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Tellulah Darling

Tellulah Darling writes YA & New Adult romantic comedy because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.

Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?

Imaginative Alice retelling just falls short of 5 stars

Splintered - A.G. Howard

I don't often find re-tellings where I finish the story and am giddy with love. Cinder was one. And Splintered started off that way. For about the first two thirds. I loved the visual details, the ongoing debate between sanity and insanity - cursed or not. Al was a great character. She felt fresh and interesting and I enjoyed everything about how the retelling was playing out. I didn't even mind the love triangle all that much, which is rare for me. (Although it never posed a serious threat for me either.)

Then about two-thirds of the way in, I just got bored. I'd had enough. Of well, everything. I think had the story been shorter and tighter this would have been a five star read for me. Definitely the best Alice usage I've ever read though.