Austen · Cinderella · NovElla · YA

Cinderella’s Type

Does Cinderella have a type? In the original fairy tales, such as Perrault’s Cendrillon or Aschenputtel  by the Brothers Grimm, the prince is not really described. Do his princely qualities mean the same thing to everyone? He is left ambiguous, allowing the reader to imagine him as tall or short, light or dark, broad or… Continue reading Cinderella’s Type

Cinderella · Fairy Tale · NovElla · YA

Tell a Fairy Tale, of Cinderella!

February 26th is National Tell A Fairy Tale Day! I love this holiday, and how it focuses on the telling of fairy tales, as opposed to the stories themselves. In honor of Tell A Fairy Tale Day, the theme of today’s post is retellings; specifically, retellings of Cinderella! There are hundreds of Cinderella retellings out… Continue reading Tell a Fairy Tale, of Cinderella!

Cinderella · Fairy Tale · Music · NovElla · YA

A Cinderella Story: The Movies

As you can see, there is no shortage of modern, teen movies based on Cinderella. In this post, I’m going to discuss the stories in the collection shown above. If teen flicks aren’t your thing, you won’t like these; but some within that genre are better than others. Most of these held their own, but… Continue reading A Cinderella Story: The Movies

NovElla · Supernatural · YA

The Night Circus

A unique and mysterious circus experience, The Night Circus is full of fantasy. The book is teaming with magical descriptions by author Erin Morgenstern. Isn’t the hand done, paper-cut cover great? Prepare to be regaled by acrobats and magicians, in a late 19th century setting. I have to admit, I read The Night Circus some time… Continue reading The Night Circus

Austen · NovElla · Science Fiction · YA

For Darkness Shows the Stars

Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion, this YA book stands out from the others on the post-apocalypse bookshelf. A sci-fi tale that tackles issues of genetic modification, For Darkness Shows the Stars is an exciting story about risk and choices. Containing thought-provoking ideas regarding the relentless march of progress and technology, Peterfreund’s powerful novel is a… Continue reading For Darkness Shows the Stars