Tag: fairytale

Review: The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi

Review: The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi

Roshani Chokshi’s The Star-Touched Queen is a fairy tale with an Indian feel. It’s like A Court of Thorns and Roses meets Alice in Wonderland with a hint of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Maya was born into the harem of the Raja of Bharata under an inauspicious horoscope. When her… Read more »

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Review: Stealing Snow, Danielle Paige

Review: Stealing Snow, Danielle Paige

Danielle Page’s Stealing Snow is a dark, romantic retelling of The Snow Queen. Sounds amazing, right? Sadly, the story doesn’t live up to the premise. Snow has lived most of her 17 years in a mental institution in upstate New York. Her mother visits her from time to time, but… Read more »

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Series Spotlight: The Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer

Series Spotlight: The Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer

This Series Spotlight features one of our favourite series from the last few years, The Lunar Chronicles.  1. Cinder – Jan 2012  2. Scarlet – Jan 2013  3. Cress – Jan 2014  4. Winter – Nov 2015  3.5. Fairest – Jan 2015  Collected short stories – Feb 2016 Cinder was… Read more »

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Review: The Beast’s Garden, Kate Forsyth

Review: The Beast’s Garden, Kate Forsyth

You can listen to an interview with Kate Forsyth, talking about The Beast’s Garden in episode 32 of Tea in the Treetops podcast! The Beast’s Garden is a retelling of the Grimm’s The Singing Springing Lark, an early (and more complicated) version of the much loved Beauty and the Beast…. Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings

Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly shared “meme” has a different theme each week and is shared by many blogs. We’re aiming to come up with ten things between us each week so they won’t be in any particular order! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the… Read more »

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Review: Crimson Bound, Rosamund Hodge

Review: Crimson Bound, Rosamund Hodge

– A beautifully-told fairytale. The characters annoyed me, but the premise and world-building were excellent. Rachelle is bound to a forestborn (or fae), destined to become one of them at some point in the future. As a Bloodbound, she has supernatural strength and the ability to sense magic. She works as… Read more »

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Review: Uprooted, Naomi Novik

Review: Uprooted, Naomi Novik

– I loved this exciting fairytale, with witches, wizards and strange beings in the Wood. Fantastic! The whole of Agnieszka’s village is sure that her best friend Kasia will be chosen and taken away by the Dragon in this year’s festival. But everyone is shocked when Agneiszka herself is chosen. The… Read more »

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Review: Fable, Various Authors

Review: Fable, Various Authors

Are you interested in a new level of reading interaction? The Pigeonhole is a new online publisher, releasing books in a serial format. Long ago, stories were published in a serial format in newspapers or other periodicals, similar to how we get television series in the modern day – a… Read more »

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Review: Pennyroyal Academy, MA Larson

Review: Pennyroyal Academy, MA Larson

A young girl is lost in an enchanted forest, her only idea of where to go a flyer depicting a princess of the Pennyroyal Academy. The academy is taking in all sorts of boys and girls and training them to be princesses and knights, just like the famous Princess Cinderella and… Read more »

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