Books: Liked

The following titles I finished, enjoyed, and would recommend to other readers. If you have more specific questions or want trigger warnings on any title here, let me know. Last updated Monday 14th, May 2018.


FICTION

FANTASY & SCI FI

MYSTERY

ROMANCE

TEEN & YOUNG ADULT

A Curse Dark As Gold
Elizabeth C Bunce

Set in the Industrial Revolution in a fictional area of England, this is a really enjoyable retelling of Rumpelstiltskin that is unique enough to keep you guessing. One thing I really liked was the way Bunce worked around the traditional start of the story, omitting a greedy parent’s boasting to a king; Charlotte’s choices are shaped by the difficulties left to her by her father, but they are her own. I also really liked Jack Spinner, and I felt his history was a really clever nod to the story and folklore while completely avoiding the anti-Semitic tones of the original tales.

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
Catherynne Valente

(actual review coming soon)

Replica
Lauren Oliver

(actual review coming soon)