Tag: Retelling


Spelled Spotlight

Spelled Spotlight
21 May, 2015 / 0 Comments

I love fairy tale retellings.  I’m very into fairy tales as a whole – classics, new takes, and everything in between!  I’m looking forward to this book, so I wanted to share it with you.  Scroll down to learn about the book, read an excerpt, and enter the giveaway! Spelled by Betsy Schow Publication Date: June 2, 2015 Genre: Young Adult Fairy Tale Retelling     Talk about unhappily ever after. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks—like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the […]


Review: Evertrue

Review: Evertrue
3 March, 2014 / 1 Comment

Evertrue (Everneath #3) by Brodi Ashton My Copy: Hardcover, 355 pages Publication Date: January 21, 2014 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Source: Library Genre: Fantasy | Mythology | Retelling | Romance | Paranormal | Young Adult Now that Nikki has rescued Jack, all she wants is to be with him and graduate high school. But Cole tricked Nikki into feeding off him, and she’s begun the process of turning into an Everliving herself… which means she must feed on a Forfeit soon — or die. Terrified for her survival, Nikki and Jack begin a desperate attempt to reverse the process using any […]


ARC Review: Cruel Beauty

ARC Review: Cruel Beauty
9 December, 2013 / 5 Comments

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge My Copy: ARC Epub, 218 pages Publication Date: January 28, 2014 Publisher: Balzer & Bray Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Genre: Fairy Tale | Fantasy | Paranormal | Retelling | Romance | Young Adult Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart. Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny. Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to […]


Review: Everbound

Review: Everbound
9 August, 2013 / 0 Comments

Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton My Copy: ePub eBook, 368 pages Publication Date: January 22, 2013 Publisher: Balzer & Bray Source: Purchased Genre: Fantasy | Mythology | Retelling | Romance | Paranormal | Young Adult Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away. Desperate for answers, […]


Mini Review: Neverfall

Mini Review: Neverfall
2 August, 2013 / 0 Comments

Neverfall (Everneath #1.5) by Brodi Ashton My Copy: ePub eBook, 96 pages Publication Date: December 26, 2012 Publisher: Balzer & Bray (HarperCollins) Source: Purchased Genre: Fantasy | Mythology | Paranormal | Retelling | Romance | Young Adult A thrilling new novella from the author of the Everneath series! Jack is trapped for eternity in the Tunnels while Nikki has managed to evade Cole’s grasp . . . for now. But Cole is more desperate than ever to find answers about Nikki, his best chance for taking over the throne of the underworld. How did she survive the Feed? Can Cole […]


Review: Everneath

Review: Everneath
29 July, 2013 / 1 Comment

Everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton My Copy: Hardcover, 370 pages Publication Date: January 24, 2012 Publisher: Balzer & Bray (HarperCollins) Source: Purchased Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy | Mythology | Retelling | Romance | Paranormal Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists. Nikki longs […]


Review: Cinder

Review: Cinder
24 May, 2013 / 0 Comments

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer My Copy: Paperback, 387 pages Publication Date: January 3, 2012 Publisher: Square Fish (an imprint of Macmillan) Source: Won in a giveaway from Wintry Words Even in the future, the story begins with Once Upon a Time. . . . Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Sixteen-year-old Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with […]


Review: Persephone

Review: Persephone
25 January, 2013 / 7 Comments

Persephone (Daughters of Zeus #1) by Kaitlin Bevis Publication Date: July 6, 2012 Publisher: Musa Publishing My Copy: ePub eBook, 187 pages Source: Received a copy from the author via YA Bound in exchange for an honest review There are worse things than death, worse people too. The “talk” was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they’re a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn’t until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, […]


Review: Rapunzel Untangled

Review: Rapunzel Untangled
7 January, 2013 / 7 Comments

Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy Bennett Publication Date: February 12, 2013 Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. My Copy: PDF eBook ARC, 306 pages Source: NetGalley Rapunzel is not your average teenager. For one thing, she has a serious illness that keeps her inside the mysterious Gothel Mansion. And for another, her hair is 15 feet long. Not to mention that she’s also the key to ultimately saving the world from certain destruction. But then she meets a boy named Fane, who changes all she has ever known, and she decides to risk everything familiar to find out who she really is. Filled […]


Review: Last Kiss in Venice

Review: Last Kiss in Venice
7 December, 2012 / 1 Comment

Last Kiss in Venice (Legend of the White Snake #1) by Martin Chu Shui Publication Date: July 11, 2012 Publisher: Self-published My Copy: eBook, 183 pages Source: Gift Beside a bridge over a canal in Venice, Charlie is spellbound not only by Caitlin’s absolute beauty but also by what seems like a mythical bond between them. The more he knows about her, the more mysterious she becomes. As they finally admit their love to each other in Paris, then move to settle down in Australia together, it looks like the start of Happily Ever After. But neither of them realizes […]