Grumpy Book Grrrl

a reader and writer

Gorgeous cover alert! Release date: May 7, 2019. Publisher: Thomas Nelson This is a fantasy re-telling of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. Some of the events are historical and some have been embellished by the author. The most significant fantastical aspect is the addition of magic, or spell-casting. There is an ink that masters use …

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This wasn’t the book for me. The only reason I’m giving it 3 stars is because of the quality of the writing. The story itself bored me to death. If this wasn’t an ARC, I never would have finished it. I wanted to read this because I love fairy tale retellings. The story of Cinderella’s …

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I’ve loved Juliet Marillier since reading Daughter of the Forest.  She’s one of my bucket list authors that I hope to read, or at least attempt to read, all of her works. She has such an amazing way with weaving a tale, of creating emotions and atmosphere. Her books all feel a little bit like …

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