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Castle Waiting, Vol. 1 (Castle Waiting Omnibus Collection, #1)
3.99
really liked it
Aww! This was a sweet re-imagining of fairy tale settings and tropes with a decidedly feminist slant, in which everything ends happily but without the ...more
Feb 2008
Jan 26, 2008
 
The Seventh Bride
3.84
it was amazing
Well, that was fucking fantastic.

Fabulous storytelling. Clever. I was listening to the audiobook and kept giving out little huffs of laughter and "mm
...more
Jan 20, 2016
Dec 03, 2015
 
The Sleeper and the Spindle
3.90
liked it
I might have been the right reader for this between the ages of 12-20, but sadly I'm not right now.

I love fairytale retellings, but primarily those t
...more
Dec 22, 2015
Dec 23, 2015
 
Bryony and Roses
4.12
really liked it
If you're a fan of fairytale retellings generally and feminist ones in particular, you'd do well to keep Ursula Vernon/T. Kingfisher on your radar. Pu ...more
Feb 08, 2016
Feb 09, 2016
 
Princeless #1
4.29
it was amazing
LOVE! Looking for a graphic novel adventure to share with your elementary schoolers and up? This was totally adorable, funny, and smart.
Jun 25, 2014
Jun 05, 2014
 
A Wicked Thing (A Wicked Thing, #1)
3.31
really liked it
That was pretty excellent: complicated, lots to chew on, messy, novel, ambitious. It could have been a little more fleshed-out (the king's villainy, t ...more
Nov 04, 2015
Feb 17, 2015
 
The Castle Behind Thorns
3.92
liked it
Hm. I think if the setting had worked better for me, I would have enjoyed this much more. As it was, the mashup of "historical" vs "magical" was jarri ...more
Dec 29, 2014
Dec 04, 2013
 
Redemption in Indigo
3.84
it was amazing
I found this one because it had been nominated or was on an awards list, and it was a delight. Loved the authorial interjections and commentary, the s ...more
Jul 2011
Jul 05, 2011
 
Serafin (Star Maker, #1)
2.71
did not like it
With enthusiastic jacket blurbs from both Lloyd Alexander and Philip Pullman, I had high hopes for this weird little Bookmobile find. Maybe it lost so ...more
Apr 08, 2008
Apr 09, 2008
 
Deathless (Leningrad Diptych, #1)
4.05
Hm. I am not the reader for this book, so I'm unwilling to rate it.
Jul 05, 2012
Jul 06, 2012
 
The Summer Prince
3.59
it was amazing
Holy cats, that was good. Review to come!
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
 
Breadcrumbs
3.75
really liked it
Well, I am the reader for this book, and I liked it a lot. Fairytale retelling is one of my very favorite genres, and the constant allusions to other ...more
Jan 04, 2012
Apr 26, 2011
 
Book of a Thousand Days
3.95
it was amazing
A princess and her maid are locked up in a tower for seven years when the princess refuses to marry a cruel prince. The maid takes center stage in thi ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 26, 2008
 
The Once and Future King
4.08
it was amazing
What a masterpiece. The scope of the Matter of Britain is just so epic, so full of tragedy and love, and T.H. White gives it more meaning than almost ...more
May 23, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
 
The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King #1-4)
4.08
it was amazing
Life transition reread.
Sep 02, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
 
Sister Mine
3.67
it was amazing
It's four and a half stars, but since that isn't an option I'm rounding up to five! Plot fell apart a little bit in the end, but the setting and world ...more
Jul 07, 2014
Jan 12, 2013
 
The Princess Curse
4.00
it was amazing
None
Jun 20, 2013
Oct 16, 2011
 
Enna Burning (The Books of Bayern, #2)
3.97
really liked it
None
May 13, 2009
May 13, 2009
 
Straw Into Gold
3.62
it was ok
None
May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009
 
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
4.23
it was amazing
None
Jan 08, 2010
Jun 13, 2009
 
A Stranger Came Ashore
3.81
really liked it
None
Jun 23, 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
Ice
3.70
really liked it
None
Dec 09, 2009
Aug 23, 2009
 
Ash
3.62
liked it
None
Feb 06, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
 
Tender Morsels
3.57
liked it
None
Mar 12, 2009
Feb 07, 2009
 
The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1)
4.12
really liked it
None
Jul 2010
Jun 16, 2010
 
Extraordinary (Impossible #2)
3.25
liked it
None
Apr 24, 2011
Jul 13, 2010
 
The Wager
3.83
liked it
None
Oct 15, 2010
Oct 14, 2010
 
The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady (The Squire's Tales, #2)
4.20
really liked it
None
Jan 2009
Nov 17, 2008
 
A Tale Dark & Grimm (A Tale Dark & Grimm, #1)
4.04
really liked it
None
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
 
The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1)
3.93
did not like it
None
Jul 31, 2008
Jun 07, 2008
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