Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations

Book Review: What Once Was Mine by Liz Braswell

Posted 08/01/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know that I absolutely LOVE Disney’s Twisted Tales. I just love how they take a beloved story and turn it around, giving it a new life. So when I saw What Once Was Mine on NetGalley, I knew I had to request it. I just wish it had met my expectations. What Once Was Mine Review This is the first time I haven’t particularly cared for one of the Twisted Tales books. I’ve loved every other book I’ve read from the series and I own about half of the series. But for some reason this one just didn’t give me the same happy feeling I had with the other ones. I am thinking that the reason for this is that What Once Was Mine has a different format to how the story is laid out. Instead of just starting […]

Book Review: Small Favors by Erin A. Craig

Posted 07/19/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

Trigger Warnings: Murder, Fire, Arson, Gore, Religious Fervor, Monsters, Animal Death I’ve had Small Favors in my TBR for well over a year. I actually own a signed hardcover copy of the book that I’d pre-ordered back before it came out. Now the book is out in paperback and I’m just now getting around to reading it. Go me. Erin A. Craig likes to do fairy tale retellings and from what I can gather, this one is a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. At least that is what I’d guess from the favors – that was Rumpelstiltskin’s schtick after all. However, she does it in an unexpected way that makes you stop and think about it. It isn’t obvious at first. I love the setting of Amity Falls – an idyllic little town that is mostly self-contained, but still requires a little bit of help from the outside world. I honestly wonder […]