Tag: retellings

Z is for Zombieland and Other Retellings #atozchallenge

Z is for Zombieland and Other Retellings  #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and “Through the Looking-Glass. I can’t quite believe that today is the last day of the challenge! I’ve really enjoyed doing all the research for my posts this month. Do look out for my reflections post later this week. For the letter Z (another tricky one) I’ve decided to share some info about Alice in Zombieland and some of the other retellings. I’m guessing most people reading this are familiar with the various TV and […]


Book Blogger Hop: My Thoughts on Retellings

Book Blogger Hop: My Thoughts on Retellings

Today I’m taking part in the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly hop hosted by Billy B at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer (originally created by Jennifer at  Crazy-For-Books). You can see the hop schedule here.   “Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.”   Question of the Week: Do you enjoy reading retellings of, or […]


Book Blitz: Hookah by Cameron Jace with Excerpt and Giveaways!

Book Blitz: Hookah by Cameron Jace with Excerpt and Giveaways!

Today I’m excited to be taking part in the book blitz for Hookah by Cameron Jace, a YA fairy tale fantasy novel which is being released today! Hookah is the fourth book in the Insanity series, which is based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Keep reading to discover the synopsis, read an excerpt, learn more about author Cameron Jace and enter the giveaways for a chance to win ebook copies of the Insanity books 1-4! About the Book A Plague Scarier than DeathAlice and the Pillar have to stop a Wonderland Monster who’d lashed out an incurable disease onto the world. […]


S is for Scarlet #AtoZChallenge

S is for Scarlet #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘S’ I have chosen the colour Scarlet-a very bright shade of red. It’s a colour often used in uniforms, royal dress and religious clothing. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see my Polyvore creations and discover my recommended reads based on the colour scarlet! Symbolism Scarlet symbolises excitement, courage, force, passion, heat and joy. It’s sometimes linked with […]


E is for Emerald Green #AtoZChallenge

E is for Emerald Green #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘E’ I have chosen the colour Emerald Green. Emerald is a gorgeous deep green colour with a faint bluish cast, named after the precious stone. Check out these Pinterest boards for a lovely selection of examples of emerald in nature and fashion.  Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour and learn more about the Emerald City in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. […]


F is for Fairytales #atozchallenge

F is for Fairytales #atozchallenge

[‘Fairytale Contest’ by magikstock] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Fairytales. Fairytales are stories from folklore that feature several fantasy characters and supernatural elements. In the past they were told orally and passed down from generation to generation, before writers such as the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen wrote down their own versions and published collections. […]


Classic Double Challenge 2013

Classic Double Challenge 2013

This is such a unique idea for a reading challenge that I couldn’t resist. The Classic Double Challenge is hosted by One Librarian’s Book Reviews. The idea is to read a classic work of fiction, fairytale or mythology and then read a modern retelling, prequel or book inspired by it in order to compare the two versions. This is a great idea, as there have been so many novels based on classics released lately. I’m just going to attempt the small challenge, to read just two books, but perhaps I will manage more. Here is a list of potential double-acts […]


Waiting on Wednesday (9) Splintered by A.G Howard

Waiting on Wednesday (9) Splintered by A.G Howard

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I can’t wait for: Splintered by A.G Howard- 1st Nov 2012 For sixteen years, Alyssa Gardner has lived with the stigma of being descended from Alice Liddell—the real life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s famed novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But cruel jokes about dormice and tea parties can’t compare to the fact that Alyssa hears the whispers of bugs and flowers… the same quirk which sent her mother to a mental institution years before. When her […]