home Fire

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Retellings · SciFi · Young Adult

Brightly Burning

I think I’ve said this before, but it’s super true, so I feel like it’s worth repeating. I LOVE Jane Eyre. It’s probably my favorite classic. And not only that, but I cannot get enough Jane Eyre retellings. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye is probably my favorite, but I own and/or have read at least… Continue reading Brightly Burning

Feminist · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction · Retellings · Short Stories

Rejected Princesses

If anyone follows me closely (either on the blog or on Goodreads), you’ll notice that this book has been listed under my “currently reading” since the summer. Well the reason why is a super cute story, so buckle up. I saw a few photos of pages from this book and absolutely fell in love with… Continue reading Rejected Princesses

Fantasy · Retellings · Young Adult

The Wrath & the Dawn (duology)

I’ve seriously only heard great things about this duology, so when I saw them on the shelf at Walmart a few months ago, I just had to pick them up. Plus, the author blurb mentioned that Ahdieh is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, so I of course have to show some alumna support! But then,… Continue reading The Wrath & the Dawn (duology)