Welcome to the: Thomas Nelson’s Young Adult Summer of 2017 Feature Title: Unraveling Series: Unblemished, Book 2 Author: Sarah Ella Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date: July 11, 2017 Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy In the second installment of the Unblimished Trilogy, YA author Sara Ella asks, “What happens when happily ever after… Read more »
Category: fairy tales
I don’t have much time for movies anymore (all about the books, y’all) but Beauty and the Beast remains one of my favorite Disney films. And of course, it’s based on a fairytale, so all the better! No matter what your feelings are about the latest live-action remake, the story… Read more »
Fairy tale retellings and remixes are among some of my very favorite things, so it’s safe to say that I’m intrigued by author L.Palmer’s Pippington series. L. Palmer has spent many years traveling fictional worlds and building tales of grand, epic adventures. When she was in the midst of a… Read more »
It’s that time of year again!! When book bloggers from far and wide dust off their Goodreads shelves and look back fondly at the books they’ve read that year. And then we torture ourselves by trying to narrow those books down to a handful of favorites. LOL. Nevertheless, every… Read more »
Unblemished by Sara Ella Publisher: Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins Release Date: October 11th 2016 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Rating: 5 stars Synopsis: Eliyana has always recoiled from her own reflection in the mirror. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world existed where her blemish could become her strength? Eliyana is used… Read more »
What if a fairy tale and ten Bible verses could free you to live an effective, fruitful life in Christ? We live in unsettling, challenging times. Everywhere we look, we see giant problems: giant obstacles to sharing faith, giant barriers to peaceful lives, giant strongholds of fear. But what if… Read more »
Inheriting the new title of margrave means Reinhart has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? Find out in the new medieval fairy tale, The Beautiful Pretender, by Melanie Dickerson. Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from… Read more »
Welcome to my second stop on the Jenni James Faerie Tale Collection tour with Singing Librarian Books. It is my great delight this time to spotlight & review book #10, also known as Rapunzel. Series: Jenni James Faerie Tale Collection Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Fairytale, Romance, Young Adult Publisher: StoneHouse… Read more »
Welcome to my stop on the Jenni James Faerie Tale Collection tour with Singing Librarian Books. It is my great delight to spotlight & review book #4 in the series, also known as Cinderella. You see, the story of Cinderella was the first story to completely capture my imagination as a… Read more »
The books I’m talking about today are those books that I consider eternal favorites. Many are from childhood or adolescence, some I acquired in adulthood, but all are books that have stuck with me and refuse to leave my heart. They are also all books that I reread often.
The Golden Braid has it all – adventure, romance, dashing knights, damsels who can save their own lives, faith, nostalgia-nods to series fans, even a mention or two of Thornbeck to tie in her other series. Most of all though, it has the warmth and heart with which Melanie Dickerson writes all of her books. C.S. Lewis famously said, “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” If you haven’t read one since childhood, may I suggest you start again now – and start with Melanie Dickerson’s Fairy Tales/Hagenheim series?
I am SO EXCITED about this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme: Fairytale Retellings. Why? Because I adore fairytales. Ever since my four-year-old self cascaded down the grand staircase at the Coronado Theater after seeing Cinderella for the first time, I have been a fairytale junkie. My Favorite Fairytale Retellings: (You will… Read more »
Imagine this – Robin Hood meets Swan Lake meets Melanie Dickerson. If the thought that popped into your brain was “perfection”, then you already have a great picture of The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest! Nobody but nobody retells a fairy tale like Melanie Dickerson, and this latest release may very well be… Read more »
Yes, that’s right! You read correctly. MELANIE DICKERSON is chatting with me today! I have pinched myself so many times that I’m starting to bruise lol. You all. Melanie. Dickerson. The queen of fairy tale retellings. (All of which I adore.) A two-time CHRISTY AWARD finalist, for crying out loud! And she is here…. Read more »
My short & sweet review: Loved this retelling of The Frog Prince! Melanie Dickerson, as always, hits it out of the fairy-tale retelling park 🙂 Particularly enjoyed the chance to revisit the world of my still-favorite-of-hers The Merchant’s Daughter (may or may not have grinned like a besotted fool when I realized… Read more »