2017 · 3 Stars · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Retelling

The Princess and the Hound │ Mette Ivie Harrison

  Synopsis: He is a prince, heir to a kingdom threatened on all sides, possessor of the animal magic, which is forbidden by death in the land he’ll rule. She is a princess from a rival kingdom, the daughter her father never wanted, isolated from true human friendship but inseparable from her hound. Though they… Continue reading The Princess and the Hound │ Mette Ivie Harrison

2017 · 4 Stars · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Retelling · Reviewed for NetGalley

The Girl in the Tower │ Katherine Arden

Synopsis: Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to life in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So… Continue reading The Girl in the Tower │ Katherine Arden

2 Stars · 2016 · Book Reviews · Retelling · Young Adult

Stealing Snow │ Danielle Paige

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent her life locked in Whittaker Psychiatric—but she isn’t crazy. And that’s not the worst of it. Her very first kiss proves anything but innocent…when Bale, her only love, turns violent. Despite Snow knowing that Bale would never truly hurt her, he is taken away—dashing her last hope for any sort… Continue reading Stealing Snow │ Danielle Paige

2 Stars · 2016 · Book Reviews · Retelling · Young Adult

Cruel Beauty │ Rosamund Hodge

Synopsis: Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him. With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself… Continue reading Cruel Beauty │ Rosamund Hodge

2016 · 4 Stars · Adult · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Retelling · Reviewed for NetGalley

The Bear and the Nightingale │ Katherine Arden

Synopsis: A young woman’s family is threatened by forces both real and fantastical in this debut novel inspired by Russian fairy tales. In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents… Continue reading The Bear and the Nightingale │ Katherine Arden