Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas

Sarah Prineas’s first foray into YA fiction is a retelling of the Cinderella story where the Fairy Godmother is evil and nothing is quite as it seems. Ash & Bramble is a dark, superbly feminist take on the concept of story, narrative arc, and what the idea of a standardized Happily Ever After might really imply. HereContinue reading “Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas”

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

Renée Ahdieh’s stunning debut, The Wrath and the Dawn, is a loose retelling of A Thousand and One Nights, and follows one of my favorite protagonists of 2015, Shahrzad, as she plots to take down the Caliph of Khorasan, Khalid Ibn al-Rashid, who’s responsible for the murder of her best friend and many other unlucky young womenContinue reading “The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh”