Uprooted by Naomi Novik is going to go down as one of those all-time best fantasy/fairytale books. It’s beautiful and so unique and just feels like home, you know? Anyway, let’s talk about it. This book received a ton of hype when it came out last year. So. Much. Hype. So much so that I listened and ordered the UK version because the cover was so beautiful. Just look at it up there! You can’t tell, but the gold actually shines. I mean, the US version is also super beautiful, look: Cool, huh? The cover are both pretty different, but they’re both really unique and intricate and […]
Re-read reviews are always really hard for me because I don’t know what to say. So, I’m just going to list the three main reasons why I love Cress so much and why it was my favorite Lunar Chronicles book (before I read Winter): The addition of the Rapunzel story. Rapunzel has always been a favorite of mine. Tangled will forever be one of my favorite movies because she’s just wonderful. Literally, in my sophomore Speech Class in high school, we had to do a “campaign” speech, and I ran to be the next Rapunzel. No joke. So I love that Meyer added Rapunzel into […]
Scarlet, Scarlet, Scarlet. I’m here to talk about Scarlet. Okay, I’m going to be frank here–I’m awful at re-read reviews. You know, when you read a book for the first time, everything is new to you so you have a lot of things to talk about. Everything is a new experience and, thus, the things that you liked stick out to you and the things that you didn’t like stick out to you. Because they’re fresh. But on a re-read, I’ve already been introduced to the characters, to the plot, to the twists. Nothing is new. So I have a hard […]
Cinder by Marissa Meyer is one of the most iconic fairy tale retelling. It’s the story of Cinderella (I hope you were able to figure that out from the title) but with some major differences. Differences which make the book so lovable and unique. So here I am, telling you the reasons why you should read Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Cinder is a cyborg. Sci-fi Cinderella. This is such a unique concept and I love it. It takes place in the future in New Beijing with cyborgs and androids and hovercars. Not exactly the classic horse-drawn carriage scenario. Cinder isn’t the dainty little princess we […]
Thorn by Intisar Khanani is a retelling of the classic Grimm’s fairy tale: The Goose Girl. I received this from the publisher on Netgalley, and I was really excited to read it. If you’ve been following my blog, you’d know fairy tale retellings are right up my alley, and this one has pretty good reviews on Goodreads. But despite this, I couldn’t make it past the first 30% of the book. And I’ve been debating for the past three days whether I should keep going with the hope that it’ll get better, or if I should stop and move on. I […]
First, let me start by saying this: I rarely don’t finish books. Even if I don’t like a book, I’ll usually stick through it to the end, albeit sometimes with severe eye-rolling. That being said, this book isn’t awful. I’ve read and finished many books that I disliked much more than this one. I just was not feeling it and this book was putting me in a reading slump…so I moved on. At about 50%, mind you. So, let’s talk about it.