Review: Spinning Silver

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Published by: Del Ray Pub Date: July 10, 2018 Pages: 480 Format: ebook | Source: library Genres: adult, fantasy, retelling Rating:  Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young … Continue reading Review: Spinning Silver

Review: Pride

Pride by Ibi Zoboi Published by: Balzer + Bray Pub Date: September 18, 2018 Pages: 304 Format: arc | Source: borrowed Genres: young adult, contemporary, retelling Rating: Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street. Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn … Continue reading Review: Pride

Review: Circe

Circe by Madeline Miller Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing UK Pub Date: April 10, 2018 Pages: 394 Format: hardcover| Source: gifted (thank you Ellis!!) Genres: adult, historical fiction, retelling Rating:  In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned … Continue reading Review: Circe

Backlist Books Review: A Curse Dark as Gold

A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce Published by: Arthur A. Levine Books Pub Date: March 1, 2008 Read: April 9-13, 2014 Pages: 396 Format: hardcover | Source: library Genres: young adult, historical fiction, retelling Rating:  Charlotte Miller has always scoffed at talk of a curse on her family's woolen mill, which holds her beloved small town together. But after her father's death, … Continue reading Backlist Books Review: A Curse Dark as Gold

Mini Review Monday: Ancient Rome

Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk Series: Untitled #1 Published by: Tor Teen Pub Date: January 16, 2018 Pages: 320 Format: arc | Source: borrowed Genres: young adult, historical fiction, retelling Rating:  FORGED IN BATTLE... FROM THE DUST OF THE ARENA... A LEGEND WILL RISE The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic―and gave … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Ancient Rome

Mini Review Monday: Ripped Pages

Ripped Pages by M. Hollis Published by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Pub Date: September 22, 2017 Pages: 60 Format: e-book | Source: purchased Genres: young adult, fantasy, retelling, LGBTQ Rating: Princess Valentina lives a reasonably comfortable life, but after her mother's death, her father gets tired of taking care of her and locks her in a tower. She spends years on her own, … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Ripped Pages

Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust Published by: Flatiron Books Pub Date: September 5, 2017 Pages: 384 Format: hardcover | Source: library Genres: young adult, fantasy, retelling Rating:  Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale At sixteen, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat … Continue reading Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass