As a child I was always drawn more to the darker and sadder fairytales like Hansel and Gretel, The Little Match Girl and The Ugly Duckling. And this book sang the same tunes that I loved growing up so I was enveloped in a cozy mist of nostalgia.
Since I really enjoyed the Wicked trilogy, of course I had to read this novella! This will be a short review for a short book though. If I write too much about it I’ll probably spoil the whole book. So I hope you’ll enjoy this mini review^^
An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.
Ok, I know it took me WAY to long to get here. But I have loved Holly Blacks books since I was 14 years old and read Tithe. And that made me a bit apprehensive about reading The Folk of the Air since it is from the same world. What if I would not like it and it would taint my love for the Modern Faerie Tales Series? But I finally took courage and read The Cruel Prince, and here’s what I thought:
This book is the sequel to Pleasures of the Night and is the second book of the Dream Guardians series by Sylvia Day. Before I even start the review I will say this, and I know I’ve said this before; Sylvia Day, you are so much better than this! Now this has gotten to a point where I will keep reading and reviewing her books so I can prove how great they can be. This is my new mission^^//Grimmsnaught
As always, Roshanis book is a work of art. I am in love with the magical world she has created. Even the darker parts of it I find dazzling. Sometimes I swear I can feel the texture of fabrics, tastes of fruits and the scent of night.
I honestly did not know this was a retelling and I have never read King Lear so I will not be commentating about it. But I will say that I’m now curious about King Lear because this book was wonderful! //Grimmsnaught
Aidan Cross is a guardian of peoples dreams, meaning he enters peoples subconscious and lets them have a nice fantasy cough. And then he fights off nightmares, aka big scary actual monsters. He and other guardians does this from the dimension they’re in to keep our world safe. Then Lyssa appears, they can’t enter her dreams without invitation and she can see trough their illusions. This makes her dangerous, and Aidan is sent in to ”control” the situation. //Grimmsnaught
This book is fast paced, uncomfortable, beautiful and brutal. Janneke has spent 100 years as a thrall in Permafrost, the land of the goblins, after her family was slaughtered and the lands burnt. She was first owned by the insane and torture friendly Lydian for a short time, who later passed her on to his nephew Soren where she has remained. When the Erlking dies the hunt, or slaughter fest, begins to find out who will become the new Erlking. The strongest will win and anyone is fair game. Now, let’s dig into it! //Grimmsnaught
The second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This one too was deliciously slow paced and engaging. Ahdieh has a magical way with words that can convey the workings of a characters mind and their growth during dark times in a beautiful way. //Grimsnaught