A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, inspired by Beauty and the Beast, reminded me how much I love a good fairytale retelling. I couldn’t help falling for the strong and caring main character, and there are many elements to the story that make it stand out from its source material. Those looking for a fast-paced retelling that still feels original will not want to miss this series. Continue reading

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig is a retelling of The 12 Dancing Princesses with a dark twist. Containing ghostly visions, mysterious balls that last all night, and a main character who is determined to uncover the truth behind her sister’s deaths, this one has all the makings of a dark and atmospheric story. Those looking for a unique and immersive fairytale retelling will not want to miss this one. Continue reading

Review: The Darkening by Sunya Mara

Review: The Darkening by Sunya Mara

The Darkening by Sunya Mara is the first instalment in a gripping new fantasy series that kept me hooked from page one. With experimental magic, a cursed storm, an undercover protagonist, and a royal love interest, this one contains so many elements that I love. I especially enjoyed the balance between worldbuilding and action, which makes this one a rich and unputdownable debut that fantasy fans will love. Continue reading

Review: League of Liars by Astrid Scholte

Review: League of Liars by Astrid Scholte

League of Liars by Astrid Scholte is a unique mystery that combines magic with murder trials. I found the genre-blending premise original, and I enjoyed the mix of narrators, both inside and outside of the prison. While the content of this book didn’t meet all of my expectations, I still enjoyed the story as a whole. This is a great read for those looking for the tension of legal drama with a touch of fantasy. Continue reading

Series Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Series Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

The Cage by Megan Shepherd is a gripping series that provides a thought-provoking look at humanity. Depicting a group of humans that are help captive in an alien zoo, this one contains many twists and turns as well as a strong cast of characters. I especially enjoyed the world building and the imaginative environments in the cage. While I do not typically pick up books about aliens, this one piqued my interest, and I would recommend it to those looking for a shocking and suspenseful series.  Continue reading