Tag: #retellings

  • Review: Strike the Zither by Joan He

    Review: Strike the Zither by Joan He

    ~Summary~ Zephyr is a strategist under the leadership of Xin Ren. Their goal is to take down the puppet empress on the throne and restore order to the realm which was broken into three factions when Miasma seized power. But with opposition on every side, will Zephyr be willing to sacrifice everything she has for […]

  • Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

    Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

    ~Summary~ “In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the […]

  • Review: Small Favors by Erin A. Craig

    Review: Small Favors by Erin A. Craig

    ~Summary~ Ellerie Downing lives in a secluded mountain village called Amity Falls, where life is quiet and uneventful. That is, until the day one of their supply runs goes missing. Now some of the townspeople are saying that the monsters their ancestors talked of, the ones that had caused them to uproot their lives and […]

  • Review: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

    Review: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

    ~My Thoughts~ My first thought upon finishing this book was how much I wanted to go back to the start and read it all over again, it was that good!! This book deftly weaves together the story of the Trojan war through the lens of the women whose voices are left out of the original […]

  • Review: Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer

    Review: Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer

    ~Summary~ When Harristan became King after the assassination of his parents he was thrust into leadership of a kingdom on the brink of disaster. A disease ravages the land and the only way to keep rebellion at bay is to rule with an iron fist. Meanwhile, Tessa Cade, who is an apprentice apothecary, is watching […]

  • Review: Six Crimson Cranes

    Review: Six Crimson Cranes

    ~Summary~ Shiori, Princess of Kiata, holds forbidden magic which hasn’t been seen in her land for centuries. When she loses control on the day of her betrothal ceremony it catches the attention of her stepmother, Raikama, who also possesses magic, but of a darker kind. When Shiori witnesses her practicing her magic, her stepmother banishes […]

  • Review: Skin of the Sea

    Review: Skin of the Sea

    ~Summary~ Simidele is a Mami Wata, a mermaid whose job it is to collect the souls of the dead from the sea. But one day she finds a boy, and he isn’t dead yet. Faced with a choice she decides to save the boy and as a result incurs the wrath of the Supreme Creator. […]