Stacking the Shelves #90...Epic Holiday Unboxing Edition!

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Hanukkah started on the 16th and Christmas is a'coming, so I wanted to share the awesome presents I have gotten so far!!! Thank you to everyone for making this a wonderful holiday season! <3

Below is an unboxing video of me opening my presents...even though I decapitated a chocolate snowman by accident. I do not know what I did to deserve such wonderful presents and people in my life (ya'll are present enough!), but I am so so so thankful. So thankful, in fact, I had to cut at least 15 minutes of fangirling to make this video a somewhat decent length.

To whoever can survive it, I applaud you, but I had a damn fun time doing it and I definitely plan to do another unboxing in the future no matter how awkward I am on camera. Enjoy the flails! <3

Also, super sorry for some of the subtitle mistakes. They're fine on my laptop but for some reason didn't transfer to Youtube D:


Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (Thank you, Dana!)
The Year of Shadows by Claire LeGrand (Thank you, Dana!)
The Lovely and the Lost by Page Morgan (Thank you, Jon!)
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (Thank you, Kelly!)
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Thank you, Kelly!)
Anastasia on DVD (Thank you, Carolyn!)
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan (Thank you, Alexa!)
The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes (Thank you, Alexa!)
Hook's Revenge by Heidi Schulz (Thank you, Mom & Dad!)
Song of the Lioness boxed set by Tamora Pierce (Thank you, Mom & Dad)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak B&N special edition (Thank you, Bekka!)
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (Thank you, Kayla!)
signed and personalized Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay (Thank you, Stacey!)
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West (Thank you, Hannah!)
The Wondrous and the Wicked by Page Morgan (Thank you, Hannah!)
The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski (Thank you, Hannah!)
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Gray (Thank you, Hannah!)
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman (Thank you, Hannah!)
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers (Thank you, Alyssa!)
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (Thank you, Cassie!)
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (Thank you, Cassie!)
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (Thank you, Cassie!)
signed and personalized I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson (Thank you, Mary!)
signed Faking It by Cora Carmack (Thank you, Mary!)
Play by Kylie Scott (Thank you, Mary!)
Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan (Thank you, Shae!)
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (Thank you, Montana!)
signed and personalized Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers (Thank you, Montana!)
Every Breath by Ellie Marney (Thank you, Nikki!)
The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas (Thank you, Angie!)
Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen (Thank you, Nicole!)
Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger (Thank you, Ashley, my #TBTBSecretSanta!)
The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta (Thank you, Summer!)
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (Thank you, Tabitha)
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (Thank you, Tabitha!)

Again, I can't even begin to describe how shocking and awesome it was to receive all of these books! You all completely rocked my socks off. Have a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas, and a healthy New Year!

Don't forget to link your TTT posts below and if you managed to watch the above video, I want to hear your thoughts on my spasticness! I'm trying to decide if I should make vlogging a thing again!

Also, sorry for my lack of posting the past week. I was packing to return home for 5 weeks! <3 


Top Ten (Fifteen *cough*) Books I Read in 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.

15 in honor of 2015, duh! At least there's a decent excuse for breaking the rules for this one. This list is subject to change because we still have 2 weeks left in the month and I have a lot of awesome reading material left! In no particular order...


1. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta- This was my most recent Epic Rec from Bekka and I loved it so much I still haven't managed to properly formulate a review, though I am expecting to be able to post one this week.

2. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay- If you ask me, this book was so much better than all of her other retellings. Granted, I love Jay's writing, but this was just on an entirely different level. And that's saying a lot because I adored OF BEAST AND BEAUTY.

3. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord- This book, guys, this book. It leaves me speechless. It's way too early to share my review, but I'll say it was even more poignant, beautiful, and powerful than her debut (that I also loved!) OPEN ROAD SUMMER, and that's saying something!
 

4. I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson- I read both this and THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson within three months of each other. I loved them both and I'm officially a Jandy Nelson fangirl, but I have to say that IGYTS is just so...wow. WOW.

5. The Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson- While it wasn't perfect, I am dying to see everything that happens next in this series! It was just short of perfect in my eyes and I am coveting its sequel like no other.

6. One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva- Having a gay best friend makes me love LGBTQ fiction that he feels he can relate to, and I loved this book because it's so simple and perfect and that's what makes it so wonderful.


7. To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han- Yeah...I still haven't written my review after over seven months of having reading this because I just can't word when I think about it.

8. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge- One of my favorite books of the year, hands down. A dark, beautifully written fairytale retelling? Sign me up ten fold! It seriously blew me away.

9. The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot- Yeah, this entire series was made of awesomeness. I can't believe I waited so long to read it!


10. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas- SWOONY FAERIE MEN!!!!! I don't really know what else to say in regards to this book because it makes me want to dance around chanting about all the swoony, hot faerie men I've encountered. I mean, plus, the plot is mind-blowing and it's super well-written, so there's that, too. But, really...the men. Yes.

11. Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas- This was a book that I didn't expect to love as much as I did, but I sure as heck loved it. It's surprisingly powerful despite its unique delivery and I will be book pushing it on everyone in 2015. Thank you, wonderful internship, for allowing me to read this one early.

12. Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers- I binged this entire series this year, so really all of the books deserve a spot on this list, but I loved the final book more than anything else and want to give it a shout out specifically. I cannot wait to see what else LaFevers has in store for us in her beautifully intricate world with wonderful characters.


13. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas- I still haven't written my review after over five months because, just, wow. I love Sarah too much. Coherency goes out the window. Cannot word, vair hard, logic what?

14. Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard- This ending! It made me bawl and it tugged at my heartstrings and it killed me in every possible way and I loved every minute of it because I can never not love Susan Dennard.

15. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman- I was a bit iffy going into this one, but I really loved how dark and historically accurate it was. Definitely a series I'll continue to look out for!

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An Open Letter To My Future

Dear 2015,

I completed my third semester at college...and I cannot believe it.

My last final was December 8th and I have been in the city to enjoy it until my dorm kicks me out. All that's standing between me and my final set of grades is a single two page reaction essay. It's crazy to think that this time has flown by like it has. I'm leaving city today after staying to work, continue interning at Bloomsbury, and to move into my new dorm room...and I am done with my third semester of college.

I still can't wrap my head around it.


I attribute this to one thing alone, and that is happiness. I was absolutely miserable my freshman year. I went into college with unrealistic expectations in regards to roommates and a lot of stress from my desperation to get out of my small town and to even escape an awesome yet complicated family. And it all kind of blew up in my face. Sure, my spring semester was slightly better than my fall semester, but even then I was nowhere near the level of contentedness that I am now.

Freshman year sort of sucks no matter what because it serves as the reality check that, hey, you're about to truly enter reality. Mine was more like a repetitive smack in the face than a gentle tap on the shoulder, but this process is different for everyone. With more realistic expectations and two much better roommates, I don't know where the time has gone. I feel like I woke up thinking it was September 2nd and it's already past mid December and I am just like TIME, STOP FLYING!

You hear that, time?! Be considerate of all of us, eh?
This has seriously been the best three and a half months of my life. I have an amazing internship that I show up to three times a week with a smile on my face, even when I become a sweaty mess from the unglamorous aspects of interning. I have two great on campus jobs as a desk attendant and a tour guide. I'm part of an admittedly small but amazing book club. I have awesome classes that challenge me but are also wholeheartedly enjoyable, and I have the best friends a girl could ask for. They respond to my texts at all hours of the day and come running if I ever need anything and vice versa. I know that there are three people in my life that will be in my life for years to come, and there's nothing so satisfying as knowing that these feelings are genuine and reciprocated.

It took me a semester back home this summer and away from all these things to realize how happy I am at college and how much I do love my school, all things aside, to make me fully appreciate my return.

Realistically, one will have their ups and downs no matter where they attend. Not only are you embarking on the biggest journey of self-discovery ever, you're dealing with an education, the stressful and unforgiving prospect of the future, and thousands of other young twenty-something's doing the exact same thing as you. It's scary. It leads to friend problems, fighting, the constant inner feeling of being a nervous wreck here and there.

And then, miraculously, you manage to get everything together and open your eyes to a new day and everything is just so much better. 


What happens at college is a lot about the type of environment you choose to surround yourself with, but also the people, too. I have cut many people out of my life this year, both bloggers and in real life, and while it is a hard process it is one that has to be done to stabilize yourself and to move forward. Negative atmospheres are a hindrance that should be removed immediately, so don't allow them to hinder you. If you find yourself surrounded by negative people, in a negative place, or you have any type of (probably deserved) paranoia, hold your head up high and walk away. You'll be doing a huge justice to yourself and you won't regret it when you see how life-changing such a hard thing can be.

I'm realizing that one's college experience alongside their regular everyday lives is often thanks to their mindset above all else, though. I am in a much better place this semester than where I was all of last year, and now that I've gotten a taste of my true potential and what I can do with my time and my abilities, I am not going to stop. I sit here in my dorm bed, knowing I don't even have a week's left of nights in it and I am both anxious at the thought of returning home and excited to come back in six weeks time. 

But, at this point, all I've got to say to my future is bring it on. 


I'm running full-tilt toward ya and I am freakin' ready.

Love,
Lili

P.S. I dare you to beat 2014. 

This has been a college blogging 101 post to signify that, damn, things do get better!

The Broadway Review: On The Town

Date Seen: Friday, December 5, 2014
Seating: Third Row Center Mezz
Ticket Source: Box Office
Ticket Cost: $39
Rating: 1 out of 2 Thumbs Up
This fall, one of America's greatest musical comedies is docking at Broadway's beautifully restored Lyric Theatre in the heart of Times Square! With the biggest orchestra on Broadway and a 30-member cast of New York's most talented singers and dancers, On the Town tells the story of three wide-eyed sailors on a whirlwind musical tour of the city that never sleeps. With just 24 hours of shore leave, they’re eager to experience all that New York City has to offer… including a chance to discover love with the girl of their dreams.
~*~Journey to the Tickets~*~

Nothing special here this time around. I wanted to see a show with my Honors College mentee and we decided it would be ON THE TOWN because, hello, hot sailors that sing. Since my internship at Bloomsbury is very close to Times Square, I met up with her at the theater to buy the tickets and grab lunch. When we asked for the best seats possible for the cheapest amount of money we got center first row balcony, or really third row mezzanine because of how this gorgeous theater is set up.

~*~Lili's Reflections~*~

This show is old school Broadway in the best possible way. There's exaggeration for laughs, beautiful dance sequences to convey emotions without singing, a recipe to steal the hearts of every hopeless romantic, and amazing talent. I'm beyond happy I saw it.

Three sailors arrive in New York for the very first time. One of them is desperate to see the sights, the other is desperate to see a few women if you catch my drift, and one just wants to find the one. He stumbles across a picture of Ivy Smith, the current Ms. Turnstiles of the month (keep in mind this is meant to take place in the past), and immediately falls in love with her photo, enlisting the help of his buddies to find the woman of his dreams in The Big Apple based solely off of her biography along the bottom of the picture. Along the way, they all find women that are arguably perfect for them and the one question is will they be able to find Gabey's love, Ivy, before it's too late?

As a hopeless romantic, I adored this plot and the show. It was full of laughter and fun. Seriously, I was almost in tears at one point. However, the whole "love" thing after twenty four hours always frustrates me, but I can put it aside for Broadway because, hey, it's an old school Broadway revival. With that in mind, I really only had one issue with the show and that was Ivy Smith. Granted, it was her understudy, but she was not the greatest at all. She did not command the stage and her dancing was lacking. It's terrible when the lead ballet dancer gets upstaged by the company dancers, but that's what happened to her. She couldn't even extend her leg fully or properly and she missed several cues, dropping things on stage. I kind of hope this was her first time out there because if it wasn't then that's really, really sad and they should reevaluate a few things. Mistakes should never be as obvious to the audience.

Aside from that, this show was perfect. The two other main women of the show completely stole it with their amazing singing voices and hilarious dances moves. I aspire to be Hildy one day and Claire is a walking paradox. If you can't dance, embrace it and do the gorilla--that's what I learned from her! The sailors not only know how to dance, they're full of amazing talent and their shirts come off once or twice so that's always wonderful. ;)

All in all, a very solid show that will appeal to those who want a fun story, a whirlwind romance, and some of the best talent out there. However, if you pay a lot for your seats and the understudy is out there on stage for Ivy, Hildy, Claire or any of the three sailors, I sincerely apologize. The show isn't the same without them. I will be seeing it again because while I'm sure the understudy was nervous, I want to see a great performance and I know this show is great, but it was hindered by her off night.

Worth noting: this is a great show to see with literally anyone if they're old enough to handle sexual innuendo.

Check out America's favorite sailors serenading the city in the amazing song, NEW YORK, NEW YORK!


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As always, every comment is appreciated! <3

Stacking the Shelves #89

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

This was an awesome two weeks indeed! Thank you to Bloomsbury, Penguin, and Disney for these kickass books!




Free Books from Amazon
Court by Cat Patrick

For Review from Bloomsbury (Thank you!)
Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen

For Review from Penguin (Thank you!)
Blythewood by Carol Goodman
Ravencliffe by Carol Goodman

For Review from Disney (Thank you!)
Before Tomorrowland by Jeff Jenson, Damon Lindleof, Brad Bird, and Jonathan Case
When by Victoria Laurie

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Review: Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: July 23, 2013
Original Review Link: Here
Original Review Date: June 21, 2013
Pages: 387 (ARC)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Source: From Publisher For Review
In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.
~*~Lili's Reflections~*~

I think that writing a coherent review currently is impossible. It’s been a really long time since a book made my heart speed up, my breathing shallow because I was so engrossed. It’s been a really long time since I thought that a writer’s writing style is really beautiful and went out of my way to tell others that. It’s just been a while since a book managed to truly blow me away and make me love it so much. OF BEAST AND BEAUTY, the first book I’ve ever read by Stacey Jay, managed to do all that and more. I can already tell that this book will stick with me for a while.

The intricacies of this new world was fascinating. They easily engross you and hold you captive throughout the duration of the book–making it an incredibly quick and enjoyable read. It’s set in a dying world where domed cities must make royal sacrifices every thirty years in order to ensure the continual thriving of their people. Isra, the blind future Queen of Yuan, is set to be the next sacrifice to allow her people to continue to live. The domes are necessary to cut the citizens off from the evils of the outside world and the disfigured race that lives in the desert. The Monstrous are beastly people with poisonous claws and they must be feared, but when they break into Yuan and one of them murders the King, everything spirals out of control. They leave a single Monstrous prisoner behind named Gem in order to ensure peace between the two races, but he is unwelcome by all except Isra who is strangely fascinated by her new prisoner and eventual friend. A lot of the amazing world-building was displayed through personal anecdotes and the telling of old legends from both races, and I found this to be a welcome, unique touch that kept my interest without having to info-dump. This also allowed the mystery of Yuan to be unraveled in a really unique way that left me flipping pages as fast as I could.

I think the strongest point of this story was the characterization. Both Gem and Isra live in two completely different yet equally dying worlds, and they both will do anything required to save those they love. But, in the end, they both have the biggest hearts of gold. They can plan to do terrible things but never follow through with it. They’re both just so good, and I truly truly loved that. Isra never allowed her blindness to hinder her. In fact, it just made her stronger. And Gem was proud of who he was, even if the Smooth-Skinned people that Isra ruled believed he was disgusting. His form was beautiful and his people were beautiful. In his eyes, everything somehow was beautiful. I liked the hidden messages that such a thought process shared. And I also loved the side characters, especially Needle, Isra’s loyal maid, best friend, and dress-maker despite being born mute. Bo was a unique side character as well, often warring with himself about what is right since he tended to simply feel for so many people. He had a good heart, he just didn’t know how to manage everything. This book is told in the altering perspectives of Gem and Isra, with a few chapters in Bo’s perspective thrown in. I normally would think his perspective was completely unnecessary, but he added a lot of back-plot to the story and summed up all questionable plot lines. Although, I have to admit, while I enjoyed his voice I did not love it nearly as much as I loved Gem and Isra’s.

And, while this book has so much more to it, it’s still a BEAUTY AND THE BEAST re-telling at its heart, meaning that the romance is important. And, damn, can I say that I love love and this love story. It was slow-going and passionate all at once–the way a love story should be. And the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST interpretation was great. It added all the more meaning to the words “beastly” and “beautiful” and made me smile endlessly while reading the epilogue–an epilogue so sweet and perfect that I never wanted it to end. While I couldn’t have asked for a better story, I was saddened to turn to the last blank page because I grew so attached to Isra and Gem. Even now, I don’t want to leave them behind just yet.

I don’t know what else to say about this one aside from the fact that it blew me away entirely. I can’t think of a single piece of criticism because I did love it so much. I recommend this book to anyone willing to read it. Those who love fantasy re-tellings, those who love an amazing romance, those who love something different and unique or a book littered with fascinating political intrigue and dark unknowns lurking beneath the surface. This is a book that could be universally loved and I truly hope anyone who picks it up will love it as much as I did. To put it simply, this book is a must read of 2013, no questions asked.


4.5 stars

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Please note: This post was transferred to Lili's Reflections as part of the Tynga's Reviews transfer detailed here. No plagiarism has happened because I wrote this review originally on Tynga's and am archiving it here.

FTC Disclaimer: I received no compensation of any kind in exchange for this honest review. 

Review: Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

Publication Date: December 9, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Reading Level: Young Adult
Pages: 400 (ARC)
Source: From Author For Review
Game of Thrones meets the Grimm's fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty's daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora's throne ten years ago.

Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it's too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?
 
~*~Lili's Reflections~*~

If there's anything I'm sure of, it's the fact that Stacey Jay is amazing at writing fairytale re-tellings and re-imaginings. However, this is a bit of a re-constructed fairytale. Jay took the original tale of Sleeping Beauty and had it play out with the main character's mother and instead the story focuses o Aurora, Sleeping Beauty's daughter, and her brother Jor. This is just one of the many awesome things about this story.

I loved Aurora (I'll be referring to her as Ror since that's the name she uses in the book), but I want to focus on something else worth noting, too. She's off gallivanting as Jor, trying to raise an army to get back her kingdom. Though she is small, she hides her feminine body and uses a warrior's knot to deal with her long hair. Blessed with skill and strength in battle, she can fight alongside the best of them. What makes this so great is that she isn't one of those people that is drop dead gorgeous and doesn't realize it. She almost has an asexual face and while there is feminine beauty to it, she isn't jaw-dropping. People really do mistake her for a man...granted a fuzz-faced baby man, but a man nonetheless. Points for this physical notation because it is so rare to see in a book!

And onto Ror's character. This is not only a girl that will make an amazing Queen, she would make a kickass BFF too. She has guts and doesn't take no for an answer. Full of passion and perseverance, she will do whatever it takes to help her people. She carries guilt with her for all wrongdoings and does her best to avoid certain blessings that seem more like curses since that's what's to be expected from faeries. But, best of all, she does not allow gender to hinder anything. She constantly calls Niklaas out for his initial machismo attitude, patronizing ways, and sexism that makes him view women as playthings that'll fall at his feet at every turn. It's wonderful to see her puff out her chest and take him down with her words. We need more women like her in our books.

Niklaas is slightly insufferable in the very beginning, but it is very easy to warm up to him. It becomes increasingly obvious that his views towards women are more because of how he was raised and ignorance than an echo of what he truly believes in. He's like a lion, ferocious and gorgeous to look at and admire, but he has a huge heart of gold full of warmth for those he holds dear. He is incredibly well characterized and Stacey Jay has acknowledged that he is my future husband. I have e-mail proof, so do with that what you will. He's fighting against the clock to avoid a curse that can doom him forever, and surprisingly enough, the young boy he comes to aid that's really a girl masquerading as a man is his very last hope.

The romance, guys...THE. ROMANCE. I am a slave to perfect, witty banter and hilarious insults and Stacey Jay has both of these concepts figured out. The banter in this is deserving of an award and the insults still make me giggle as I think of them now, weeks after I finished the book. It seriously took me this long to write the review because of how much I had to mull over these admittedly unintelligible words. The best thing about this romance is that it followed a realistic pace. Granted, it has the element of it all happening fast to it as does every fairytale, but hatred morphed into begrudging respect to a curious liking to an all out passion. There were bumps in the road and it wasn't love at first sight at all. So, in other words, any romance not involving love or lust at first sight is perfect.

The lore in this is superb as well, especially that of the ogres. I never considered ogres to be interesting creatures, but Stacey Jay swooped in and totally changed my mind on that. I think the lore she wove was some of the most fascinating lore I've read in a while. Granted, the ending with the ogre queen, Ekeeta, was a bit out of the blue and I wish it was more detailed, but I can't even detract from it because for a supposedly heinous character, Ekeeta had a lot of fascination and depth in her.

While the beginning was slightly confusing, the book jumps immediately into things with Ror on her journey to trying to raise an army to save her kingdom and brother when a Sun God suddenly crosses her path and turns her world upside down. Jay takes us through a world that involves crazy awesome world-building and unique backdrops like the Feasting Woods. This is a fast read that proves to be unputdownable and, in my opinion, may be the best Jay has produced yet. Perfect for fantasy lovers and fairytale nerds like myself, this is a book that cannot be ignored!

Also worth noting for the fairytale nerds like myself, there are a few hidden fairytales in here as well. I caught Little Red Riding Hood and The Wild Swans on top of Sleeping Beauty and I'm sure there are more that I didn't catch because of how much my mind was reeling as I was reading. She's definitely woven some gems in this beautiful piece of work.

To sum up this review as simply as possible: BUY THE BOOK NOW!

Warning: There is death, suicide, talk of suicide, doom, destruction (all that jazz!), mentions of sex, drinking, foul language, and more. Not suitable for younger audiences due to these dark undertones.


5 stars

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FTC Disclaimer: I received noc ompensation of any kind in exchange for my honest review. These opinions are my own.