Category: Fairytales, Retellings

Review: Spinning Silver

Review: Spinning Silver

Having read, and loved, Uprooted when it was first published (you can find my thoughts here), I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Naomi Novik’s latest novel, Spinning Silver. Inspired by fairy tales, with specific influence from Rumpelstiltskin, this is a thoroughly enchanting read. A Wee Summary We follow three young women whose paths […]

Posted September 18, 2018


Review: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Review: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

About The Book A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is an anthology of short stories, retelling the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia. Editors Elsie Chapman and Ellen Oh have gathered 15 bestselling and acclaimed Asian authors, with each reimagining their favourite Asian myths and legends. I guess, due to my heritage, I’m mostly […]

Posted August 10, 2018


Review: RoseBlood

Review: RoseBlood

RoseBlood is a Phantom of the Opera retelling. Let me start by saying that although I’m familiar with the Phantom story, I’m by no means a ‘Phan’. However, the premise of this book captured my attention and I was lucky enough to be sent an ARC by the publisher. Yes, this is the same A.G. […]

Posted January 10, 2017


Review: A Thousand Nights

Review: A Thousand Nights

A Thousand Nights is a retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, and it’s the first of its kind that I’ve read, so there will be no comparison with other such retellings currently on the market. What I can say though, is that while I enjoyed this book well enough, I wasn’t crazy about it. […]

Posted June 28, 2016


Review: The Shadow Queen

Review: The Shadow Queen

I seem to have been reading quite a few retellings recently, and I’m really enjoying them. I heard about The Shadow Queen sometime last year and my interest was immediately piqued – a ‘Snow White retelling’ was all I knew when I added it to my 2016 wishlist. Well, let me tell you that I […]

Posted March 3, 2016


Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle

Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle

          Shocking admission – this is the first of Neil Gaiman’s work I’ve ever read. Yeup, ever. I have a lot of Gaiman’s novels on my TBR list but I’ve just not got to them yet. After reading this though, I’m going to make more of an effort. This is a […]

Posted February 26, 2015