Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik’s Spinning Silver is a fairy tale retelling much like Uprooted; it’s loosely based off of Rumplestiltskin. The main character, Miryem, is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders. Her father isn't very good at the job, so when her mother falls ill, Mireyem begins collecting the debts on her own. She’s very good at... Continue Reading →

Standalone Fantasy Books

I love reading fantasy books. But so many of them are part of trilogies or much longer series, and I find that I often don’t have the time or inclination to read them. What I really want are good standalone stories; thankfully, over the years I’ve come across a few gems that are available here... Continue Reading →

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

  Many fairy tales involve the woods, often warning young children to stay away because bad things like monsters dwell there. But what if the woods itself was the actual monster?  That’s what Naomi Novik explores in Uprooted. Sure, there are a few traditional monsters ready to drag you kicking and screaming into her malevolent... Continue Reading →

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