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Julie C. Dao: ‘Women I Write Should Never, Ever Be Underestimated’

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content.  Bookshelf, bookshelf, on the wall. What is the most anticipated fall release of all? To be fair, there are quite a few. But Julie C. Dao’s Forest of a Thousand Lanterns has been at the top of our list for a while. It’s a dark fairy tale retelling that reimagines the Evil Queen from “Snow White” rising to power in a world inspired by Imperial China. To celebrate the book’s release, we chatted with Dao about writing a villain, the power of beauty, and why you should never, ever underestimate any of her female characters. Bookish: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is a retelling/origin story for the Evil Queen from “Snow White.” Which…

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4 Royal looks that would make Cinderella jealous

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Aside from Little Red Riding Hood or Puss in Boots, Cinderella is the only fairytale that’s really all about the clothes. Think about it: this story would not exist without a well-placed shoe. Not to mention the fairy godmother’s gift of a gown. Or even the dress the mice and birds assembled in the Disney cartoon. More than any other iconic fairytale heroine, Cinderella relies on a good outfit. Which is why we’re so inspired by the new Cinderella movie hitting theaters on Friday. It’s a live action version of Disney’s famous adaptation of the Grimm fairytale, and it promises to deliver all the magic and sparkles we’ve come to expect. Now what to wear to the premiere? If, like…

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Let’s face it — literature’s villians are always better dressed

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This was the summer of villains – between Maleficent and the amorphous intentions of Elsa in Frozen, it seemed like everyone was focused on that gray area between good and bad. Here at BookTrib we’re no exception – just this week we had the pleasure of interviewing Gregory Maguire, author of books like Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. All this good and evil talk got us thinking about some of our favorite villains and how fabulous their outfits are. Why is it always the bad guys who get to dress the best? While we don’t condone going over to the dark side, there is certainly a lot…

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