Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Retellings

Kaikeyi

I love a good retelling, so I'm here for the overall boom in feminist classic mythology retellings. The Witch's Heart and The Silence of the Girls are both great, and of course Circe is an all-time favorite of mine. So I was super excited to delve into this feminist retelling of a non-Western epic, the Ramayana. Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel “Before… Continue reading Kaikeyi

Contemporary Literature · Retellings · Romance

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

One of my comfort genres is Jane Austen retellings (and movie rewatchings), especially Pride and Prejudice. I had seen mixed reviews for this one, so it wasn't at the very top of my TBR list, but I was recently feeling ready for a revisit to this story and decided to give it a try. Pride, Prejudice, and… Continue reading Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

Retellings · SciFi · Young Adult

Heart of Iron & Soul of Stars

This has been on my TBR since it came out last year, because I LOVE the story of Anastasia. My favorite movie growing up was the animated Anastasia (who can resist that little bat sidekick, Bartok?!). But seriously, the story has always fascinated me and even though it’s long been proven that Anastasia died at… Continue reading Heart of Iron & Soul of Stars