Category Archives: Retelling

  1. 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.

  2. Review: Sea Witch by Sarah Henning


    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.

  3. Review: The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke


    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.

  4. Review: West by Edith Pattou


    October 22, 2018 by Zoë

    In West by Edith Pattou, Charles has disappeared and is presumed dead, but Rose can’t believe it. She sets out on another journey to rescue Charles, a journey that will take her farther from home than ever before.

  5. Blog Tour and Giveaway: A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna – Playlist


    September 28, 2018 by Zoë

    Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Madanna! I liked this book a lot (find my full review here), so I’m excited to bring you a guest post from the author featuring a playlist of songs she listened to while working on A Spark of White Fire.