The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

“Tell Alice to stay the hell away from the Hazel Wood.”  That’s Ella Proserpine’s message to her daughter while she’s being kidnapped by nasty characters from a fairy tale.  Naturally, Alice heads straight for the Hazel Wood to find her mom. It’s way weirder there than even I expected. Characters: 5 stars Plot: 4 starsContinue reading “The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert”

Book Review: The Sleeper And The Spindle

Writing: ***** (5 stars) Illustration: ***** (5 stars) Overall: ***** (5 stars) Age range recommendation: 10 and up (So long as readers are familiar with the likes of Grimm’s fairy tales and know that things can get ugly.  Previous knowledge of the original Sleeping Beauty/Snow White stories will help.) The Sleeper and The Spindle, writtenContinue reading “Book Review: The Sleeper And The Spindle”

Archived Review: Black Thorn, White Rose edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Originally posted to Dark Lady Reviews on Septembe 1, 2011 Overall Rating: **** (4 stars) Dearest readers, you may have noticed that my usual method of posting little star ratings of plot, character, and whatnot is suspiciously missing from this review.  This is not because I simply can’t be bothered, I assure you.  It isContinue reading “Archived Review: Black Thorn, White Rose edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling”