Bookish Playlist: Balls and Ballgowns

When you think of fantasy and fairy-tales, what’s the first thing you think of? For me, it’s the royal ball that is so popular in fairy-tale retellings. It’s very Cinderella-like, in which the main character is dressed in a splendid ball gown and the floor is swept in people waltzing, the violin quartet in the…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: Balls and Ballgowns

Book Review: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Bloomsbury YA)

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What good is a four hour train ride if you can’t use the time to finish a book? Thanks to the lengthy transportation, it only took me two days to finish Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron, published by Bloomsbury YA. This YA fairy-tale retelling is basically about a gay black girl who wants to…… Continue reading Book Review: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Bloomsbury YA)