Tag Archives: Retellings

Review: No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige. Harper Collins, 2013. Currently Available as an e-book. Genre: Fantasy / Retelling Face Value: This cover strikes a nice balance for a retelling. The original imagery is there (the yellow brick road, the … Continue reading

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Review: Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen. Bloomsbury, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction / Retelling Face Value: I’m neutral on this cover, which doesn’t have any major flaws but is boring. Sure, the girl looks appropriately androgynous and is a fair match … Continue reading

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Review: When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle. Simon Pulse, 2012. Currently Available Genre: Retelling, Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Quite sincerely, this is probably my least favorite cover on a book I’ve read this year. Which is a shame, because … Continue reading

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Review: Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott

Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott. Candlewick, 2011. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling Face Value: For the most part, I like this cover (top) The girl’s face is identifiably Japanese (sadly, not always a guarantee), and we … Continue reading

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Review: Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce Little, Brown & Company, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Fairytale Retelling Face Value: I’m kind of into it. It’s creepy, and sets the right tone, and I like the witches face appearing in the trees all people-kissing-or-a-vase-style. … Continue reading

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Review: A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan Candlewick, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Speculative Fiction / Science Fiction / Dystopia / Fairy Tale Retelling Face Value: I listened to this book on audio, so I didn’t have the experience of looking … Continue reading

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Review: The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell

The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell Harper Collins, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Fantasy / Fairy Tale Face Value: It works. I might not be head over heels for this cover, but it offers up a classic fairy tale vibe while … Continue reading

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