Genre: retellings

Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs for the Lazy (3)

Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs for the Lazy (3)

Welcome to another edition of Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs for the Lazy! Do you have review copies piling up? Do you have eARCs that you requested but never got to because you got overwhelmed by life? Or did you just bite off more than you can chew? (That’s me.) At some point I was still hoping I could review these books (even though my review wouldn’t really be of use to the publisher anymore) because it would be still useful to readers, and also to me, because the pile-up was giving me anxiety every time I thought more »

Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs For The Lazy (2)

Posted April 10, 2017 by Kara in Better Late Than Never, book review, Kara / 6 Comments
Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs For The Lazy (2)

Welcome to another edition of Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs for the Lazy! Do you have review copies piling up? Do you have eARCs that you requested but never got to because you got overwhelmed by life? Or did you just bite off more than you can chew? (That’s me.) At some point I was still hoping I could review those books, even though my review wouldn’t really be of use to the publisher anymore because it would be still useful to readers, and also to me, because the pile-up was giving me anxiety every time I thought more »

Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

Posted September 29, 2016 by Pixie in book review, Pixie / 2 Comments
Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

I’ll try to remain as spoiler-free as I can, but unfortunately can’t guarantee due to it being a sequel. If you have not read this book yet, then here’s your warning now. Read reviews of any sequels at your own risk. Okay, let me get some things off my chest before I really get going… If you’re a huge Tamlin fan, you’re going to be severely disappointed in his lack of appearance in this installment. Lucky for me, I am a Rhysand fan. There’s a lot of Rhysand. It’s clear by the end that he’s more than just an extra male more »

Book Review: Vassa In the Night

Posted September 16, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: Vassa In the Night

Vassa In the Night was probably one of the most creative, and also, one of the strangest books I have ever read. I also really liked it, and that’s something that kind of surprised me since the reviews coming in so far are a bit mixed. My own co-blogger was a bit disappointed in it. We don’t always agree, but I almost decided not to read it. I’m glad I changed my mind. Look, I have to be honest. I know this book is a retelling, I’ve heard of Baba Yaga, but I’ve never read the original that this book more »

Forgotten Friday DNF Review: Rapunzel Untangled (May FF)

Posted June 17, 2016 by Maryam in book review, forgotten fridays, Maryam / 0 Comments
Forgotten Friday DNF Review: Rapunzel Untangled (May FF)

OKAY. So as you can see, I am alone. In May, I actually picked Rapunzel Untangled for Forgotten Fridays. Unfortunately, it was a really bad choice. What I thought was an awesome modern retelling, was actually a cringe-worthy cheesy book. I just had to DNF it. Now, because we’ve always posted our review chats for FF, I decide to do the same – but this time with Good Maryam and Bad Maryam. Yknow, like good cop, bad cop? YEAAAAAAH. Good Maryam: So, umm hey, shall we start? *looks around nervously* Bad Maryam: Yeah yeah, I’m here. Let’s get this over and more »

Book Review: Blackhearts

Posted June 15, 2016 by Maryam in book review, Maryam, Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Book Review: Blackhearts

A BLACKBEARD’S STORY? ACK. Okay, honestly, I had a hard time reading this book, because I’ve always pictured Blackbeard as that old, grumpy pirate HAHA. BUT I really do enjoy this book, despite the fact that I thought it would be 100% pirate-ish stuffs. I mean, the story started out slow the first few pages, especially with all the aristocrats and barons talk. I have to admit that they always bore me, but Blackhearts still managed to hold my attention, why? Hellooooo there, Teach. YAS, Edward “Teach” Drummond stole my heart away the first time he was introduced. The fact that he more »