Of Curses and Kisses [Sandhya Menon]

Over the years, retellings have come to be one of my favorite types of novels. Of them all, Beauty and the Beast is one that I've always been rather eager to pick up. With its added diversity, there was no question that I'd be incredibly excited to pick up Sandhya Menon's Of Curses and Kisses. A modernized Beauty and…

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The Guinevere Deception [Kiertsen White]

Oh, what an amazing premise and damn, what a devastating flop. The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White should have been all sorts of brilliant, but instead turned out to be nothing more than a major disappointment. And really, what that all comes down to for me is the fact that I can't get behind this as…

Nothing Special (S1) [Katie Cook]

I fell utterly in love with Katie Cook's Nothing Special insanely fast. A comic series that I found on Webtoon, Nothing Special is a story about a teenage girl who has always felt like somewhat of an outcast in the human world and prefers to talk to the spirits of plants all non-humans can see than the humans around…

Wicked Saints [Emily A. Duncan]

I genuinely have no idea how to feel about Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan. It's the sort of novel that leaves you feeling conflicted, unsure whether or not you actually enjoyed it or if there were just fractions of the story that you would love to see replicated somewhere else. For me, the experience…

The Weaver [Heather Kindt]

Oh, boy. Where do I even start with The Weaver by Heather Kindt? I suppose the first thing to say would be that I chose to DNF this book at around 72%. After forcing myself through an immense amount of poor writing, over-the-top cheesy and unrealistic romance, and problematic ideas I just couldn't bring myself to…

The Princess of Clèves [Madame De La Fayette / Catel and Claire Bouilhac]

Had the translator note at the beginning of this graphic novel adaptation for Madame De La Fayette's The Princess of Clèves not suggested that this story was still relevant within modern audiences, I imagine I might have given it a little more leeway as far as the historical context goes. That being said, I did not like…