Tag Archives: fairy tales

Cloaked – Alex Flinn

I did not like this book. Not the writing, not the dropped storylines, not the obvious plot twists or the boringness or the narrator’s voice. I basically hated everything about it. Cloaked didn’t kick any puppies, to my knowledge, but … Continue reading

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Princess of the Midnight Ball – Jessica Day George

Wellllllll, this one was a fail for me. I mean, fairy tale retellings, yay I love those! But this was a fairy tale that I’m not very familiar with – The Twelve Dancing Princesses. And then there was the problem … Continue reading

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I was REALLY looking forward to this one for a long time and even hoped to get it for my birthday…alas, no giftage of the book arrived come January 17, and as school is out  (hooray for summer vacation!) and … Continue reading

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A Tale Dark and Grimm – Adam Gidwitz (2010)

Another fairy tale remake! This book claims to tell “the real story” of Hansel and Gretel. It starts with Faithful Johannes (supposedly about Hansel and Gretel’s parents), then uses that as motivation for why Hansel and Gretel ended up eating … Continue reading

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Fairest – Gail Carson Levine

Fairest is a (very, very loose) retelling of Snow White. In fact, it’s so incredibly loosely based on Snow White that I kept forgetting what fairytale it’s supposed to be about. Our heroine is Aza, and she’s the adopted daughter … Continue reading

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