Genre: Fairy Tales & Folklore

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Oct 25
{Review} The Wolf Hour by @SaraLewisHolmes @AALBooks ‏@ScholasticBooks

{Review} The Wolf Hour by @SaraLewisHolmes @AALBooks ‏@ScholasticBooks

The Wolf Hour is a middle Grade fairy tale by author Sara Lewis Holmes. I absolutely loved this story. It was such a treat for me to read. It was fun, creative, a little creepy and super cute all at once. I cannot wait for Sara Lewis Holmes next novel! I would recommend The Wolf Hour to readers of Middle grade and young adult alike. This book was excellent. It is about a town near the edge of the Forrest, where strange things keep happening. Girls go missing, or go mad. The Wolf Hour is such a unique concept, so even if my review does not do the book justice, still read it! You will love it, trust me! The Puszcza is a magical forest where the stories that we all know and love come to life. With some black magic from the witch, she can actually pull people into the stories to live them. The Wolf Hour is told in multiple perspectives, from the three pigs, to Magia- our main… Read more »

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May 24
{Giveaway} FRACTURED BEAUTY by The Fairy Tale Five

{Giveaway} FRACTURED BEAUTY by The Fairy Tale Five

   Guys! If you are a fan of Fairy Tales and romance, you can get all five of these stories for only 99 cents right now! Check it out and then be sure to enter the giveaway below! (I normally don’t do posts like this, but I am really excited about this one so I wanted to share it with you guys!) LEHUA PARKER is the award-winning author of the MG/YA Pacific literature magic realism series, The Niuhi Shark Saga: One Boy, No Water; One Shark, No Swim; and One Truth, No Lie. Originally from Hawaii and a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools, Lehua is an author, educator, and public speaker. Trained in literary criticism and an advocate of indigenous cultural narratives, Lehua is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposiums. Now living in exile in the high desert mountains of Utah, during snowy winters she dreams about the beach. Lehua is a pen name for Michelle C. Parker, a mediated message design and research professional. As Michelle she works… Read more »

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May 15
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Spelled by @BetsySchow @SourcebooksFire

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Spelled by @BetsySchow @SourcebooksFire

Spelled is one of those books where I fell in love the first time I saw the cover. I have always loved The Wizard of Oz, and I have been loving fairy tale re-tellings, so I knew this would be a match made somewhere over the rainbow for me. And I was so right. Spelled is so much fun that I want to pick it up and read it again right now. Betsy Schow has taken a classic tale that is already so fantastical and turned everything on its’ head. Who you know as good might turn bad and vice versa. And Betsy was not satisfied with just the land of Oz, so she took all kinds of fairy tale worlds and created a delightful mashup. Dot, or Dorothea is a the princess of the Emerald city, and because of a curse-gone-wrong on all the major fairy tale families long long ago, she isn’t allowed to leave the castle. Someone in her line of women is rumored to be more… Read more »

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Mar 06
{ #Review } Flunked by @JenCalonita @jabberwockykids @SourcebooksFire

{ #Review } Flunked by @JenCalonita @jabberwockykids @SourcebooksFire

Flunked is the first book in an adorable middle grade series called Fairy Tale Reform School. I really liked this book. It put a smile on my face the whole time I was reading it. Yes, it was a younger read than I was used to, but it was perfectly suited for it’s middle grade audience. The heroine is Gilly and is around 12 or 13. She is caught stealing a hair clip and is shipped off to the Fairy Tale Reform School for the mischievous children on the path to becoming a villain. I think this is such a cute idea for a magical and funny story. I really like that we got to see the “crime” that Gilly committed to get sent to reform school as it played out, rather than just starting the book with her already there and flashing back on what brought her in. I thought it gave the readers a great perspective on what her family is like, and gave us an idea of… Read more »

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Mar 05
{Review+Giveaway}The Hidden Library by Heather Lyons @hymheather @InkSlingerPR

{Review+Giveaway}The Hidden Library by Heather Lyons @hymheather @InkSlingerPR

Note: I will try my best, but there will probably be some spoilers from the first book. If you are new to the series, check out my review of The Collectors’ Society HERE. These books need to be read in order. The Hidden Library is the second book in the New Adult Fantasy Series, The Collectors’ Society. And I have to first mention how much I love these covers. I think they are beyond beautiful. Ok, on to the review. The First book, The Collectors’ Society, was one of my favorite books of 2014, so I beyond excited to get my hands on the second book. And even more excited when I opened the book on my kindle and saw that I was quoted from my review of the first book. (This has to be the most epic week on the blog EVER! I believe that there are 3 five star reviews in one week and I am quoted in 2 books. Neither of those things have happened before!) This… Read more »

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Feb 02
{Review} The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

{Review} The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest is a book that I have been dying to read for a long time. And a lot of that had to do with the cover. I still sometimes get lost just looking at it. I love it that much. Plus, I was really loving the fact that this book is a standalone. And I did end up liking the book…just…not as much as I thought I would. Now, I haven’t read too many reviews for the Darkest Part of the Forest so I have no idea whether I will be in the minority or majority, but I will attempt to convey my kind of confused relationship with this book. I absolutely LOVED the way the book started and the way the book ended. In kind of an anonymous third person narrative that felt like the start of a fairy tale narration. “deep in the middle of the forest, there was a boy…” That kind of thing. But it was very well done at grabbing… Read more »

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Dec 16
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Figment: Insanity Book 2 by @CameronJace

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Figment: Insanity Book 2 by @CameronJace

This series looks awesome. I have a review of the first book coming up early next year (in Feb. I think) and I can’t wait to start reading it. Book 2 is out now, so if you love book one or if you are new to the series, check out this excerpt and enter the giveaways to win a copy for yourself. There is also a grand prize of a $100 amazon gift card so don’t miss that!   “Are you wearing this dress for me?” He has his arm resting on the doorframe, a seductive gleam flowering in his eyes. “Jack!” I tiptoe like a young girl meeting her loved one after he has been away for long. “With a dress like that, I could get on my knees and propose.” I am sure I am blushing, so I lower my head and lace my hands. Slowly, Jack’s finger nudges me back to look at him. “You know I am poor and can’t afford a ring, right?” “You’re just… Read more »

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Oct 11
{ARC Review} Stitching Snow by @RC_Lewis @DisneyHyperion

{ARC Review} Stitching Snow by @RC_Lewis @DisneyHyperion

I have seen a few reviews of Stitching Snow that said the book was good, but not great. That the book didn’t overly impress them. I didn’t see any of these reviews until after I was done reading the book, and for that I am glad. I was really surprised. I loved Stitching Snow. I had a few minor glitches with it early on, but I soon got swept up in the story. I absolutely loved that this was a complete story. And you get a really full story packed into this novel. There is non-stop adventure, a very imaginative new world, cool characters, and lots of feeling. Not to mention to get to follow the adventure on page one and have it all wrapped up by the end of the book. Normally fantasies and epic adventures of this scale are 4 or 6 book series, so there was something so satisfying that I got to wrap everything up in this one book. Snow, or Essie as she prefers to… Read more »

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Aug 13
{Graphic Novel Review} Through the Woods by Emily Carroll @emilyterrible

{Graphic Novel Review} Through the Woods by Emily Carroll @emilyterrible

Graphic Novels are so much fun to read, and Through the Woods was fantastic! I think this book will appeal to readers young and old alike. It was surprisingly spooky in some tales, which was an added delight. I was not expecting to get goosbumps while reading. I sat down and read the book and I as soon as I was done I went over to my cousins house to look through it with her son that loves all things ookey and spooky. He is in second grade and he loved the book! I couldn’t even get him to give it back to me when I was reading. Through the Woods features 5 stories. I am having a hard time even picking my favorite one- they were all wonderful. I think if I had to pick I would choose My Friend Janna. My little cousin’s favorite was The Nesting Place. The pictures are vivid and the perfect accompaniment for the story. Through the woods makes me want to pick up… Read more »

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Dec 17
{Review} My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton

{Review} My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton

  Welcome to my stop on the My Name Is Rapunzel blog tour My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton Paperback, First, 302 pages Published November 22nd 2013 by Createspace Age Group:Young Adult Source: ecopy from Author Summary: My tale has been told again and again, and I’ve heard each one. Except for my hair, I barely recognize the pitiful renditions. Muddled versions, crafted to entertain laughing children…but the children wouldn’t have laughed if they’d known the real story. It wasn’t their fault. They didn’t know the truth. Nobody did. My name is Rapunzel. I will tell you my story. I will tell you the truth. My Name is Rapunzel is a very magical and nicely told re-telling of Rapunzel. I have not read too many fairy tale re-tellings, but funnily enough most of the re-tellings that I have read and seen have been about Rapunzel. I am not really sure why. Tangled for instance is a super cute disney movie about Rapunzel, and in that version she was the… Read more »

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