Reviews and Blog Posts: fairy tale retelling

Cress

by Marissa Meyer

Reviewer Rating:
5

The third installment of Meyer's Lunar Chronicles picks up right where Scarlet left off. Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet and Wolf are on the run from Lunar forces and the Commonwealth army, while Queen Levana is plotting her marriage to (and subsequent murder of) Emperor Kai. Meanwhile, orbiting the earth in...

Wicked the life and times of the wicked witch of the West

by Gregory Maguire

Reviewer Rating:
2

In some ways, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West is exactly what you would expect it to be - a retelling of the story before and during the Wizard of Oz from the perspective of the Witch, Elphaba. I knew going in that it...

Transformations

by Anne Sexton

Reviewer Rating:
4

I LOVE new takes on fairytales and Anne Sexton's Transformations does just that. Some of these are more powerful than others I thought her "Rapunzel" was amazing but her "Rumpelstiltskin" fell flat for me.

Strands of bronze and gold

by Jane Nickerson

Reviewer Rating:
4

Welcome to Wyndriven Abbey. 

It is 1855 and Sophia has just received a surprising letter from her godfather.  It is an invitation to join him at Wyndriven Abbey, deep in the heart of antebellum Mississippi.  The fine nature of the invitation promises more opportunities than her current poverty-stricken situation would allow,...

Ash

by Malinda Lo

Reviewer Rating:
5

Ash's mother died when she was young, and after her father remarries, she loses him to illness, too. In a world where the king's philosophers try to move people away from their belief in fairies and Wood magic, Ash turns to this other world to escape from her stepmother and...

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