Posts tagged Mythology
Waiting On Wednesday: Reawakened by Colleen Houck

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:

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Book Review: Fates by Lanie Bross

One moment. One foolish desire. One mistake. And Corinthe lost everything.

She fell from her tranquil life in Pyralis Terra and found herself exiled to the human world. Her punishment? To make sure people's fates unfold according to plan. Now, years later, Corinthe has one last assignment: kill Lucas Kaller. His death will be her ticket home.

But for the first time,

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Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

I was raised to marry a monster.

Cruel Beauty is an enchanting retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast. What is so different about author Rosamund Hodge's debut tale is not just the retelling of the story and romance, but of the unique world created and the mythology she has incorporated into it.  A world that captivated me and a story that thrilled me with it's clever re-imagining of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale and it’s mythology mix. A romance of two compelling characters, both strong, yet flawed, that pulled me in.

Rosamund Hodge's writing is dark, lush, and lyrical as she spins a new version of Beauty and the Beast. She takes you by the hand and deposits you into her intricate world and story. This is not a fast read, but one you savor. The beginning does feel slow, but it's worth absorbing all the details and information, as Cruel Beauty weaves a tale that combines elements of magic, myth and fairy tale with sumptuous writing. There are traces of the even older story Cupid and Psyche found within Cruel Beauty, as well as elements from other fairy tales. Hints of Blue Beard are seen as

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Book Review: Teardrop by Lauren Kate

Never, ever cry... Seventeen-year-old Eureka won't let anyone close enough to feel her pain. After her mother was killed in a freak accident, the things she used to love hold no meaning. She wants to escape, but one thing holds her back: Ander, the boy who is everywhere she goes, whose turquoise eyes are like the ocean. And then Eureka uncovers an ancient tale of romance and heartbreak, about a girl who cried an entire continent into the sea. Suddenly her mother's death and Ander's appearance seem connected, and her life takes on dark undercurrents that don't make sense. Can everything you love be washed away?

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