Genre: Fairy Tale Retelling

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

Posted April 30, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 4 Comments
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

I love fairy tale retellings and I can clearly recall picking up Princess of the Midnight Ball a few years ago specifically because I saw it was a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. The only other interpretation of this story that I have read was Juliet Marillier’s excellent Wildwood Dancing, which is a personal favourite. That may be the reason I put off reading this one for so long, fearing […]

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Posted May 18, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 14 Comments
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

To say that I loved this book would be an understatement. As a rule, I adore fairy tale retellings. I also love dystopian settings. Combining the story of Cinderella with a dystopian theme = win! Cinder is the kind of novel that really ticks my boxes. I mean, a cyborg Cinderella – it is absolute genius. Yet Cinder is more than just a fantastic premise. There is a lot of […]

Flame of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier

Posted August 11, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Flame of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier

Whenever a new Juliet Marillier book is released I pretty much drop everything else I am doing and devour it in a single sitting and this is more or less what I did with Flame of Sevenwaters. This book is about Maeve, one of the daughters of Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, who was last seen in Child of the Prophecy. I really loved Maeve’s voice. She was prickly and definitely […]