Tag: Re-Telling

Book Review: Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters by Emily Roberson

Book Review: Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters by Emily Roberson

Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Ariadne’s whole life is curated and shared with the world. Her royal family’s entertainment empire is beloved by the tabloids, all over social media, and the hottest thing on television. The biggest moneymaker? The Labyrinth Contest, a TV extravaganza in which Ariadne leads fourteen teens into a maze to kill a monster. To … Continue reading Book Review: Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters by Emily Roberson

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

Thank you to Random House Children Books for sending me an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.   Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of … Continue reading House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

 A luxuriously magical retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in seventeenth-century France--and told from the point of view of the Beast himself.I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both.I am the Beast.He is a broken, wild thing, his heart’s nature exposed by his beastly form. Long ago cursed with a wretched existence, the Beast prowls … Continue reading The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Short Synopsis: Snow White re-telling Initial Thoughts: This was a new take on Snow White, and while the story was original, the characters left me wanting more. Characters: 3 – This was one of the weaker aspects of the book for me, I had trouble connecting with any of the characters in the books Plot: … Continue reading Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Review: The Wish Granter by C.J. RedWine

Review: The Wish Granter by C.J. RedWine

Short Synopsis: Rumplestiltskin re-telling Initial Thoughts: Finally!  Everything that bugs me about YA relationships solved in one book!  Characters: 4 – Ari, how I love you!  You took charge when necessary, but you also knew when to accept help! Plot: 3 – The plot was good.  I would have liked it to move along a little faster.   … Continue reading Review: The Wish Granter by C.J. RedWine