Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison

Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison

SUMMARY Natalie and Brooke’s friendship is put to the test when they and those they love keep secrets from each other. WORLDBUILDING For the most part I bought the contemporary setting of Anything to Have You. The dialogue was almost hyperreal and the depiction of the landscape changing throughout the seasons made me yearn for […]

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

SUMMARY A nameless heroine sacrifices herself to save her sister and become the bride of a demonic king whose brides never live for long. She can randomly perform random magic and becomes all-powerful, but can she save the man the demon possesses? WORLDBUILDING For the most part, I loved the worldbuilding. This story was set […]

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

SUMMARY While Winter has been freed from Angra’s slavery, Meira must find the balance between queen and soldier, fight to keep her kingdom from the hands of Cordell, and in the mean time find the keys hidden in other kingdoms that will open the door to the magical chasm and hopefully make an alliance or […]

The Princess Diaries Audiobook

The Princess Diaries Audiobook

SUMMARY Mia Thermopolis’ extraordinarily ordinary American teenage world is thrown upside down when she finds out she is the one and only heir and Princess to the throne of Genovia, a small but rich country bordering France. WORLDBUILDING I have to say, I know Genovia’s totally fake – I mean, what country can afford not […]

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

When I was five or six years old, my older brother convinced me to go on the Haunted House ride with him at the local show. I was pretty scared, and knew my big brother wouldn’t protect me from anything, and didn’t particularly want to go, but I thought if I didn’t do it now […]

Never Never by Brianna Shrum

Never Never by Brianna Shrum

SUMMARY A prequel and retelling of JM Barrie’s classic children’s novel Peter Pan and Wendy from the primary antagonist’s point of view, Never Never follows Hook as he is taken from London by a marvelous, clever, flying part-fairy ageless boy and shows in detail how James turned from being a proud young boy who couldn’t […]

Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas

Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas

SUMMARY When Pin dares to escape her slavery of making fairytale clothing for a magical Godmother, she and her Shoemaker friend are captured and catapulted into an irresistible world where the prince is having a ball and no one recalls their past. This original Cinderella retelling has more twists than you can shake a bramble […]

The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling

The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling

SUMMARY When Kat accidentally rips a page from an old Cinderella book, she’s transported right into the story – as one of the ugly stepsisters. To return home, she needs to ensure the happily ever after – but while Cinderella is a maid, the other stepsister is gorgeous, the fairy godmother is missing and the […]

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