Tag: Retellings

Review: The Fall by Bethany Griffin

Review: The Fall by Bethany Griffin

When I was in college, I CLEP-ed out of Survey of American Literature. I did this b/c I HATE American Lit. I hate Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Meville, Hemingway, Faulkner, I hate them ALL. There is one exception . . . Edgar Allen Poe. As much as I hate the others, I love Poe. […]

— Posted October 12, 2014 by Jessica / 40 Comments
Review: Plus One by Elizabeth Fama

Review: Plus One by Elizabeth Fama

LOTS of dystopians flooding the YA market these days. That doesn’t particularly bother me, but as is true when a market is flooded with anything, I’ve had to become more selective in deciding which dystopians to actually read. I needed to create a method of separating the wheat from the the chaff, the silver from […]

— Posted April 6, 2014 by Jessica / 92 Comments
Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

I’ve been very up front about my love of fairy tales, and Rapunzel is one of the only Grimms’ Fairy Tales that has a somewhat happy ending (even if it is a little bit risqué). In the original version, the prince finds Rapunzel after hearing her sing. He comes back day after day to listen to her, […]

— Posted February 11, 2014 by Jessica / 16 Comments
Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Let’s talk about fairy tales. I was fortunate enough to stay with my grandmother, rather than going to daycare, when I was a little girl, and I was even more fortunate that my grandmother loved to read. She read to me constantly, and what did she read? Fairy tales. Anytime there was an occasion to […]

— Posted January 30, 2014 by Jessica / 8 Comments
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