Title: Cinderella is Dead Author: Kalynn Bayron Pages: 400 Format: ebook ARC Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy, Retelling, LGBTQIA+ Release Date: July 7 2020 Publisher: Bloomsbury YA It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men … Continue reading CINDERELLA IS DEAD but this book was alive with feminism & courage
Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms … Continue reading To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
I've had fairytale retellings on my mind for a while now. I've been reading a few, reading the originals, and kind of am ready for a big ole fairytale binge to get myself back in the princess spirit. However, something has been wriggling in the back of my mind about fairytale retellings ever since I … Continue reading Discussion Post: How much of the fairytale do you want in your fairytale retelling?
Oh, hello, there. Usually this is the day of The Princesses Read...or the Princes Read...or the Villains Read...or, like, any Disney character ever. But lately my creativity has been RIP (I even held a little funeral for it where I basically just went man, I have none, so I'mma binge watch 3 Buzzfeed Unsolved episodes … Continue reading Mandy Reads Fairytales: The REAL Little Mermaid
Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal … Continue reading Heart of Iron by Ash Poston (where I lament about my lack of a Rasputin and bat thing sidekick)
Update Since I'm neck deep in a blogging slump, my inspiration has vamoosed away - meaning the Princesses Read is on hold for a tiny bit. My issue is that with these posts I need a lot of creativity and energy to do it, and my silly goose brain has determined X Files and Real … Continue reading The Princesses Read Update & The Best Beauty and the Beast Retelling Ever?