Yes, I’ll admit it; I like fairy tales. I like their familiarity, the connection from generation to generation. Though underlying themes can be sexist, I tend to read the originals through a lens of history, understanding the era in which they... Read More | Share it now!
I judged a book by its cover. And a little bit by its description. And it came up wanting.
The recent spate of fairy tale redux(es?) has produced many new tales to enjoy. They come with a built-in audience, and since most everyone knows the stories... Read More | Share it now!
***IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS***
The Low Down: Scarlet’s grandmother is missing, and no one seems to care except her. Sure, she’s eccentric and prefers to stay on her farm instead of mixing... Read More | Share it now!
The Low Down: A teen twist on an old favorite, Cindy Ella tells the familiar tale of stepmother, stepsisters, fairy Godmother, Prince Charming and unexpected love while moving it to the shadow of Rodeo Drive. It’s prom season, and in... Read More | Share it now!
The Low Down: In this take on the classic story, Cinder is an “adopted” cyborg (part human, part machine) who lives with her unhappy stepmother. Yes, there are stepsisters (one sweet, one not so much). Stepfather died from a plague called... Read More | Share it now!
Do you like fairy tales? Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story is a fascinating read by Carolyn Turgeon. The main character is Lil, a fairy godmother who was cast out from her kingdom and forced to live as a human because she fell in love with the... Read More | Share it now!