I previously had a different book blog, and I had a bunch of problems with the hosting company I used for the blog, and all of my content was deleted. I managed to salvage some of my reviews from back then by compiling what I wrote on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles review sections. I will be posting these reviews under a new blog post called Throw Back Thursday Reviews, until I have posted them all on this blog. 🙂
Once upon a time, fairy tales
were for children . . . But no longer.
You hold in your hands a volume of wonders — magical tales of trolls and ogres, of bewitched princesses and kingdoms accursed, penned by some of the most acclaimed fantasists of our day. But these are not bedtime stories designed to usher an innocent child gently into a realm of dreams. These are stories that bite — lush and erotic, often dark and disturbing mystical journeys through a phantasmagoric landscape of distinctly adult sensibilities . . . where there is no such thing as “happily ever after.”
I have always loved fairy tales, so when I saw this in the bargain section of Barnes and Nobel, I knew I was going to love it. This book is a compilation of just over 20 fairy tales, retold by some great writers in the fantasy and horror genres. I will definitely keep these authors in mind when buying future books, because of how well written the stories were. There are so many styles of writing and different fairy tales in this book that each story felt very diverse. Both retellings of Little Red Riding Hood were my favorites from this book. Each story is dark and beautiful.