Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik *Review*

I can never get over how enthralling Naomi’s writing is.  She writes fantasy so beautifully and I always enjoy every second I am in one her worlds.  Spinning Silver was a smidge darker than Uprooted to me, but just as amazingly imaginative (I should add Uprooted and Spinning Silver are both standalone books and aren’t connected but they are both part of her fairy tale retellings so thats why I compare them).  I read this last summer, but I still think so fondly of the story.  I hope she has plans to do more of these!

Thank you Penguin Random House for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik *Review*

Huge thank you to Random House for sending me a copy of Uprooted in exchange for an honest review.  This has been on my TBR for years and I am so glad I finally got to it, I loved it!  This book is whimsical and beautiful, breathing new life into an old classic.  It felt entirely like its own story while having small traces of being a retelling.   Uprooted read like a fairytale mixing in action, adventure, romance, and danger, all flowing perfectly to create a master piece.  I give this 4.5 stars!!

“There was a song in this forest, too, but it was a savage song, whispering of madness and tearing and rage.”

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Lost Boy by Christina Henry *Review*

A Peter Pan retelling?? Sign me up!  Thank you Berkley Publishing for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  It was a very dark, yet fun read that told the story of how Captain Hook came to be and how he isn’t quite the villain of the story we think we know so well.  While Peter Pan isn’t really the hero we all love and his island holds more troubles than fun adventures.

All children grow up, or they die, or both.  All children, except one.

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The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury *Review*

I love fairy tale retellings. They spin an old classic into something new and exciting all over again.  When I found out that the Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury was a retelling of Aladdin I eagerly awaited being able to scoop it up!  Who doesn’t love a good story about Aladdin and a powerful girl Jinni?! Magic, love, lies, brave heroines, a comedic hero, and greedy villains line the pages of this story.  Through out this book Jessica Khoury took me on a whirl wind magic carpet ride and gave me a fresh new look on the story of Aladdin.

“Even a thief may have honor, and even a Jinni may have a heart”

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