What to read before bedtime? Folktales for Fearless Girls!

Folktales for Fearless Girls by Myriam Sayalero (illustrated by Dani Torrent)
Pages: 212
Format: Finished copy provided by Penguin teen Canada
Top 3 Genres: Children, Fairy tales, Feminism
My rating: 
Set it on fire/ If you have nothing else to read/ you need to read it/Run and buy it.
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Hey guys! Hope you are doing well despite these difficult times! But what a better moment to remind you how we can be strong no matter what we are facing with a few tales about Fearless Girls 😉

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The Night Country: step into the darkest fairy tales!

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The Night Country by Melissa Albert
Series:
The Hazel Wood #2
Format: 
Arc provided by Raincoast Books
Pages: 
352
Release date: January 7th
Top 3 Genres:
 Young Adult, Fantasy, Fairy Tales
My rating: 
Set it on fire/If you have nothing else to read/you need to read it/Run and buy it.
To buy the book: CA • US • FR• Bookdep
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Hey guys! Do you remember the Hazel Wood? I do! I was transported by this unique version of fairy tales, by their glorious darkness and the adventures of Alice in the dangerous Hinterland.  I thought it was a standalone… but then, I saw that there was a sequel! No idea what it would be about, but I had to try 😉

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Mirror mirror on the wall…The Evil Queen has come!

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The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter
Pages: 544
Format: ARC provided by Harper Collins Canada 
Top 3 Genres: 
Young Adult , Fantasy, Fairy tale
My rating: 
Set it on fire/ If you have nothing else to read/ you need to read it/Run and buy it.
To buy the book:  
CAUS• FR• Bookdep
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Hey, bookdragons! I’m enjoying my holidays so much! Lots of pool + family + reading time… what else can I ask for?? Now to talk about books… Are you tired of retellings? I am NOT! Especially when they are about villains and their making! I could not miss my chance to discover the back story of the Evil Queen!

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Echo North: a tale of magic and love

Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer
Format: 
Hardcover
Pages: 389
Top 3 Genres: 
Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings
My rating: 
Set it on fire/ If you have nothing else to read/you need to read it/Run and buy it.
Source: 
Provided by Chapters Indigo in exchange for an honest review. 
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Hey guys! Remember when I told you about Echo North and how excited I was to read it? Well, I did :p and if it was not all I was expecting, it was still a pretty nice and magical journey!

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A curse so dark and lonely: Beauty and the Beast returns!

A curse so dark and lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Series: 
A curse so dark and lonely #1
Source:
ARC provided by Raincoast Books
Pages: 
496
Top 3 Genres: 
Young adult, Retelling, Fantasy
My rating: 
Set it on fire/If you have nothing else to read/you need to read it/Run and buy it.
Add to: 
Goodreads

 

Hello bookdragons! If you know me a little you know that I am THE BIGGEST FAN of Beauty and the Beast. I’m always on the lookout for new retellings, and I stepped on some very nice ones. My latest discovery: A curse so dark and lonely!

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Book reviews #15: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

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Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

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Book Reviews #1: Cinder

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Hello!!
Here is my first review for you: Cinder by Marissa Meyer. The text part is a little addition to the poster review up there, of course, I’d advise you to read both 😉
The fact that I love fairy tale retelling and heard so MUCH about The Lunar Chronicle.. well I couldn’t resist and I had to read it!

I was hooked up from the beginning, the fact that we are in the future, in a world of cyborgs and with such a different Cinderella… and at the same time, one with the same problems than the original one.
It was really interesting to read about this futuristic society, the relationship between Commonwealth and Luna, the evolution of Cinder. I really loved that the story was like we were in her head (which she would have hate lol).The revelations about Cinder nature, about the plague and anything Lunar related were quite well done as well. And the way cyborgs are perceived by the society? that was so good and such a great theme in « sci-fi » (yeah this book is not really sci-fi » for me but it had elements of it for sure), the « what about artificial intelligence question »? how should cyborgs be considered? always a remanent question… and quite an important one.

Hey! you’ll say, you are only saying positive aspects of the book, why 3 stars then??
Because Prince Kay. I just… his character misses the depth Cinder have (which after all, is often a common point between the Princes of fairy tales). And the thing that bothered me the much: Cinder loves him while he approved the draft of cyborgs and them being guinea pigs. How can Cinder not care about that?? This precise point is the reason I was disappointed by this book.
There were a few other characters who felt off time to time, but yeah, mostly, it’s that point who troubled me. I would be curious to hear opinions about it tho?
Don’t hesitate to leave your comment (in French or English) about this book bellow!

See you for a cup!
Elise