Tag Archives: fairy tale

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of skewed myths ★    ★    ★    ★     Fairy tales, myths, folklore; these small, archetypal tales that have endured through generations of childhood. Seanan McGuire reinvented them once again for the current decade. … Continue reading

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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. Like childhood.

Read  July 2017 Recommended for ? fans of Neil Gaiman ★    ★    1/2 This is definitely not a young adult book. If you should try, with best intentions, after reading numerous glowing reviews and having heard Connolly’s name bandied about … Continue reading

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Nine Goblins by T. Kingfisher

Read February 2017 Recommended for fans of fairy tales  ★     ★    ★    1/2 Kingfisher wants to turn idea of goblins and elves on its head. Perhaps this is a side story to Lord of the Rings, where a … Continue reading

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Trailer Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow

Read August 2016 Recommended for fans of fae and ornate language  ★     ★    Lilith Saintcrow’s blog was one of the few I read regularly, and I have fond memories of reading her Jill Kismet series Night Shift when … Continue reading

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Read September 2015 Recommended for fans of PNR, fairy tales  ★    ★    ★    ★    Once upon a time, I read myths, folktales and fairy tales. Thankfully, this was way back before Disney was ubiquitous, so I subsided on … Continue reading

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In the Night Garden by Catherynne Valente

September 2011 Recommended for fans of fairytales, weavings stories, characters  ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2 Book as arabesque. Short story leads to short story, each providing background and impetus for the next, characters answering questions to what … Continue reading

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The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

Read June 2014 Recommended for fans of fairy tales, romance ★    ★    ★    ★     1/2 Retelling something as familiar as a fairy tale can be a risky proposition. In some cases, magic can come out of the … Continue reading

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Deathless by Catherynne Valente

Read January, 2014 ★   ★   ★   ★ Deathless is the silence at four a.m. a warm day at the ocean, salt crusting like dried tears on my face a glass vodka kept in the freezer, poured over a compote of cucumber … Continue reading

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