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: 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