Featured this month:
- Beauty Sleep – Cameron Dokey
- Snow – Tracy Lynn
- The Crimson Thread – Suzanne Weyn
- Belle – Cameron Dokey
- Wild Orchid – Cameron Dokey
- Golden – Cameron Dokey
- The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis
May was very much a month for young adult fairy tale retellings, some of which I really enjoyed and others of which I was not very fond. It was a small month reading-wise, mostly because of university assignments and far too many social commitments. Add a little bit of Christian philosophising and you have my month in books! Hope you enjoy this month’s reviews!
Day 29: Book you’re currently reading
So apparently I’m pretty terrible at this posting every day thing… But in my defence, I have been busy renovating one of the rooms at home. Which is also the defence I’m going to use to explain the book I am currently reading…. 😛
Before Midnight – Cameron Dokey
This is a young adult novel, part of a series of fairy tale retellings called “Once Upon a Time”, and it’s been just what I’ve needed. Though honestly I haven’t had much time for reading this past week. Before Midnight retells the well known story of Cinderella and so far it’s been a really interesting take on the traditional story – Dokey even managed to get the pumpkins in there! Cendrillon (child of the cinders) has been raised alongside Raoul, a boy around her own age with no idea where he came from. I’m interested to see where this story will go, who the mysterious Raoul is and what role he will play in this retelling.
I do love a good fairy tale adaptation. One of my favourite shows at the moment is “Once Upon a Time” with Jennifer Morrison and Ginnifer Goodwin, and my favourite novel is an amazing spin on Beauty and the Beast. I’ve got eight of these young adult novels to go through, judging by how interesting I’ve been finding them, they should keep me entertained!