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review 2017-04-19 03:40
Entertaining Historical Romance
The Beast Who Loved Me: A Fairytale Rete... The Beast Who Loved Me: A Fairytale Retelling (Regency Fairy Twists Book 2) - Samantha Holt

The Beast Who Loved Me: A Fairytale Retelling by Samantha Holt is a fairly quick read, a perfect choice for those historical romance fans with limited time for reading.  Ms Holt has once again delivered a well-written book.  Isabel and Wilde's story is loaded with drama, humor and sizzle.  I loved the characters in this story, a fantastic fit.  I enjoyed reading The Beast Who Loved Me and look forward to reading more from Samantha Holt in the future.  The Beast Who Loved me is book 2 of the Regency Fairy Twists Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

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review 2017-03-10 20:56
I, Robot meets Beauty and the Beast…
Ensnared - Rita Stradling

Book Title: Ensnared

Author: Rita Stradling

Series: Stand-Alone

Genre: Modern Fairytale Retelling, Romance

Publisher: This is a Kindle Scout Book

Source: I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

 

 

 

⇝Add to Goodreads⇜

 

 

 

 

 

♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪

Alive by Adelitas Way  --This is for Alainn and Lorccan…I searched for awhile on the internet looking at all sorts of songs and then decided to listen to my own songs and found this one, I thought…this is perfect!!!  This song actually makes me like this story a little more than I already did.

 

♫And I'll be hanging on every word you say to me.

Hanging on a feeling that I get,

'Cause you make me

Laugh a little louder,

Love a little harder.♫

 

 

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot:  4.3/5

Characters:  4.5/5

The Feels:  4/5

Addictiveness:  5/5

Theme:  5/5

Flow:  3.8/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:  5/5 Cliffhanger:  No

 

Will I read more from this Author?  Yes, I would

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

I really liked this, is it without faults, no, but the faults did not take away from my overall enjoyment.

The writing starts out a little choppy, but evens itself out for the most part, about a 1/3 of the way through.  At least I think it did…or I could have just adjusted to the style.  I liked the futuristic aspect of this, it just doesn't always come off as believable.  There are elements that transpire that seem over-the-top and hard to fathom but, ultimately the sweet love story of Alainn and Lorccan is what kept me reading.  Plus, the oddly weird, but mostly likable assortment of supporting characters…especially the monkeys.  I loved the monkeys!

⇝Sex Factor⇜  This is a Beauty and the Beast spin for the adult crowd, while it is explicit at times it's not overdone at all.

 

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review 2017-03-09 14:14
Ensnared by Rita Stradling
Ensnared - Rita Stradling
Wonderful!!

Oh, how I love a good retelling, and this story definitely fit that bill!
Beauty, or Alainn, was a perfect match for the Beast, Lorccan. The chemistry between them was undeniable. And with this Steampunk Sci-Fi twist, it made the relationship so much more interesting.
Like Lorccan's house.... seriously, this place sounds huge and what a wonder it would be in real life. 
Just like a good fairy tale, all things have happy endings. Everyone gets what they want in the end, and all is well in the kingdom.
I like that, especially in this story!
Majority of you who read my reviews will surely gobble this one right up!

 

 

Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2017/03/ensnared-by-rita-stradling-6-earlyreview.html
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review 2017-02-06 21:20
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Tiger Lily - Jodi Lynn Anderson

Book Title:  Tiger Lily

Author:  Jodi Lynn Anderson

Series:  Stand Alone

Genre:  YA, Fairytale Retelling,

Source:  Own Kindle E-Book

 

 

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♪♫MY PICK FOR BOOK THEME SONG♫♪

 

 Lost Boy by Ruth B  --Could there be any other song than this one…maybe so, because there is no mention of Tiger Lily in this song, but it's got the right feel (Sadly, I think it's because of the slowness of the song).

♫Then one night, as I closed my eyes,

I saw a shadow flying high

He came to me with the sweetest smile

Told me he wanted to talk for awhile

He said, "Peter Pan. That's what they call me.

I promise that you'll never be lonely."

And ever since that day...♫

 

 

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot:  2.8/5

Characters:  2/5

The Feels:  2/5

Addictiveness: 1/5

Theme:  3/5

Flow:  2/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Ending:  3/5 Cliffhanger:  No

 

Will I read more from this Author?  Probably not.

 

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

This book suffers from too many words…the prose; while sometimes seriously beautiful…it ultimately just slows me down when reading, because I can't comprehend things being written without thinking about it for a beat.  An example of this beautiful writing is this paragraph…

 

At dusk in Neverland, as with anywhere else, all the colors begin to fade one by one before night comes.  The last color to disappear is green, and in those moments between dusk and darkness, it stands out brightly for lack of all the other colors, and almost glows.

 

There is no denying it, it reads sort of like poetry or almost like Shakespeare, I never could really get into that either.  For me, personally it just ruins the plot and even the characters too.  Ultimately, the book as a whole suffers…but if this is your kind of writing than it could easily be a 5 star read for you. 

⇝Sex Factor⇜ While elements of are hinted at…there is no actual sexual acts.

 

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review 2016-11-23 02:03
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Heartless - Marissa Meyer

I wanted more.
Sad, but true.
I'm left feeling like the end was the best part, and all the rest leading up to it kinda fell flat for me. Let me clarify though, this is still a good read. Just not what I thought it would be.
I wanted to read a story about the Queen of Hearts, and while it was, it was actually more of a love story for most of it. Not what I wanted at all. She may have been the Queen of Hearts, but she was far from lovable in the original. To have a retelling with her so sweet it made my teeth hurt.
Still, the love story drew me in and was well-written in typical Meyer fashion.
Was it the best Wonderland adaption I've read? No, but it was good. The world she drew fell between the olden days and a mystical, magical land that we know Wonderland to be. The characters were just like in the original Wonderland story, though maybe a bit more vividly.
All in all, I would read another if it came out. Just putting that out there...
Fans of Marissa Meyer best make sure not to go in expecting too much. Not every story can be a five star story, so remember that.

Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2016/11/heartless-by-marissa-meyer-75.html
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