My friend Stan, who is a youth services librarian, recommended this book to me ages ago. It was also one of the AudioBookSync books for this past summer. It took me a few months, but I finally got around to it. Here’s what I thought. Have you read Bone Gap? What did you think?
In the last week I finished two books: Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina and Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham. Here are my reviews: Scarlet Undercover Burn Baby Burn #bookaday Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina. Before this, the only reference to Flushing, Queens I had was The Nanny. I liked how the history wove … More Burn Scarlet | #StickyNoteReviews
When my friend Dottie finished Dorothy Must Die, she about threw the book at me. To be fair, this is typically her reaction; the books I hand her have all the feels. So this post is for Dottie, since I’m fairly certain she won’t through a computer at me. Without further ado: the trailer for … More Book Trailer, Anyone?
I’m gradually getting through the books I picked up at the Scholastic Book Fair a few weeks ago. I was so excited when I saw that Fairest was included in the available books; I’ve been enamored with this world ever since Cinder, being a huge sucker for retellings. #bookaday Fairest by Marissa Meyer. Mirror, mirror… … More Sticky Note Review: Fairest
I’m a huge fan of retellings. Books like Ash by Malinda Lo, and The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott struck my fancy because they took stories from my youth and updated them, changed them, made them modern and included twists I never even saw coming. So when I went to the Scholastic … More Coming Soon: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
I recently saw The Godfather (movie) and there are aspects of that movie that are totally paralleled in this novel, which I find amusing and fantastic. Mac, a sixth grader, is like the Godfather. You need anything–anything at all–you go to him and he’ll take care of it for you. The Fourth Stall has graffiti ninjas, … More Book Preview: The Fourth Stall
Add this to books like Beastly, Malinda Lo’s Ash and Neal Shusterman’s Dark Fusion series — all favorites from my list of retellings. Cloaked was written in response to fans who wrote Flinn about not recognizing some of the fairy tales (because they haven’t been made into movies). Check out the book talk below. Evernote … More Book Preview: Cloaked
You think you know the story of Cinderella? This is not your average Disney fairy tale. There are cyborgs (part human, part machine), a deadly virus, and a forbidden romance. Here, science fiction meets the Brothers Grimm. In one video below, the author, Marissa Meyer, talks about her book. In the other, you can hear … More Book Preview: Cinder
We all know who Frankenstein is, right? Except I’m not so sure we do. I had an argument with a student last semester who wouldn’t let go of the idea that Frankenstein was the name of the monster in the original text (even though she hadn’t read it). It seems that Frankenstein as the name … More The Origin of the Monster
Ash is a retelling of the Cinderella story. I’ll admit that I was momentarily confused by the blurb – there was a scene with an apple – and I thought I was reading Snow White. After the death of her father, Aisling, or Ash, is left with hardship of paying off the debts of her … More Not Grimm's Cinderella Story