So by now it should be common knowledge that I am a rather big (huge) fan of retellings, especially Beauty and the Beast retellings. And an historically accurate one was just too good to pass up. And honestly that cover just screamed “PICK ME UP”
We are on the brink on November which means we have literally only weeks left in this year, before publishers swarm us with new amazing adventures and stories for 2020. And as with all things festive, it’s the time of the year where budgets and wish lists become a continuous topic of discussion. And with so many great books out there, what is a girl to do?
Humming the intro of Aladdin in my head I reach for this novel, high expectations and coffee in the hand I settle in to travel to one of the world’s richest places (both in culture and magic) in this highly anticipated debut of 2019.
To be honest, I am a bit of a scaredy cat, so when my friend approached me with a buddy read for this book I wasn’t sure if it was going to be as fun for me. (I tend to hide behind my hands during Stranger Things…enough said) But nevertheless her enthusiasm was contagious and I agreed.
And so we start a three day read of one the most intense books I have read all year.
Life happens in ways you cannot control and sometimes you just need a little escape. I personally look for an escape in a great book. And during these times I have travelled to many a magical land. None as great as Prythian
America 1880, the verge of scientific magic setting the scene for the explosive finale of this murder mystery series. Following the bloody trail of America’s “first” serial killer, join Audrey Rose and Thomas for a journey they won’t soon forget. This last installment will have you grabbing your tissues and jumping for joy. But don’tContinue reading “Capturing the Devil”
“Once upon a time in a far away land, a young prince lived in a shiny castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the Prince was spoiled, selfish and unkind. But then one winter’s night an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter fromContinue reading “The Beast Within”
Every little girl starts out dreaming about being a Disney Princess, whether you are dreaming of Cinderella and her fairy godmother or Mulan shifting gender boundaries. They truly have a role model for each one of us. Well the Kingdom is a more techy version of Disneyland, with AI princess guaranteed to help you makeContinue reading “The Kingdom”
So I recently stamped my reading passport in the world of Aelland. The country under the mantle admist the war of seven kingdoms. And what a journey it has been.
If High Fantasy is your thing, you will love this novel.
“The History Books say I died. They don’t know the half of it.”
These words can be found on the inside cover of the book sleeve. Powerful words. Powerful story. To say that this book changed me is an understatement. As a little girl, I adored the Disney film, Anastasia. Till this day I find myself humming the soundtrack. The story of the orphan girl surviving the revolution that killed her family touched me to my deepest core