SUCH A GOOD RELEASE WEEK! I’ll be back on Friday with a review of Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski, and next Thursday with one for How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman, both out today as well, but I’ve got two for you today!
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Release Date: August 6, 2019
Length: 416 pages
Times Read: Once
Mini Review: This one is SO atmospheric and spooky! The 12 Dancing Princess is one of my most FAVORITE fairy tales from childhood, and so many people have never heard of it, so I’m SO excited that it’s getting some attention now with this masterful retelling! Part ghost story, part murder mystery, part romance, this book is 100% incredible writing, and it gets DARK. Erin A. Craig holds no punches, and there is plenty of death, gore, suicide and blood. It starts off a little sad but it gets spooky and haunting fast, and each page builds upon the last as it gets darker and darker and darker until the actual shocking conclusion. If you aren’t hooked at the beginning, just keep going–if you aren’t in it for the atmosphere and the 12 Dancing Princesses retelling, the action really starts about 1/3 of the way through!
“‘I wouldn’t mind if our wishes got twisted up in each other.'”
Mini Review: I don’t read a lot of adult romance or contemporary, but when you mix it in with YA in a summer camp setting, I’m in. So I was hooked on the “then” chapters from the jump, even if I couldn’t take the name Camp Wawa seriously (I’m sorry, Wawa is an east coast gas station that makes delicious coffee and sandwiches, and THAT’S ALL THEY WILL EVER BE). I adore a good YA summer camp setting, and was crushing hard on Kyle right along with Piper.
We stan a Wawa on the east coast, but they are not a camp
The beginning “now” chapters were super triggering for me–this is like my biggest and most exact fear, running into someone who was really meaningful to me, who I still think about, and they don’t even remember my name. But don’t worry, this is a romance so things work out pretty well on this front. I was surprised by how much I liked this one! It was my first book by this author, but I’ll definitely be checking out her backlist to see what else sounds like it’s up my ally!
“Favorite place in the world. Favorite summer…Favorite girl.”
Guys there are even MORE out this week than I’ve got here, so tell me what you’re picking up!