Browsed by
Tag: Retellings

Wishlist Wednesday #7: A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King

Wishlist Wednesday #7: A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I recently finished The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and was thrilled to learn that it was the start of a series featuring an intelligent young woman named Mary Russell who stumbles into becoming Sherlock Holmes’s apprentice. It’s one of…

Read More Read More

Book Review: Hook’s Tale by John Pielmeier

Book Review: Hook’s Tale by John Pielmeier

Title: Hook’s Tale: Being an Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written by Himself Author: John Pielmeier Publisher: Scribner Hardcover: 288 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Long defamed as a vicious pirate, Captain James Cook (a.k.a Hook) was in fact a dazzling wordsmith who left behind a vibrant, wildly entertaining, and entirely truthful memoir. His chronicle offers a counter narrative to the works of J.M. Barrie, a “dour Scotsman” whose spurious accounts got it all wrong. Now, award-winning playwright John Pielmeier is proud…

Read More Read More

Book Review: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley

Book Review: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley

Title: The Door in the Hedge Author: Robin McKinley Publisher: Firebird Paperback: 224 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Robin McKinley here spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished classics. All feature princesses touched with or by magic. There is Linadel, who lives in a kingdom next to Faerieland, where princesses are stolen away on their seventeenth birthdays-and Linadel’s seventeenth birthday is tomorrow. And Korah, whose brother is bewitched by the magical Golden Hind; now it is up to her to…

Read More Read More

Book Review: Ithaca by Patrick Dillon

Book Review: Ithaca by Patrick Dillon

Title: Ithaca: A Novel of Homer’s Odyssey Author: Patrick Dillon Publisher: Pegasus Books Hardcover: 352 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Telemachus’s father, Odysseus, went off to war before he was born … and never came back. Aged sixteen, Telemachus finds himself abandoned, his father’s house overrun with men pursuing his beautiful mother, Penelope, and devouring the family’s wealth. He determines to leave Ithaca, his island home, and find the truth. What really happened to his father? Was Odysseus killed on his journey home…

Read More Read More

Audiobook Review: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Audiobook Review: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Title: Enchanted Author: Alethea Kontis Series: Woodcutter Sisters, Book 1 Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Brilliance Audio Duration: 7 hours, 46 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon…

Read More Read More

Book Review: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Book Review: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Title: Antigoddess Author: Kendare Blake Publisher: Tor Teen Series: Goddess War, Book 1 Hardcover: 336 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake. Old Gods never die…   Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So…

Read More Read More

Audiobook Review: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

Audiobook Review: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

Title: The Goose Girl Author: Shannon Hale Narrators: Various Publisher: Full Cast Audio Series: Books of Bayern, Book 1 Duration: 10 hours, 12 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) She can whisper to horses and communicate with birds, but the crown princess Ani has a difficult time finding her place in the royal family and measuring up to her imperial mother. When she is shipped off to a neighboring kingdom as a bride, her scheming entourage mounts a bloody mutiny to…

Read More Read More