Category Archives: Retelling

  1. Review: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

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    March 18, 2019 by Zoë

    Apparently this is part of some series that I’ve never read, but I picked it up because it was slated to be fairy tales/fairy tale retellings. That’s what I was looking for, that’s what I got, and I was satisfied.

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  2. Review: A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

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    March 4, 2019 by Zoë

    The mill has always been cursed, with no son ever growing up to inherit it. But in A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce, Charlotte does not believe in the curse. When her father dies, she is determined to take over the mill, along with her younger sister, Rosie.

  3. Review: The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork

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    January 21, 2019 by Zoë

    Clara is ready to marry the pianist Johann, because she is an accomplished pianist herself and she is sure that their music will work wonders together. That is until a mysterious nutcracker arrives at her doorstep and she finds herself swept away into an alternate kingdom in need of saving. The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork is a Nutcracker retelling with a heavy dose of music.

  4. Review: Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

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    November 26, 2018 by Zoë

    Shunned for her strange ways, rumors that she might be a witch, and because of her friend Anna’s tragic drowning, Evie is used to being a loner, even if she is also friends with the prince. In Sea Witch by Sarah Henning, a girl comes out of the sea who looks so much like Anna that Evie starts to wonder if her friend has returned.

  5. Review: The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

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    November 12, 2018 by Zoë

    In The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke, the four decide to do something that women have not done before: to become like heroes in a saga and vanquish the monster known as the Blue Vee.