Book Review: Stepsister

Genre: YA Fairytale Retelling Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The synopsis of Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly drew me in right away. Cinderella’s stepsister cuts off her toes to try to fit into the glass slipper? What a novel twist on the classic story! There were so many things I adored about this book! First off, possibly the mostContinue reading “Book Review: Stepsister”

Book Review: Gilded

Genre: YA Fairytale Retelling Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ YES, YES, YES!!! Okay, I am not going to lie, I was not a huge fan of Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer. My faith was a little shaken when I didn’t get the chills I normally do while reading her books. However, Gilded has reinstated a motto we canContinue reading “Book Review: Gilded”

Book Review: Dragon by Midnight

Genre: YA Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I recently joined BookSirens, a site that is dedicated to connecting readers with new books! I was absolutely stoked to find Dragon by Midnight by Karen Kincy on the site because I had recently added it to my TBR, and I could not wait for it to beContinue reading “Book Review: Dragon by Midnight”

Book Review: Red Wolf

Genre: YA Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ A fairytale retelling where Little Red Riding Hood is the wolf? Sign me up! I recently read an ARC of Red Wolf by Rachel Vincent, and if you enjoy retellings with a twist, this book is definitely for you! Essentially, the book is about a girl named Adele,Continue reading “Book Review: Red Wolf”

Lost in the Never Woods Book Review

Genre: YA Fantasy, YA Retelling, YA Mystery Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Do you ever just buy a book solely based on the cover? Well, I certainly do! That’s how I ended up with Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas. Of course, I was even more excited when I found out that it is a retellingContinue reading “Lost in the Never Woods Book Review”

Highlights from the St. Louis Teen Book Festival

The St. Louis Teen Book Festival wrapped up this past Sunday. This amazing virtual event was presented by The Novel Neighbor, St. Louis County Library, and HEC Media, and featured 39 Young Adult authors. If you think you missed out, don’t worry, St. Louis County Library has the videos available here! The Keynote speaker forContinue reading “Highlights from the St. Louis Teen Book Festival”

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