Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

March 7th, 2013 Kimberly Review 66 Comments

7th Mar
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

As a young child I read the Grimm’s fairy tales and they are so much darker then the versions most of our children read today. I was terrified of Bluebeard and slept with a nightlight. This was quite embarrassing for a ten year old and I remember claiming to simply have fallen asleep while reading. I love retellings and when I saw Strands of Bronze and Gold, I knew I had to revisit this dark tale. Nickerson did a lovely job and Monsieur de Cressac personified Bluebeard and made me shiver.

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The Better To See You by Kate SeRine

February 20th, 2013 Kimberly Guest Post, Review 8 Comments

20th Feb
The Better To See You by Kate SeRine

The Transplanted Tale series by Kate SeRine is such a fun series with zany characters straight from our beloved fairy-tales. The story goes that a spell gone awry in Make Believe ripped some of the characters from their pages into our world. Now they are forced to live among the ordinaries in the Here and Now. They have rules for blending in and they are strictly enforced by the Fairytale Management Authority. In the first …

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Red by Kate SeRine

August 1st, 2012 Kimberly Review 31 Comments

1st Aug
Red by Kate SeRine

I love fairy-tale retellings and urban fantasy. When I read Cait’s review @Basia’s Bookshelf I knew I had to read this book. So I grabbed a copy of Red, to share with you. When a spell goes awry characters find themselves in the “here and how.” Filled with humor, beloved characters, suspense and romance this novel grabbed me from the first pages. SeRine has added her own unique twist and created a new series you are going to love.

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