Tag: folklore

Forgotten Things

Forgotten Things

My Review Forgotten Things is the debut full-length novel by author Stephen Mullaney-Westwood.  It is a beautiful story woven between the reality that we all know and that inhabited by the creatures of lore that so many of us dismiss.  It is a coming-of-age story that centers around Adam and his friends Martin and Josh.  Adam has just moved […]

Posted 28 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Gathering Frost

Gathering Frost

My Review Gathering Frost is the first novel in Kaitlyn Davis’ new series, Once Upon a Curse.  It tells the story of Jade, once a happy little girl living in New York Ciry until an earthquake shakes her world in unimaginable ways. It wasn’t just her city that was destroyed, but the way of life all […]

Posted 19 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Last Changeling

The Last Changeling

My Review The Last Changeling is the first book in the new Faerie Revolutions series and I love the fact that it is so much more than a YA fantasy romance novel.  At its heart, it is a story about equality and standing up for what is right.  It is about fighting prejuice and making the […]

Posted 7 November 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Merminia

Merminia

My Review There is something about the word underneath the waves that is so alluring to me.  The salt water, the sand, the beauty of a world so deep that those of us with legs rarely get to experience it.  This book had all of that and so much more. Merminia is the story of […]

Posted 24 September 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Views from the Depths

Views from the Depths

My Review Views from the Depths is a collection of short stories, retellings of four classic fairy tales.  The stories are explored from much darker, more melancholy perspectives, bringing an entirely new light to stories that most of us are more familiar with in their more sanitized Disney-style formats.  This collection answers questions that most of […]

Posted 23 June 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Madly & the Jackal

Madly & the Jackal

My Review Hands down, this is my favorite Madly book so far!   There was so much to this one and I couldn’t put it down. Like everything I have read by this author, the writing just grabs me!  Everything she does is beautifully written and this is no exception.  There is so much emotion, regardless […]

Posted 24 April 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Madly & Wolfhardt

Madly & Wolfhardt

My Review Madly & Wolfhardt is the second installment in the new Madly series, the first full-length novel.  Mermaids and werewolves, traditional lore mixed with new mythology… fantabulous! I loved the first novella, but the story really begins in this book.  I love, love, LOVE old lore remixed into something new.  We have a bit of Red Riding […]

Posted 24 April 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Madly

Madly

My Review This novella is the start to the brand-new Madly series, a mermaid series that blends threads of traditional lore with new mythology.  I love mermaid-themed stories and this one was really fun.  At 53 pages, it is a short read,, but it is a great introduction to the world of Madly! Fairy tales are […]

Posted 23 April 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Forgotten Ones

The Forgotten Ones

My Review I am a sucker for all things Celtic and faery, so I was excited to find this book.  There is no denying the fact that the cover is gorgeous and it drew me right to it.  But it was the words inside that kept me reading! Allison and Ethan… I loved the tension […]

Posted 18 April 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Second Star

Second Star

My Review Having recently read the classic Peter Pan, I was intrigued by the idea of a retelling of that story.  I am a sucker for fairy tale retellings and this is the first one I have come across that is based on that story. Second Star is tells a very different story than that of […]

Posted 17 April 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments