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Once: Six Historically Inspired Fairytales
3.79
it was amazing
If you read widely, caring less for genre boundaries than you do about discovering imaginative, well-crafted stories wherever you can find them, then ...more
Nov 28, 2016
Nov 03, 2016
 
A Merchant in Oria
4.06
really liked it
I recently discovered David Wiley's blog, so I was glad to see that he was publishing this story. The plot was engaging, following the lines one expec ...more
not set
May 18, 2017
 
Burning Rose: Fairy tales retold as you have never heard them before (Legends of Light)
4.72
it was amazing
Whether you’re a fantasy lover or a fairy tale fanatic, the search for your next absorbing read ends here, because Burning Rose is the book for you! S ...more
not set
Sep 24, 2017
 
The World Turned Upside Down
4.67
really liked it
Wow, this is the first thing I've read by this author (I think this might be the first work she's published?) and I wasn't expecting such a well-execu ...more
not set
Nov 19, 2018
 
The Spirit of Caledonia
3.85
it was amazing
A suspenseful speculative short story that is well worth reading! I discovered DJ Edwardson because he "liked" one of my reviews (Sinclair Ferguson's ...more
Feb 08, 2018
Feb 08, 2018
 
Where the Woods Grow Wild
4.39
really liked it
If you enjoy fantasy with lots of humorous banter then you will probably enjoy this story. This is not epic stuff where entire kingdoms or worlds are ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2017
 
Death Be Not Proud
3.77
really liked it
This story was fun in two ways: as a tale of suspense, and also as a treasure hunt - the treasures being subtle allusions to the original Snow White, ...more
not set
Apr 06, 2017
 
Goblin Market and Other Poems
4.07
it was amazing
Goblin Market never grows old. It's a vivid portrayal of the relationship between two sisters who are very different people, and explores the sickenin ...more
not set
Feb 21, 2019
 
Waltz into the Waves: A Cinderella Story
4.14
it was amazing
If you love clean sweet romance (and a quick read), then I think you will enjoy this story! What I liked most about it: in most Cinderella retellings ...more
not set
Feb 14, 2019
 
The Crouching Shadow (Golden Daughter #1)
4.04
it was amazing
I loved this story! (Golden Daughter is not a true series, but a single story of adventure and suspense split into four volumes, similar to The Lord o ...more
Aug 25, 2017
Jun 17, 2017
 
The Bells of Paradise
4.41
really liked it
This rich retelling of Jorinda and Jorindel takes place in Tudor England on the eve of Queen Mary's reign. It's the perfect setting for this fairy tal ...more
not set
May 20, 2017
 
John Owen on Christian Life
4.33
it was amazing
If you've ever wanted to read John Owen (or thought that you should!) but felt intimidated by his challenging writing style, then this is the book for ...more
Aug 31, 2016
Oct 24, 2016
 
Ten Thousand Thorns
4.37
it was amazing
Another great read from Suzannah Rowntree! Not only is Ten Thousand Thorns a page-turning adventure - filled with mystery, suspense, terrific action s ...more
not set
Dec 02, 2017
 
According to Their Deeds
3.71
it was amazing
If you've ever dreamed of owning (or simply working in) a great bookstore, and you also like mystery/suspense, then there is a good chance you will en ...more
Nov 09, 2016
Nov 10, 2016
 
Our Intrepid Heroine
4.53
it was amazing
If you love the quirky, offbeat humor of The Princess Bride, then you will probably enjoy this story! I certainly did, especially the way the author c ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2018
 
Finding the Magic
4.88
it was amazing
This is a uniquely creative retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and also a heart-warming Christmas story! The author uses the familiar tale to bring to ...more
not set
Dec 23, 2018
 
Shadows of the Hersweald: A Hansel and Gretel Novella (Legends of Light #3)
4.52
it was amazing
The war is over in Aslaria, but the battle for individual loyalties rages on. Violent rebels roam the countryside, wreaking havoc among their former c ...more
Mar 18, 2017
Mar 04, 2017
 
The Artificer's Apprentice
3.65
really liked it
An imaginative setting, cool tech, and heart-tugging plot! I discovered DJ Edwardson because he "liked" one of my reviews (Sinclair Ferguson's John O ...more
Feb 07, 2018
Feb 07, 2018
 
Citadel: Omnibus
4.16
it was amazing
I downloaded the first Citadel novel for free and enjoyed it so much that I bought the Omnibus because I had to find out what happened next! These are ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2017
 
The Last Motley
4.44
it was amazing
The Last Motley was the best book I read in 2018! I've posted my full review on my website: http://celaday.com/2018/12/26/best-re...
not set
Jan 21, 2018
 
The Space Merchants (The Space Merchants, #1)
3.87
liked it
If you are tired of the commoditization of everything (including you, yourself, personally), then you'll probably enjoy this classic black satire of a ...more
not set
Jan 28, 2017
 
Storming
4.28
liked it
Even though this book was well-written, I had to work to stay with it (something I've never said about any of KM Weiland's books before). I think it's ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2017
 
The Prince of Fishes
4.13
it was amazing
Set in 8th century Byzantium, The Prince of Fishes offers a well-crafted and entertaining glimpse of a fascinating period of history. The Byzantine in ...more
not set
Oct 02, 2016
 
Monster Huntress (Young Huntress, #1)
3.67
really liked it
If you love a sword & sorcery fantasy with a strong teenage female protagonist, then Monster Huntress is for you! Ava is determined to follow in t ...more
Mar 08, 2019
Dec 01, 2018
 
Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)
4.27
really liked it
At first glance, Bernard Cornwell's Uhtred competes in the Hunger Games on Mars. But as the story unfolds, the plot becomes a serious discussion of wh ...more
Jan 2017
Feb 20, 2017
 
Lady of Devices (Magnificent Devices, #1)
3.78
it was amazing
What a great story! Despite a couple of unlikely plot turns, I loved the heroine's intelligence and courage in the face of increasingly daunting obsta ...more
not set
Oct 14, 2017
 
The Princess and the Pea (Timeless Fairy Tales, #0.5)
4.09
it was amazing
I'd just re-read the original tale a few days before I downloaded this, and I remember thinking: "How slight - not much material for a retelling ther ...more
not set
Dec 23, 2018
 
Sense and Sensibility
4.06
it was amazing
I love this story about how real life experiences and painful realizations can actually cause people to grow, and even to change opinions (gasp!) form ...more
not set
Oct 02, 2016
 
Quo Vadis: a narrative of the time of Nero
4.15
it was amazing
I loved this story, although it might include "too many notes" for some contemporary readers (i.e., those who prefer shorter works). Marcus's struggle ...more
Jan 2016
Feb 25, 2017
 
The Franklin Trees
4.50
really liked it
This is exactly the type of story I loved most when I was about 11 or 12 years old: a serious and somewhat paranormal/supernatural consideration of th ...more
not set
Apr 22, 2017
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