Review: West Side Love Story by Priscilla Oliveras

Review: West Side Love Story by Priscilla Oliveras

West Side Love Story by Priscilla Oliveras is a touching Romeo and Juliet retelling that is centred around rival mariachi bands. I found the idea of the Battle of the Mariachi Bands so compelling, and I enjoyed reading about the main character’s kindness and loyalty to her family. These family dynamics are especially well-written, making this a great read for those looking for something to fill them with love. Continue reading

Review: Finding Her Edge by Jennifer Iacopelli

Review: Finding Her Edge by Jennifer Iacopelli

Finding Her Edge by Jennifer Iacopelli is a Persuasion retelling set in the world of figure skating. As a fan of pretty much any sports book, I enjoyed the strong main character and the accessible way the author works in details about skating. While I struggled with some of the character dynamics, I still found this to be a cute sports romance that demonstrates Jennifer Iacopelli’s strength in writing the sports genre. Continue reading

One for All by Lillie Lainoff: Audiobook Review

One for All by Lillie Lainoff: Audiobook Review

One for All by Lillie Lainoff is the gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers that I have been waiting for. With its action-packed plot and compelling cast of characters, this one lived up to all of my expectations. The audiobook is equally well done, and I had no issues keep up with the fast-moving plot. This is a meaningful story of sisterhood and sword fights that fans of historical fiction will love. Continue reading

Review: Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June

Review: Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June

Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June is a fairy tale retelling with a modern twist. Following a dancer who is given a second shot at pursing her dream, this one contains plenty of drama and a passionate main character. I especially enjoyed the direction Christina June has taken modernizing Little Red Riding Hood, choosing to focus on paths for the future. Those looking to experience the magic of fairy tales, but in a modern setting, will enjoy this one. Continue reading

The Great Gatsby: Adapted by K. Woodman-Maynard

The Great Gatsby: Adapted by K. Woodman-Maynard

The Great Gatsby adapted by K. Woodman-Maynard is a great way to make The Great Gatsby more accessible in a graphic novel format. I enjoyed the slight changes the author makes to the source material, and the art style makes elements such as mood and symbolism much easier to understand. However, I also felt as though the story is rushed, and the art also makes the text difficult to read at times. Despite this, I still appreciated what the book accomplishes in terms of making The Great Gatsby easier to digest. Continue reading