Category Archives: fairy tale

Cage of Deceit (Reign of Secrets 01) by Jennifer Anne Davis

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Sixteen-year-old Allyssa appears to be the ideal princess of Emperion—she’s beautiful, elegant, and refined. She spends her days locked in a suffocating cage, otherwise known as the royal court. But at night, Allyssa uses her secret persona—that … Continue reading

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Synopsis (from Goodreads): It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in … Continue reading

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I’ve Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm by Kelly Bowen (The Lords of Worth 01)

Official blurb (from Goodreads): Where Secrets Smolder… Calm. Cool. Collected. Gisele Whitby has perfected the art of illusion—her survival, after all, has depended upon it. Years ago, to escape an abusive husband, Gisele “disappeared.” Now she must risk revealing her … Continue reading

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Review: Wody głębokie jak niebo (Waters as Deep as the Sky) by Anna Brzezińska

Lovely Melfka  whose glasses are oval, not round, but it might change soon, sent me that one – thank you very much! Synopsis: Once upon a time there were mighty magicians who could enslave demons and monsters and turn them … Continue reading

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Review: In the Cities of Coin and Spice (The Orphan’s Tales 02) by Catherynne M. Valente

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Her name and origins are unknown, but the endless tales inked upon this orphan’s eyelids weave a spell over all who listen to her read her secret history. And who can resist the stories she tells? From … Continue reading

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Review: Deathless (Leningrad Diptych 01) by Catherynne M. Valente

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. But … Continue reading

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Review: The Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard

Lovely Melfka lent me this one – thank you very much, I owe you again! Synopsis: A large dragon is lying paralyzed on a plain in the Carbonales Valley. Its body grows bigger and bigger but is not longer active. … Continue reading

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Review: In the Night Garden (The Orphan’s Tales 01) by Catherynne M. Valente

This one was recommended to me by lovely Melfka – thank you, my dear,  and I owe you again! Synopsis (from Goodreads): A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up Readers. Every once in a great while a book comes along that … Continue reading

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Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

I found this one while reading a review published on Carole Rae Random Ramblings blog – thank you very much, Carole and Blodeuedd for featuring it!  Synopsis (mostly from Goodreads): Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought … Continue reading

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Review: The Chocolate Touch (Amour et Chocolat 04) by Laura Florand

I read this one because of Tasha/heidenkind. Go, blame her. ;p Synopsis (from Goodreads): La Vie en Chocolat: oui, c’est possible. Dominique Richard’s reputation says it all—wild past, wilder flavors, black leather and smoldering heat (they of course mean his … Continue reading

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