“The Bear and the Nightingale” Makes for a New Classic Fairy Tale

Author: Katherine Arden Release Date: January 10, 2017 Publisher: Del Rey Books Genre(s): Fantasy Review Spoilers: Mild GoodReads | Amazon  The Bear and the Nightingale delivers an atmospheric fairy tale that curls around readers like the first tendrils of frost, slowly until it becomes all-enveloping and impossible to put down. This debut novel from Katherine Arden, the […]

Enchanted is an Enchanting Read From Alethea Kontis

Enchanted Author: Alethea Kontis Release Date: May 28, 2013 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Source: Personal find Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Retellings, Fairytale Spoilers: Mild Rating: ★★★☆☆ GoodReads | Amazon If you are in need of an easy, simple story that has few twists and turns, then this is the book for you. If you hate fairy tales, magic, […]

Sleeping Beauty is Out of the Vault and Out on DVD and Blu-Ray Diamond Edition Today!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbnHftP6zd8] Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition [Blu-Ray] Release Date: October 7, 2014 Original Release Date: January 29, 1959 Cast: Mary Costa, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen, Bill Shirley, Taylor Holmes, Bill Thompson Director: Clyde Geronimi, Les Clark, Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman Studio: Walt Disney Productions Distributor: Buena Vista Home Entertainment Genre(s): Kids, Family, […]

Sea Change is the Story of a Girl and Her Kraken

Sea Change Author: S.M. Wheeler Release Date: June 18, 2013 Publisher: Macmillan, Tor, Forge Source: NetGalley DRC Genre(s): Fantasy, Fairy Tale-ish, Young Adult-ish Rating: ★★★☆☆ Review Spoilers:  Mild GoodReads | Amazon Do you ever come across those books that you almost immediately know aren’t for you and yet you feel compelled to finish the story anyway because you […]

Cinderella is a Cyborg

At least, she is in the fairytale inspired novel Cinder by Marissa Meyer. When I picked up this book I figured it was going to be your usual fairy tale adaptation. They are pretty common these days. Once Upon A Time on ABC does it with a campy, family friendly flare that’s really gotten […]