The Rose and the Thorn by Katherine Macdonald

This year it's seemed like every other book I've read has been a Beauty and the Beast retelling--and that's hardly an exaggeration of the real numbers. I've read seven retellings of the classic fairy tale in 2020 alone, and more last year besides to survey the field as I finish up my own sci-fi retelling.… Continue reading The Rose and the Thorn by Katherine Macdonald

The Rose Gate by Hanna Sandvig

One of my reading missions this year is to discover some indie authors of quality. I love the indie space for many reasons: it's easier for authors to make a living, authors retain complete creative control over their work, and the author community has a positive, entrepreneurial vibe, rather than the doom-and-gloom of trad pub.… Continue reading The Rose Gate by Hanna Sandvig