A Lesson in Vengeance: Green Frog Reviews

A Lesson in Vengeance is a Sapphic dark academia novel by Victoria Lee. Steeped in murder, occultism, and far-reaching malevolence, the dusty bookshelves and fall vibes within this book will nevertheless make for a cozy, grab-some-blankets-and-tea kind of read. Prepare to be pulled right into Felicity Morrow’s haunting, unreliable point of view, and be bewitchedContinue reading “A Lesson in Vengeance: Green Frog Reviews”

White Smoke: Green Frog Reviews

White Smoke is NYT Bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson’s first horror/thriller novel, and it is quite the triumph! Spooky, chilling, and gripping, this unique take on haunted houses will keep you up at night, and stun you with its gut-wrenching message. Summary: The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this chilling YA psychologicalContinue reading “White Smoke: Green Frog Reviews”

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea: Green Frog Reviews

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh is a NYT Bestselling retelling of a traditional Korean folktale. Full of charm, romance, and the whimsy of a Studio Ghibli film, it’s easy to see why Oh calls this gorgeous, feminist tale “the book of [her] heart.” Summary: Deadly storms have ravaged Mina’s homelandContinue reading “The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea: Green Frog Reviews”

Cinderella Is Dead: Green Frog Reviews

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron is a bestselling debut featuring an LGBTQIA+ cast, a badass feminist heroine, and the will to burn down the patriarchy! If you love fairytale retellings with unique twists and compelling social commentary, and/or if you want to experience one of the coolest fairy godmother takes I’ve ever seen, checkContinue reading “Cinderella Is Dead: Green Frog Reviews”

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix: Green Frog Reviews

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix is the sequel to Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, completing this duology by Julie C. Dao, whose masterful retelling of Snow White is inspired by East Asian mythology. The first installment followed the rise of the Evil Empress Xifeng, cunning and beautiful, while the sequel shows the empowering journey ofContinue reading “Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix: Green Frog Reviews”

Black Girl Unlimited: Green Frog Reviews

Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard by Echo Brown is one of those books that should be on every “Best YA of All Time” reading list. I finished this astounding debut two days ago and I’m still reeling from Brown’s visceral, lyrical portrayal of the unexpected intersectionality between autobiography and magicalContinue reading “Black Girl Unlimited: Green Frog Reviews”

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns: Green Frog Reviews

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is the first installment of the Rise of the Empress duology, an East Asian retelling of Snow White that begins with the perspective of the beautiful and cunning Evil Queen. This one’s for all you villain origin story fans and lovers of dark fairytale retellings. Read on to see howContinue reading “Forest of a Thousand Lanterns: Green Frog Reviews”