Rambling Reviews: Ensnared by Rita Stradling

Time for another review, my little Ramblers! This time, it is a much more positive one! As a matter of fact, this lovely book is what got me out of the reading slump I’ve been in! Now for a little author bio:

Rita Stradling is the author of Making Bad Choices, The Deception Dance series, the Dakota Kekoa series and The Fourteen Day Soul Detox Novella Serial. She has a BA in Art History and a particular love for modern and medieval art. Rita lives with her husband and son in Northern California. She has an insatiable novel addiction and mostly reads young adult and adult: romance, paranormal, urban fantasy and high fantasy.

  • Ensnared
  • Rita Stradling
  • 270 pages (ebook format in Alkido app.)
  • ARC received through netgalley.
  • As yet unpublished. Currently up on kindle scout. (Link at end of post!)
  • A near future Beauty and the Beast retelling.

Goodreads Description:

Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake. 

Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.

To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see.

Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse.

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Rambling Reviews: Poison by Sarah Pinborough

It’s review time! As you guys can probably tell, I haven’t read nearly as many fairy tale retellings as I had planned to. Unfortunately, this book is what led to my slump.

I haven’t only avoided fairy tale retellings, I haven’t read a single thing. (excluding a few pages of Death Note Black Edition, Vol 1.) So here’s why.

20890567According to Goodreads, Poison is a beautifully illustrated retelling of the Snow White story which takes all the elements of the classic fairy tale that we love (the handsome prince, the jealous queen, the beautiful girl and, of course, the poisoning) and puts a modern spin on the characters, their motives and their desires. It’s fun, contemporary, sexy, and perfect for fans of Once Upon a Time, Grimm, Snow White and the Huntsman and more.


Now for the review.

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