Genre: Retellings

Review: A Blade So Black

Review: A Blade So Black

I’m pretty unsure as to how I feel about A Blade So Black. I think I wanted to enjoy it much more than I actually did. A Wee Summary Alice is a teenage girl living in Atlanta. Following the death of her father, Alice finds herself acquainted with Addison Hatta, a GateKeeper to Wonderland. Hatta […]

Posted September 29, 2018


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: Heartless

Review: Heartless

I was rather late to The Lunar Chronicles series, but once I started reading it, I couldn’t stop. Thankfully I didn’t have too long to wait for its final book, Winter. When I finished the series I was gutted, I craved more of Marissa Meyer’s writing. So when it was announced that Meyer was writing […]

Posted February 8, 2017


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: Tell The Wind and Fire

Review: Tell The Wind and Fire

A New York that is split into two cities – Light and Dark. Where those in the Dark City go hungry and crave revenge, while those in the Light City live a more privileged life. The Dark City is suppressed by the Light Council of the Light City and a revolutionary group (the sans-merci) forms […]

Posted April 2, 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