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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

First, I want to apologize for missing posting a few days. I went on holidays and got some much needed r&r. But I'm back, and hopefully posting will continue with se regularity now. On to the book review! As many of you may know, recent hot books have been The Song of Achilles and Circe,… Continue reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace

Oh yes! Break Your Glass Slippers is the newest collection of poetry by Amanda Lovelace and it is divine! ***SPOILER ALERT *** This post is going to contain some of my favourite poems from this collection! Firstly, what I loved about this collection was that there were so many poems in it that I related… Continue reading Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace

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The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One by Amanda Lovelace

Tonight I finished reading the "Women Are Some Kind of Magic" poetry series by Amanda Lovelace. It finishes with this beautiful purple collection called "The Mermaid's Voice Returns In This One". While it was full of wonderful poetry by Amanda, and pieces contributed by other poetresses, it was not my favourite collection. I found with… Continue reading The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One by Amanda Lovelace

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Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige

Yellow Brick War is the third novel in the Dorothy Must Die series. In this third installment of The Dorothy Must Die series, things are not going as planned. Amy hasn't been able to kill Dorothy, Dorothy has found a way to bridge the gap between Kansas and Oz, and to do so, she must… Continue reading Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige

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The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige

The Wicked Will Rise is the second novel in The Dorothy Must Die series. It continues the story of Amy and her journey through Oz as she hunts down the evil Dorothy Gale. With her companions, Amy finds the Lion, meets and befriends Queen Lulu, and travels to the Land of the Lost to meet… Continue reading The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige

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Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

Queen of Hearts is a cute orgin story of one of Wonderland's most famous residents. I really enjoyed it. It is the first book in a trilogy. The story follows princess Dinah as she longs to take over her father's kingdom and fall in love with the man of her dreams. But she is betrayed… Continue reading Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

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Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Dorothy Must Die is the first novel in the same named series, and I found it to be a fun read. The main character Amy, gets swept up in a tornado and taken to Oz. The time is after Dorothy has "saved" Oz and Amy discovers that things aren't as good in Oz as one… Continue reading Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

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Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Unhinged is the second novel in the Splintered series by A.G. Howard. If you missed my previous post, Splintered is a retelling of Alice in Wonderland, following her descendent Alyssa through her own Wonderland adventures. Unhinged follows Splintered and focuses on Alyssa's highschool graduation, the return home of her mother, and of course, Morpheus showing… Continue reading Unhinged by A.G. Howard

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Splintered by A.G. Howard

I love Alice in Wonderland, it's one of my most favourite stories to read. Splintered is a kind of retelling of Alice in Wonderland but focuses on her descendent Alyssa. The series consists of 4 books, each following Alyssa on her journeys through Wonderland, dealing with her newfound magic, and fighting the curse of Wonderland… Continue reading Splintered by A.G. Howard

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Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman; Illustrated by Colleen Doran

A graphic novel retelling of the classic fairytale, Snow White, Snow, Glass, Apples is told from the "evil Queen's" point of view. This graphic novel has some seriously stunning artwork that I just can NOT get over. So. stunning. My photos can't even do them justice. And the story itself is incredible. It's a story… Continue reading Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman; Illustrated by Colleen Doran