Aside from Sci-Fi books being a hype within the YA community, re-tellings have become insanely popular as well. Recently I published a post about re-tellings from different fairy tales. The collection is huge – of course I couldn’t put everything in my post, but there’s more than enough – and if you’re interested you can read that post HERE. I grew up with Disney and other fairy tales and I remember well from ever since I was a little girl, I was hooked on fairy tales and especially – Disney or otherwise. The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast remain my favorite. Authors re-tellingRead More →

Title: Wintersong Author: S. Jae-Jones Genre: young adult, fantasy, retelling Publisher: Thomas Dunne Release Date: 7 februari 2017 Format: hardcover Pages: 436 Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell. All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns. But when her sister Käthe is taken by theRead More →

Title: Cruel Beauty Series: #1 Cruel Beauty Universe Author: Rosamund Hodge Genre: Young Adult, retellings, fantasy, mythology, fairy tales Publisher: Balzer + Bray Release Date: 28 januari 2014 Format: Hardcover Pages: 346 Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart. Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny. Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of aRead More →

When a strange beast terrorizes the kingdom of Lochlanach, fear stirs revolt. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage. Princess Aerity knows her duty to the kingdom but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger…until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. There’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment. Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task atRead More →

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen. In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the onlyRead More →