Tag: retelling

Spindle Fire Review: Fairy-Tale Retelling With Two Sisters At Its Heart

Spindle Fire Review: Fairy-Tale Retelling With Two Sisters At Its Heart

Spindle Fire closely follows the fairy-tale story of Sleeping Beauty, incorporating the love between two sisters and additional plotlines. While this book was a quick read, I was unimpressed it as a fairy-tale retelling and even more so as a fantasy. There was nothing I didn’t not like, but it just felt lackadaisical and boring. Spindle […]

October 17, 2017 | 4 Comments
OZYAY Reviews & Podcast: The Diabolical Miss Hyde & Stars at Oktober Bend

OZYAY Reviews & Podcast: The Diabolical Miss Hyde & Stars at Oktober Bend

Steampunk isn’t my usual genre, but I thoroughly enjoyed The Diabolical Miss Hyde. While it isn’t particularly heavy on the steampunk elements, the gender swapped Jekyll/Hyde story in a fey-ridden Victorian London gave the story an interesting twist. I’ve read the original Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and I’m pleased to say that in this […]

Splintered by A.G. Howard Review: Love Triangle Hell

Splintered by A.G. Howard Review: Love Triangle Hell

Here I go, black sheeping again…Splintered was a really interesting dark twist on Alice in Wonderland, but unfortunately the horrible love triangle and bland main character detracted from the rest for me. It starts out quite promising, with Alyssa’s mother stuck in a mental hospital. She hallucinates, talks to bugs and is convinced that she’s living in Wonderland. […]

July 22, 2015 | 53 Comments