Tag: retellings

Book Review : What Moves the Dead

Book Review : What Moves the Dead

What Moves the Dead is a retelling of one of my favorite Edgar Allan Poe works, The Fall of the House of Usher. I really wasn’t sure what to expect from What Moves the Dead, as this was my first time reading both a Poe retelling and anything by T. Kingfisher. At first, I was really perplexed by what the heck I was reading, as What Moves the Dead spends […]

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Book Review : Half Sick of Shadows

Book Review : Half Sick of Shadows

As a really big fan of Arthurian legend, I’ve been loving that there are so many new retellings of the legend, like The Guinevere Deception and Half Sick of Shadows, releasing recently. I had to snap up Half Sick of Shadows, as soon as I read the synopsis. Half Sick of Shadows is a retelling of The Lady of Shalott and claims to be a bold, feminist retelling where the Lady […]

Posted May 17, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult
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Book Review : The Princess Will Save You

Book Review : The Princess Will Save You

It’s been several years since I’ve watched The Princess Bride, and though I’ve never read the novel, the movie left an impression on me. Sadly, I can’t say the same for this retelling from the perspective of the female love interest. Though an absolutely brilliant idea on author Susan Henning’s part, I found the execution to be sorely lacking. There was simply not enough background information, character development, or world […]

Posted June 19, 2020 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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