Hood [Jenny Elder Moke]

I need a Robin Hood retelling to fall in love with because Jenny Elder Moke's Hood was not it. What breaks my heart the most is that it almost could have been. Ironically, even with some of the monumentally annoying--and unnecessary--changes that were made, Moke's retelling had a lot of potential. Featuring Robin and Marian's (spelled…

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Rereading Shatter Me to Expose the Abuse Romanticism

It must have been over a year ago now that I said I was going to be rereading the Shatter Me series in order to shed some light on the deeply problematic aspects of abuse romanticism that exists within the series. Well, I'd started but eventually lost track due to life and my desire to read books…

Frozen Beauty [Lexa Hillyer]

Lexa Hillyer's Frozen Beauty is marketed with references to poetic and lyrical prose. As it tells the tale of two sisters in alternating timelines as the truth of their eldest sister's secrets and eventual death is slowly revealed, I'd say this description is decently accurate. Readers follow the youngest, Lilly, in the past as she navigates…