Wishlist Wednesday: Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen to Paper.

Doctor Who Time Lord Fairy TalesDoctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales by Justin Richards

Details: Hardcover, 240 pages
Published: November 3rd 2015 by BBC Childrens Books
Buy it: Book Depository

Synopsis: A stunning illustrated collection of dark and ancient fairy tales from the world of Doctor Who. These captivating stories include mysterious myths and legends about heroes and monsters of all kinds, from every corner of the universe. Originally told to young Time Lords at bedtime, these twisted tales are an enchanting read for Doctor Who fans of all ages. Written by Justin Richards and illustrated by David Wardle.

Waiting on Wednesday: Spelled by Betsy Schow

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I picked: 

24380140Spelled by Betsy Schow

Expected publication: June 2nd 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
Details: Paperback, 352 pages
Pre-order: Book Depository

Summary: Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day.

Yeah, no thanks. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks—like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the brooding prince Kato is so not what Dorthea had in mind for her enchanted future.

Talk about unhappily ever after.

Trying to fix her prince problem by wishing on a (cursed) star royally backfires, leaving the kingdom in chaos and her parents stuck in some place called “Kansas.” Now it’s up to Dorthea and her pixed off prince to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz and undo the curse…before it releases the wickedest witch of all and spells The End for the world of Story.

Review: Ash by Malinda Lo

ashAsh by Malinda Lo

Details: Paperback, 272 pages
Published: October 5th 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Source: I bought it.
Buy it: The Book Depository

Summary: Cinderella retold

In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.

Review: I wanted this book so much and when I finally got it I was beyond excited. I’m not sure why, but for some reason it ended up sitting on my shelf for over a year before I finally got around to reading it.

All I can say is that I am so glad I bought this book and have now read it because it is amazing. Part of me wishes I read it sooner but another part of me is happy I didn’t. I’m just sad I will never get to read this book for the first time again.

I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately, but as soon as I started reading Ash I was hooked. I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting. I just had to know how it was going to end.

Malinda Lo’s writing is beautiful. Sort of magical. It’s hard to explain. I felt like a little kid while reading Ash. I don’t think any other book I’ve read has made me feel like that, except for Harry Potter.

I absolutely love all of the characters, especially Ash and Kaisa. Just everything about this book is perfect. I will definitely be buying Huntress, Adaptation, and anything else Lo writes. She is now one of my favourite authors.

If you haven’t read Ash yet, what are you waiting for? It’s a must read!

My Rating: 5 stars