Tag: retelling

May 19
{Review+Giveaway} Only With You by Cecilia Gray

{Review+Giveaway} Only With You by Cecilia Gray

I’m going to be honest with you. I wasn’t sure how much I was going to like this book before I started it. I read it because I have loved all of the other books in the Jane Austen Academy series, but this one was about Emma. And because we started the series with Lizzie, Emma was the “mean girl”. I just wasn’t too sure how I was going to connect with her. But I am super pleased to say that I ended up really, really enjoying her story. Each book in the Jane Austen Academy series focuses on a different friend from the school, and each of the books can be read as a standalone. When I first started reading Only With You, Emma seemed like a completely different person than I remembered her. She was such a do-gooder; nice to everyone and she seemed really selfless. But then as the story continued, I started to see more and more of the Emma I remembered, and oddly enough it… Read more »

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Apr 14
{Review +Giveaway} The Looking Glass by Jessica Arnold

{Review +Giveaway} The Looking Glass by Jessica Arnold

The Looking Glass is a really interesting take on a re-telling. The girls name is Alice, and she ends up on the other side of a mirror, but that is about where the similarities stop. Jessica Arnold has created a completely new, creepy, intriguing and utterly fascinating world in her spooky hotel. I loved watching Alice explore it, both through the diary she finds and through running from room to room. I felt Alice’s pressure the whole book, just hanging there in the air. I felt like I had to keep reading because if I didn’t then Alice would run out of time to figure out whatever she needed to figure out to get out of that house and back to the real hotel. I loved that she was transported to basically an alternate mirror world of the hotel where she was vacationing with her family. I will admit that I was kind of confused when I started reading the book, but this is the kind of book where you… Read more »

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