ARC · Fantasy · Retellings

Circe

Don’t be mad at me (cause trust me, as a reader I feel bad enough about this as it is), but I don’t think I’ve ever actually read The Odyssey. *GASP* However, I do of course know the story. And I love mythology. And feminism. And Madeline Miller (I think I, like everyone else with… Continue reading Circe

ARC · Fantasy · Retellings · Young Adult

To Kill a Kingdom

I think I’ve said this so many times that you could all write this part of the intro for me…but I love a retelling. When I saw this (standalone!) Little Mermaid retelling on NetGalley, which promised all the drama and love of the original, but with some added blood and gore, I definitely jumped at… Continue reading To Kill a Kingdom

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)

Fantasy · Retellings

The Bear and the Nightingale

"The door opened. 'Come in, Vasya,' Morozko said. It is cold." These are the final words in this entrancing tale, but they describe exactly how it feels to open this book and start reading. Told with easy prose and a beautifully imagined setting, this is the perfect story to read during a freezing winter day while sitting… Continue reading The Bear and the Nightingale