All posts tagged: juliet marillier

12 Days of Bookmas – What to buy – The Fairy Princess (or Prince)

Everyone knows someone (or is someone) who is obsessed with fairy tales. And fairy tale books are so great to give as gifts because you can never have enough beautiful editions of fairy tales or enough fairy tale retellings. 1 – The Snow Queen, Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Edition I don’t think I really need to explain why this would make such a great gift. I mean, JUST LOOK AT IT! It’s so pretty and girly and sparkly and it is the absolute perfect gift for a fairy tale fiend. Get it here: The Book Depository, Amazon. 2 – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas This is one bad ass retelling of Beauty and the Beast, which if you haven’t read, you should probably go out and buy it for yourself because it’s awesome! Really awesome. Get it here: The Book Depository, Amazon. 3 – The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter This is a little book of very dark fairy tales by the amazing Angela Carter. If you’re looking for fairy …

Recom-Monday-Tions – Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

You know how everyone has that book that made them fall in love with reading? Well this is mine. This is a retelling of the fairy tale of The Six Swans by the brothers Grimm. It is the story of a young girl whose brothers are turned into swans by an evil stepmother, and about her struggles to break the curse and set her brothers free. And it is beautiful. I have lent this book to a number of friends and every single one of them has fallen in love with it. I read this book over ten years ago, and it still holds the number one spot of my favourite books. I don’t think it will ever be dethroned. This book is part of a series, and even though I believe it is definitely the best book in the series, every one of them (there are six – a trilogy and then three companions) is fantastic. This is a must read for any one who loves historical fiction/fantasy. Find it here:  Goodreads. The Book …