Review: The Serpent King (also a talk on small towns, religion, and ambition)

Last night I read a book called The Serpent King, by Jeff Zentner. And it gave me a lot of feelings. I think I loved it, but I’m not totally sure. So I’m going to write it out and figure out what I really think.

(I read it while listening to the Southern Gothic playlist on Spotify. Do it. You won’t be disappointed.)
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Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel BeautyI’ve read a couple of Beauty and the Beast retellings, but Cruel Beauty still manages to stand out. I’m a big Greek/Roman mythology nerd, so that aspect of the book really appealed to me. The basic premise is this: Nyx’s father bargained with the Gentle Lord, the prince of demons, so that he and his wife could have two daughters. The price was one of his daughters once she turned seventeen. Nyx’s father accepted.

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