The Blood Spell (Ravenspire #4) by C. J. Redwine

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Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Blood Spell is a fun, adorable Cinderella retelling with lots of heart, although it isn’t my favorite C. J. Redwine book.

“Grief was easier to bear when it was shared with those left behind.”

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Dragon Book Recommendations

Dragons are amazing and no one can argue with me on that. Here are a few of my favorite dragon reads, as well as a couple of other popular ones!

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Laia Recommends: The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine

The Shadow Queen is an amazing, breathtaking retelling of the classic tale of Snow White. It follows Lorelai, the crown princess and a fugitive in her own kingdom, who is determined to use her magic to put an end to the evil queen.  Meanwhile, Prince Kol of the neighboring kingdom has no choice but to make a  deal with the wicked queen, and serve as her huntsman and bring her Lorelai’s heart. Also, there are dragon people. I just had to mention that.

Make sure to check out the full Goodreads summary (link below), as well as my review here!

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Review: The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell: The Shadow Queen is a great book (and part of a great series) to go into if you like fantasy and fairytale retellings. It’s dark and gritty but has romance and humor to keep it from being too twisted. Also, it reads as a standalone, so if you want to commit to an entire series, you don’t need to!

“You don’t go into battle because you’re sure of victory. You go into battle because it’s the right thing to do.”

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Disney to Book Recommendations

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Fairytale Retelling Recommendations!

Here are some fairytale retellings I adore, inspired by familiar characters we all grew up with!

For Snow White Fans: The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine
The Shadow Queen is not your typical Snow White retelling. This dark and twisted fantasy novel follows a fugitive princess trying to take back her crown, and a prince who will do anything to save his kingdom, even if it means making a deal with an evil queen.
For Cinderella Fans: Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Geekerella is an adorable Cinderella retelling, centered around fandom and geek culture. It’s a fresh take on a classic fairytale that will remain in your heart long after you put it down.
For Aladdin Fans: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
This Aladdin-inspired tale tells the story of Zahra, a jinni whose lamp is picked up by the not-very-princely Aladdin. When given the opportunity to be free of her lamp, she must decide if freedom is worth everything it will cost.

What is your favorite fairytale retelling?