retelling · Sci-Fi · YA

Cinder: Cyborg Rusty Screw

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Cinder is a classic Cinderella fairytale with a futuristic twist. In addition to serving her nasty stepmother, Cinder is a cyborg who’s more likely to leave behind a whole prosthetic foot than just a shoe. Tinkering with her cyborg parts, the family droid Iko, and anything else she can get her… Continue reading Cinder: Cyborg Rusty Screw

Fantasy · retelling · YA

A Court of Thorns and Roses: Solstice Faerie Wine

A Court of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas A tale as old as time itself – filled with magic, fear of the unknown and of course, romance. A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) is a subtle retelling of the classic tale Beauty and Beast. While there are a lot of parallels between… Continue reading A Court of Thorns and Roses: Solstice Faerie Wine

Contemporary · YA

Paper Towns: Whitman’s Screwdriver

Paper Towns by John Green Paper Towns is a classic coming-of-age novel/teen drama that perfectly captures how it feels to be on the brink of adulthood – searching for meaning, purpose and a place in this great big, inauthentic world. I couldn’t think of a more fitting way to salute your inner “paper” self, than… Continue reading Paper Towns: Whitman’s Screwdriver