What am I reading?
Winter’s Fury by A.E. Rayne
I added this book to my TBR during last month’s Polarthon, and never read it sadly. It’s a fantasy novel set in a Scandinavian inspired land. I’m not very far through it yet (it’s a hefty 700+ page book) but so far I’m enjoying aspects of it. The setting is unique for a high fantasy book, which I think is where it’s tentatively located in terms of genre. The characters can be entertaining, though I’m holding judgement on some of them because they have the potential to become trope ridden stereotypes unfortunately.
A Dream of Ebony and White by Melanie Cellier
This is the fourth installment in Cellier’s fairy tale retelling series and is a retelling of Snow White. So far I’m enjoying it more than I thought! I don’t often like Snow White retellings all things considered, but I do like the protagonist significantly more than I usually do. I’m actually inspired to do a post about Snow White retellings to discuss some of the more unique aspects of Cellier’s take on the story.
This Week’s Reads
- The Will and the Wilds by Charlie N. Holmberg, 4 stars (review here)
- Freddie Mercury: A Life, in His Own Words by Freddie Mercury, 3 stars (review here)
- American Witches: A Broomstick Tour Through Four Centuries by Susan Fair, 2 stars (review here)
- Why I’m Afraid of the Dark by J.T. Withelder, 4 stars (review here)
- Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini, 3 stars
- The Old Weird South compiled by Tim Westover, 5 stars
What am I posting?
At this time WordPress is not cooperating with embedding my Instagram posts as it usually does, due to this crazy new formatting they’ve forced on me. If you’d like to see my Bookstagram posts from this week please visit my profile: https://www.instagram.com/beesandbooks1/
- Top Favorite Tropes to Read
- Discussion: YA vs Adult Fantasy
- D&D Series #1: Introduction + Character Building
Book Bees I am reading up a storm, so expect some more reviews in the coming weeks!