Genre: Fairy Tales & Folklore

Go the Distance by Jen Calonita

Go the Distance by Jen Calonita

I am using a modified version of the CAWPILE rating system to do my review. If you’re curious about the CAWPILE system, check out this video by Book Roast! I’m going to be perfectly honest here – I’ve never watched Disney’s Hercules. Everything I know about it is from playing the first Kingdom Hearts game. […]

Posted 05/15/2021 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

What We Devour by Linsey Miller

What We Devour by Linsey Miller

CW: Death Before I start, allow me to thank NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the opportunity to read and review this book. I wasn’t expecting I would get approved for this one, but I was pleasantly surprised when I was. Now… on to the review. The Characters So we all know that one of the […]

Posted 05/12/2021 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

I’d been hearing about this book on Bookstagram, BookTube, and BookTwitter as an anticipated release for September 2019. And then the Barnes & Noble YA Book Club chose it as the book for the October 10, 2019 meeting. So of course, I picked up a copy as soon as I had the money. I’m definitely […]

Posted 10/05/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 4 Comments

A Grimm Curse by Janna Jennings

A Grimm Curse by Janna Jennings

Ok, I’m all for reimagined fairy tales. After all, just look at the reviews I’ve done for three of the Disney Twisted Tales books. I love a good reimagined fairy tale. Please note I said a good reimagined fairy tale. A Grimm Curse is not a good reimagined fairy tale. As a prequel, I honestly […]

Posted 07/25/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

I’ve read some pretty unflattering reviews of this book. All I can say is, I don’t think they were reading the same book I was. I’m not even kidding. Many of the things people complained about didn’t seem to even be a part of the book. Yes, the beginning of the book gives a recap […]

Posted 04/24/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

Pianist Coco Ma has a second passion in which she is just as talented – writing. Her first novel, Shadow Frost, is an absolute wonder. The world Coco Ma has built is reminiscent of Earth, but with magic added. It seems most people have the ability to use magic, each person having at least one […]

Posted 04/21/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

If you’re familiar with Sleeping Beauty, then you already know what Once Upon a Dream is going to be about. But trust me, this isn’t your Mom or Grandma’s Sleeping Beauty. Liz Braswell has woven a tale that asks what if it required more than just true love’s kiss to break the curse on Aurora? […]

Posted 04/17/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

As Old As Time by Liz Braswell

As Old As Time by Liz Braswell

Who doesn’t love the tale of Beauty & The Beast? Well, except for a few people who seem to be hell-bent on dragging Disney’s version of the classic tale through the mud, claiming Belle has Stockholm Syndrom (which is actually addressed in this book). But have you ever wondered who the Enchantress was? Why she […]

Posted 04/14/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Stories about Faerie fascinate me. The many different takes that never fail to include one common thread – Faerie is cruel, violent, & just plain a place no one should want to go. The Cruel Prince is everything Faerie is made out to be, but with one twist – mortals, humans, can play the games […]

Posted 04/10/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments