Tag: retelling

Thorn Abbey by Nancy Ohlin

Thorn Abbey by Nancy Ohlin

April 8, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★

There are two ways to think of Thorn Abbey - as retelling of Rebecca or as a novel in its own right. A successful retelling will excel in both areas, reimagining a well loved classic and bringing it into the modern era. Thorn Abbey does well enough as a retelling, but fails almost abysmally as a standalone novel.

As a retelling of Rebecca, I think I'd give this book about 3.5 stars. If I was to forget that Thorn Abbey is a retelling, I'd probably give it 2 stars.

Thorn Abbey, the boarding school the novel is named for, is...

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Ironskin by Tina Connolly

Ironskin by Tina Connolly

February 13, 2013 Reviews 2

Date published: 2nd October 2012 Publisher: Tor Books Format: Ebook, 304 pages Series: Ironskin, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9781429993043 ISBN10: 1429993049 Categories: Fantasy Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher Jane Eliot wears an iron mask. It’s the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek….

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Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

November 9, 2012 Reviews 1 ★★

Firstly, I was hoodwinked by this book. It is not a retelling of the Alice fairy tale as the title, subtitle, and the names of the series and the main character will have you believe. Nope. Aside from a few cute references, this novel bears little similarity to Alice in…

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