Cinderella isn't evil, she has mice as friends and sings to birds. Someone who does that can't be evil, crazy and delusional yes but not evil. It's ni...moreCinderella isn't evil, she has mice as friends and sings to birds. Someone who does that can't be evil, crazy and delusional yes but not evil. It's nice to hear a different side to it rather than the usual and it's free on amazon at the moment. What more could you want (less)
Everblue is the first book I have read about mermaids so I don't really have anything to compare it too. I loved this book, well when I say I loved it...moreEverblue is the first book I have read about mermaids so I don't really have anything to compare it too. I loved this book, well when I say I loved it I must admit I didn't really start to enjoy it until about 56% of the way through. The first half didn't really seem to go anywhere- Ash's chapters that is, Fin's chapters were fine. The second half was hard to put down because suddnely the book picked up and so much happened, it was crazy. The ending, what a way to end a book. Now I really want to read Evergreen but bloody heck the price for that for a kindle edition? no bloody way. I liked the mermaids and mermen in this book and the changes that happen to them. It's completely different to the little mermaid, the only mermaid related thing I have watched. The world they live in is told in great detail that I had no trouble picturing it. This book has everything action,adventure, love, evil leaders, dashing heroes, a cute couple.
The begining of the book did put a slight damper on this being a five star rating just because I found it boring and nothing really happened and before the 50ish percent mark Ash just wasn't that interesting to read about. So it did take a while to read the first half for me because of that, but once it got past that it was more easier to read because stuff actually happened.
I think Everblue is great start to what will probably be a great series and I can't wait to read the others despite the stupid price on amazon.
P.S: The cover is really pretty, man I wish I had red hair that dark, it's so much better than Ariel's red.(less)
A very short BDSM prequel filled with mostly sex apart from a couple of pages of non sex and dialogue. I forgot this novella was a prequel to be hones...moreA very short BDSM prequel filled with mostly sex apart from a couple of pages of non sex and dialogue. I forgot this novella was a prequel to be honest, I only started it cos I wanted something short to read. Little red rising crop is based on little red riding good but loosely based. It was ok and it entertained me for an hour but it's not really my thing which is why it didn't many stars from me (less)
I really liked this one, I thought I was going to come out with a two or three star rating but it was really good. It really left me wanting to watch...moreI really liked this one, I thought I was going to come out with a two or three star rating but it was really good. It really left me wanting to watch Alice in wonderland the film though, I really want to watch that film now. I really want to read the others at some point and I hope they are as good as this one (less)
Firstly, let me start with saying that I loved the Snow Child. It's such a magical and mysterious book but it is also really sad at times too. It focu...moreFirstly, let me start with saying that I loved the Snow Child. It's such a magical and mysterious book but it is also really sad at times too. It focuses on an old childless couple who one night create a snow child made completely out of snow but the next day the snow figure has vanished and in replace is a pile of crumbling snow. The couple then start to see a little girl appear in the forest near where they live. The girl looks just like the snow child they built and has the same mittens and scarf they gave to the snow child figure.
Now as readers we are left asking the same questions that the characters within the book ask, just who is this child?, is she the snow child that was built out of snow? That is where the mystery element comes into the book because no one is really told who this girl actually is, the girl herself doesn't reveal this but it's just easy to assume what with certian things that happen around this child.
I loved the fairytale element about the book because you're never too old for a good old fairytale. I also loved how Jack and Mabel sort of got what they deeply desired because with all the saddness this pair have faced in the past and in the present I just wanted them to find happiness. I did find it sad though how distance the pair were from each other and there were only a few happy moments between the couple. Couples are suppose to be happy, I don't like it when they aren't happy or they grow apart :(
I don't think I was prepared to feel as sad as I did sometimes while reading this book. It's not like I cried but at times it was just horrible to read because there was just distance between the couple and even though they both wanted to close the distance they couldn't and it's just so sad.
However, the story did move along and stuff started to happen which was a good thing because I didn't feel sad anymore so it was good that it happened. The mystery around the snow child grows throughout the book but we are always left wondering whether she is real or not. Having finished the book I can honestly say I still don't know whether she was real or not. At times I thought yes because of the stuff that happened but then at other times I thought no because of what she was made out of and she couldn't possibly be real. I don't know, still lost on that matter to be honest.
The ending just ends, I thought there would be some explaination as to what happened at the ending but no it just finishes suddnely so if you haven't read it yet I am just warning you now. I personally don't think the ending matches the rest of the book it's weird. So I would say it has it's good moments and it's bad moments. I did like how the book ended though, it was nice.
So I hope that upon writing this review I have encouraged someone to read this book because it really is a great book and Eowyn Ivey's writing is just so good, her descriptions on things are just awesome. So go forth and read The Snow Child and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.(less)
The Tiny Wife is a short modern fable supposably a romance because I picked it up in the Amazon Kindle romance deals. A thief robs items of sentimenta...moreThe Tiny Wife is a short modern fable supposably a romance because I picked it up in the Amazon Kindle romance deals. A thief robs items of sentimental value off people in a bank. Through the course of the book unusual stuff happens as a result of giving up these items. My Thoughts: Erm, I found it very weird if I must be honest, a short but very weird book. The illustrations were nice and some of the things that happened were amusing. Also at times the book was kind of sweet. Still it was only because it was £0.99p that I brought it. I certainly wouldn't have spent more on it. All in all a quick read that can be consumed in a an hour or hours.(less)
Cinderella, you’re really growing on me girl. Aisling, not so much. It shocked me so discover that Aisling aka Cinderella w...more*Warning: contains spoilers*
Cinderella, you’re really growing on me girl. Aisling, not so much. It shocked me so discover that Aisling aka Cinderella was a lesbian, I’m sorry but it did. I knew nothing of this ‘Lesbian twist’ before reading the book and I don’t think I would have found out unless I looked the book up on the internet. I’m not saying I have a problem with Lesbians, I just like to read about man love not woman love. Back to the book.
I gave two stars to Ash not because of the twist but because it dragged during the middle of the book. The beginning was good and the end was good but I struggled with the middle. It took me ages to read this book because I didn’t have the urgency to read and finish the book. I must admit to being peeved off upon finding out Ash didn’t wind up with her prince but all was not lost because I found the developing romance between Ash and Kaisa quite sweet in a way. Add Sidhean and it gets quite confusing.
I did like the faerie element to the book but I can’t decide whether it was needed or not. We discover things about Ash’s mother and the faerie world around her but nothing happens in the end with that side so what was the point?
I also liked that Clara was the nice stepsister out of the two. It reminded me of the Film/Movie Ever After where there is also a nice stepsister.
Ash was too different for me I think which could be the reason I didn’t really get along with it. I admire Malinda Lo’s courage to write the book with these elements. I think quite a lot of people don’t take the original story to a different level for fear of what the world will think. I also think it’s important for books to have lesbian twists within them because not all young teens are going to be straight, some of them are going like the same sex. I haven’t really come across many gay type books for young people, but then they don’t really concern me so that’s probably why.
Beastly by Alex Flinn is a modernised retelling of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast. Kyle Kingsbury is spoiled, rich, popular and completely perfect...moreBeastly by Alex Flinn is a modernised retelling of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast. Kyle Kingsbury is spoiled, rich, popular and completely perfect in the looks department. We’re talking blonde hair, blue eyes (yawn). He’s a horrible person who only sees the outer shell of a person, not the inside, and tends to judge people based on looks. Kyle plays a nasty trick upon Kendra; a fat girl with green hair. Kyle being Kyle only sees her size, her clothing taste and her green hair. Kendra curses Kyle into a beast and gives him two years to fall in love with a girl who will love him back. If he fails he will remain a beast forever. Beastly is interesting as it is told from the Beast’s point of view, which is something I’ve never come across in the retellings of Beauty and the Beast before. This did prove a little difficult at times, for example at the beginning before Kyle is transformed into a beast. At the start of the book he is just plain mean and just so arrogant in the way that he thinks he’s more important than others, mainly what he considers ugly people because he is the blond haired blue eyed boy (yaaawn) and let’s not forget, his father is on T.V so this obviously makes him important as well. I didn’t really feel the love for Kyle in the early stages but once he’s transformed and he is judged because of his outer shell, things soon start to pick up. I loved how he became more interested in things other than his looks and money. He found love in gardening and reading books, which is something the old Kyle would have never done. I also loved how the author kept the beast’s love of roses. In the retellings of beauty and the beast stories there have always been roses in the books, because the beast loves his rose gardens. I really liked that the roses crept up in this retelling as well, that Kyle as the beast treasures them so much that he rushes out into the night just to protect his roses. I will say that I didn’t really like the chat, I don’t really understand why that is in there and I think the book could do without it. In the beginning it made me wonder what the hell I was reading, I had to flick through the book to see if the rest of the book was just in chat form (it isn’t by the way) So to sum it all up, a nice, modern, retelling of Beauty and the Beast. (less)
My first thought upon reading this was: "what the hell?" but it's actually quite good and really funny, especially the king's reactions upon hearing w...moreMy first thought upon reading this was: "what the hell?" but it's actually quite good and really funny, especially the king's reactions upon hearing what his daughter has been doing to the hard lump in her bed.
My first thought upon reading this was "what the hell?" but it's actually quite good and really funny, especially the king's reactions upon hearing his daughter has spent the night stroking the hard lump in her bed.(less)
I expected more from this book than I got. I was captured by the cover and interested to read it after finding out its a retelling of the sleeping bea...moreI expected more from this book than I got. I was captured by the cover and interested to read it after finding out its a retelling of the sleeping beauty fairy tale. I found the book ok. I favoured Gareth over Ambrose. The love-triangle is a tad confusing. It starts at the beginning of the book, goes away and then comes back again. Perhaps I would have liked it more similar to sleeping beauty.(less)