It took me a while to get my thoughts straight enough to write this review, but I managed to do so eventually! Here's my review on the BEST retelling I've read so far - A Curse So Dark And Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer!
It's a fact I'm not afraid to dwell in different genres than YA contemporary and fantasy, but it's not often I actually dive into anything smut-ish or steamy. Now that I think about it.. It's usually around December I start dwelling into those genres? Anyway. Since those novels are often short ones, I decided to do some mini-reviews!
I have to admit - I'm seriously late with this review and reading this story. I had some issues with the format - couldn't get the ARC on my Kindle, then it wouldn't open on my computer anymore and.. well.. Let's just say I was so intrigued by the synopsis that I ended up buying a finished copy instead! I couldn't say no to something that sounded like a Cinderella-retelling, but contemporary and with LGBTQIA+ characters. I just couldn't. Was it worth it? Wasn't it? Only one way to find out, folks!
I saw this book everywhere when it was just released and.. well.. I couldn't not get myself a copy and then neglect it for a while? I am proud to say I read it way sooner than some other releases I pre-ordered though.. Anyway - time for my review!
If it wasn’t obvious yet, this is a Beauty and the Beast-retelling. You all know I love my retellings so I could hardly pass up on this one! Did I like it? Or was it a disappointment? Let’s find out!
Can you imagine my face when I came across this? Cinderella Boy? That equals a Cinderella retelling, but LGBTQIA+? I don't even want to try and describe my reaction but there was screaming involved - and maniacally clicking the request-button. Did it live up to my expectations? Did it blow me away?
Like fairy tale retellings? Like dark stories? Dark fairy tale retellings? Yes? Check out "Owl Eyes" by Molly Lazer - a dark Cinderella retelling!