My reading companions for this book. It is a good, spooky read. It has not gone as I expected but still good. Happy Fall Y‘all! 🎃
If you love fairy tales with a dark twist then this book is for you. It was absolutely eerie and outstandingly written. I could not put it down!
The twelve dancing princesses with meets murder mystery. I loved this book so much. It is a new favorite, I could not put it down.
For my full thoughts see: https://heartandsoulbooks.blogspot.com/2021/09/twelve-dancing-princesses-retold....
1. Twelve Dancing Princesses (which is why I really need to pick up the tagged book soon).
2. Once upon a time I was a little girl who lived in the library of my favorite books and was just curious about the fact that she died when she was just about to start to spiral into the world.
Holy moly! I absolutely loved this book. It was full of twists and turns, romance, mystery, and thrills. I loved the slight fantasy element, it had me wondering what was real and imagined. The author did an amazing job keeping my attention the whole time. The ending had me holding my breath. A great read to end July with. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Between a pick and so so. It was really compelling and I couldn‘t stop but also I had my mouth hanging open at parts. Felt really immersive this dark damp feeling the entire time I read. I didn‘t love it but I also couldn‘t stop thinking about it, so I don‘t know ha! 🤔😂
I was tempted by the premise of this book being a retelling of the The Twelve Dancing Princesses, one of my favorite fairy tales. That part was done well, and I appreciated how it fit into the story. I did not, however, care for the main character nor the antagonist/s. Some of them felt like they were pulled out of thin air just to keep the story going, but had no real meaning in the bigger scheme of things. Worldbuilding > characters here.
This book was ambitious. I loved the eerie tone that is used throughout the novel and the sisterly bonds we see with the character's interactions. I do admit that I would have loved a map of the chosen setting since it was composed of many islands and information sheets about all the religions and gods used in the story. I still believe that if you share a soft spot for the tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, you should give this a shot.
It‘s gothic, spooky, romantic, suspenseful. ALL THE THINGS! I loved trying to guess if it was a curse, bad luck, a deal with the devil, magic or just a damn bad guy murdering the sisters. The madness and playing on what‘s real or not. The utter heartbreak of losing loved ones. The hope of maybe it‘s over. The hope of love and a future. The mythology of their religions. It was just perfection. This book was legitimately all the things I love.
In a manor by the sea, one by one, twelve sisters are cursed. Sisters keep mysteriously dying and family believes they have been cursed. I enjoyed this book. The mixing of fantasy and a mystery got me hooked but I had an idea pretty early on who was responsible for the chaos in Annaleigh‘s family. There isn‘t much character development but the plot kept me intrigued and the pace of the story kept me going. It was def a fun read.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I almost never read creepy books, & this was definitely a creepy book! I never knew what to expect, but this was one where you could, and probably should, just sit back & enjoy the ride.The belief system was really interesting & introduced in a way that seemed organic,more showing than telling,which I appreciated. I liked the writing, the characters, & the bit of romance. If you‘re looking for a creepy fantasy read, I‘d recommend this one!
Book Haul!! 🤩😍 Bonus surprise when one is signed. And yes this may be my third edition of Jane Eyre ☺️
OMG THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC! I want to know more about this world, it‘s a great reimagining of the 12 Dancing Princesses story which has always been a fave fairy tale of mine! It has ghosts and goddesses and all kinds of creepiness for this season.
I finished some other books this weekend too - so close to #bookspinbingo. Will tag in comments, but my points for this post are: 206
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I just finished reading this book and I‘m speechless! I haven‘t read a book in a day in a long time! I loved all the characters (maybe not the villains) and Annaleigh and Cassius were my favorites. Every time I thought I knew where the story was going another twist turned me into another direction. It was definitely a creepy story with ghosts in a big house with so much going on you think you‘re going to lose you own mind while reading! 5 stars!
Is this book on your TBR list/stack yet? It should be. I loved this novel immensely! I adored the character development and the easy flow of the plot. There were twists, mysterious characters and intrigue! Such a brilliantly eerie tale and a perfect way to ring in the Halloween season.
Love fantasy? This book is definitely for you!
An amazingly written, absolutely terrifying and swoon worthy masterpiece! This book blew me away, I kept hearing a lot about this book so decided to try it myself, and wow! The writing is pure magic, I harely ever get creeped out by books, and this one had me FREAKED OUT. The plot was so unpredictable and beautifully woven, I would have never of guessed any of it. I loved the mystery, the whole mythology and the romance was just sweet. 5/5 😍
This book gets a bunch of stars. As someone not accustomed to reading YA, I almost bailed on this pretty early on. Lots of family moments, little kids running around, cute, innocent interactions. So glad I stuck with it though. The climax hit like a hurricane, blizzard, tornado all at once. Suddenly the story became super interesting, inventive, unexpected. Definitely worth it!
I wanted to love this. The eeriness and atmospheric aspect was nice. There were some things I really loved about it and I was rooting for the protagonist. But the pacing was too slow and I found the storyline predictable (which is atypical for me.) I did love the ending.