Publication: March 3rd 2015
Pages: 336 pages
Source: Birthday/Christmas Gift
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Retelling, Contemporary
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤
A Hamlet retelling where Hamlet is a girl? Yes please!
The Cake House has been on my TBR pile for at least four years and was a surprisingly hard book for me to find. Not online, it’s easy enough to find on Amazon. But I was never able to find it at my library or at Indigo/Chapters which surprised me. Luckily I got it as a birthday/Christmas gift and made it one of my first reads of 2019 and it did not disappoint! Continue reading →
Publication: July 17th 2018
Pages: 308 pages
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Retelling, Contemporary, Mythology
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤
“Here’s the truth of the world, here it is. You’re never everything anyone else wants. In the end, it’s going to be you, all alone, on a mountain, or you, all alone, in a hospital room. Love isn’t enough, and you do it anyway. Love isn’t enough, and it’s still this thing that everyone wants,” (Dahvana Headley 216-217).
Honestly, I don’t know a lot about Beowulf. I only read a snippet of it in high school, and picking up this book I knew I’d be reading it more as a book than as an adaption. I was intrigued by the idea of an adaption of Beowulf set in the suburbs, even if my memory on the original myth is fuzzy and incomplete. But still, I enjoyed it, and if anything it made me want to read Beowulf so that I could see the connections Dahvana Headley weaved into her work. Continue reading →
Movie Alert is a book meme hosted by me to show trailers for different book to movie/tv show adaptions. Feel free to use it, just make sure to credit my blog!
Hi bookworms, time for a new feature called Movie Alert!
I’m trying to keep this blog active and add fun stuff to it when I can. I just feel like I’m not posting enough! This is probably the longest I’ve posted on this book blog without giving up on it for a few months, and I want to make sure it isn’t getting dull, hence Movie Alert!
Movie Alert! is a new book meme that shows trailers from different book to movie/tv show adaptions. I can’t promise it to be a weekly feature, but anytime I find a trailer for a book adaption coming out that gets me excited I’m going to share it on here! Continue reading →