Genre: Fairytale Retelling

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Nov 14
Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Reviews 3 ★★★★★

It's taken me a long time to gather the courage to read Winter, mostly because I was terrified I wouldn't enjoy the finale of The Lunar Chronicles (I mean, 4 five-star books in a row? What are the odds?), but also because I didn't want to say goodbye to the characters or the world. But, as usual, Meyer has surpassed my expectations. Winter stands apart from the other books for a number of reasons. This is the first time all eight central characters are together and the first time they step foot on Lunar. But it wasn't the first time...

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Mar 30
Beauty by Sarah Pinborough

Beauty by Sarah Pinborough

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Another enchanting and dark fairytale by Sarah Pinborough, Beauty is set before Charm and Poison and allows us to understand those stories a lot better. It introduces us to the prince, the huntsman, a very curious girl, and a deeply disturbing castle.

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Mar 26
Charm by Sarah Pinborough

Charm by Sarah Pinborough

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Brilliantly reimagined and haunting, Charm is a dark and sexy retelling of the Cinderella fairytale with an incredible twist. Charm is a brilliant retelling of Cinderella that takes the well known tale to a whole new level. I am thoroughly enjoying this series and can’t wait to see where the next instalment, Beauty, takes us.

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Mar 24
Poison by Sarah Pinborough

Poison by Sarah Pinborough

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

“A wicked, delicious, sexy Snow White fairytale.” Poison is a scrumptious retelling of a classic tale that re-imagines the world and the circumstances of our beloved characters. Pinborough’s evil queen is more sympathetic than expected and her Snow White is adventurous and sassy.

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Feb 18
Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

I never thought I’d sympathise with Levana. She’s been this amorphous blob of evil in The Lunar Chronicles for three books, and although I never doubted that her past would make an interesting story, I certainly didn’t think it would make me understand her.

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Mar 18
Cress by Marissa Meyer

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Reviews 4 ★★★★★

Cress was my guilty-pleasure read this weekend. I ignored all the backed up review books (being the horrible person that I am), and snuggled down with it. As with the other two books, I found it really hard to put down Cress and go about my normal life – everything…

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Dec 03
Towering by Alex Flinn

Towering by Alex Flinn

Reviews 0

Although well told and imaginative, I think this project was a little too ambitious for my liking. Towering is modern retelling of the Rapunzel fairy-tale, but Flinn has coupled it with elements from Wuthering Heights which left me bewildered and confused. Wyatt is my favourite character in the book –…

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Sep 26
Scarlet in the Snow by Sophie Masson

Scarlet in the Snow by Sophie Masson

Reviews 0

A surprisingly good read, especially because when I started it, Scarlet in the Snow was in danger of being catalogued as ‘just another Beauty and the Beast retelling’. But this story, which intertwines two Russian Fairytales (The Scarlet Flower and Fenist the Falcon), is charming, lyrical and beautiful. Set in an…

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Jun 25
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce

Fathomless by Jackson Pearce

Reviews 1

The Reynolds are a very special family. Why did I not see this before? Silas in Sisters Red, Samuel in Sweetly, and now Celia, Anna and Jane in Fathomless. My mind is blown. Fathomless is a completely different beast from the other two books in this series, I almost don’t…

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