"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales Updates and Book Haul #60

It's been a long week! 
Although, we did have some warmish days, now we're back to freezing and possibly getting another snowstorm on Monday :p
But, at least we have a lot of great books to keep us comfy!

SO! I've decided that me and my ol' blog need to get back to our roots and start reading, reviewing, promoting, etc. fairytale-ish books and retellings again! We have strayed too far my friends and I really want to go back to what I love the most! Yes, I still love contemporary, and will probably still read a lot of that - and I'm on the hunt for good fantasy and new adult too. BUT, I need more fairytales in my life right now!!! 

PLEASE, give me your recommendations!!!
What retellings/fairytales have you read recently and loved???
Or, which ones have you heard of and want to hear more about???
Share with me :) 

What happened on the blog last week...
- Review and GIVEAWAY: LIV, FOREVER (ARC) by Amy Talkington (YA)
- Waiting On Wednesday #74: THE CHAPEL WARS by Lindsey Leavitt (YA)
- Cover Reveal: A MATTER OF FOREVER (A Fates Novel #4) by Heather Lyons
- Review: I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO by Marianne Richmond (C)
- Review/GIVEAWAY: RUN TO YOU SERIES by Clara Kensie (YA)
- March Release GIVEAWAY Hop! 

Books received for review...
- ELEANOR (ARC) by Johnny Worthen (YA) from Jolly Fish Press
- THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY (HB) by Jaleigh Johnson (MG) from RandomHouseKids
- BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (ARC) by Katherine Kirkpatrick (YA) from RandomHouseKids

From Netgalley...
- V IS FOR VILLAIN by Peter Moore (YA)
- SOLSBURY HILL by Susan M. Wyler (A)

From Edelweiss...
- THE TAKING by Kimberly Derting (YA)

Books I purchased...
- ORIGIN (Lux #4) (PB) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (YA)
- TOWERING (HB) by Alex Flinn (YA)
- THE SHADOW SOCIETY (ebook) by Marie Rutkoski (YA)
- A GRIMM LEGACY (ebook) by Janna Jennings (YA)

What's distracting me from reading...
- Instagram and Twitter!!! Someone needs to give me a daily time limit!!!

My boys!

I hope you all had a wonderful week in books, family and friends too :) 

Please be sure to leave your links in the comments too!
Would love to visit!!! xoxo


  1. Good luck in your quest for new and better fairy tales retold. I hope Towering works for you, it was not a fit for me. I hope you enjoy all your new reads:)

  2. Retellings/fairytales wise, I'm quite a fan of Robin McKinley's work. She's done two separate takes on Beauty and the Beast. Looks like an interesting bunch of books this week, enjoy!

    My StS.

  3. I have THE TAKING for review, it sounds good.
    Happy reading.

  4. Ooh, strangely I don't think I've heard of any of these. Loving the cover of Eleanor though. New follower, hi!

    ★ Under The Mountain ★

  5. oh many great books! they look really good! happy reading!

  6. I LOVE Jennifer L Armentrout's books! They always leave you hanging at the end! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

  7. Great haul.Happy reading!


  8. Nice haul. I am behind on the Lux series, have only got to book 2 but am hoping to continue the series soon. I hope you enjoy all your books :) My STS.

  9. I've got V is for Villain on my stack this week, too! It was such a fun read (buuuut, a little cliche, I have to admit). Have you read Jackson Pearce's fairy tale rewrites? And Marissa Meyer's? I love both of those. My StS!

  10. Nice haul. Mark of the Dragonfly and Towering are two that I still really need to sit down and read. Enjoy and Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.


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