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The Rose and the Thorn – Is This Fairytale Going to Make You Swoon?

The Rose and the Thorn By Katherine MacDonald SUMMARY: A gripping and mesmerising retelling of a classic story, filled with romance, mystery and intrigue. There is a pale, penetrating loneliness etched into the walls of this forgotten place. A kind … Continue reading

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The Hawkman, A Fairy Tale of the Great War – When Do Men Become Beasts?

Book Review : The Hawkman A Fairy Tale of the Great War By Jane Rosenberg LaForge Spoiler Alert! Summary A great war, a great love, and the mythology that unites them; The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War is … Continue reading

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The Gray House – Is The House Sentient?

Book Review : The Gray House By Mariam Petrosyan Spoiler Alert! Summary The Gray House is an astounding tale of how what others understand as liabilities can be leveraged into strengths. Bound to wheelchairs and dependent on prosthetic limbs, the physically disabled … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Hound – A Fairy Tale With Psychological Questions

Book Review : The Princess and the Hound By Mette Ivie Harrison Spoiler Alert! Summary      He is a prince, heir to a kingdom threatened on all sides, possessor of the animal magic, which is forbidden by death in the … Continue reading

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The Little Selkie – Definitely Not A Mermaid

Book Review : The Little Selkie Timeless Fairy Tales #5 e-book By K. M. Shea Spoiler Alert! Summary Dylan—a selkie—makes a terrible mistake when she brashly chases an evil sea witch onto land. Captured and stripped of her pelt—leaving her unable to return … Continue reading

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The Wild Swans – Do Foster Brothers Bite?

Book Review : The Wild Swans Timeless Fairy Tales #2 e-book By K. M. Shea Spoiler Alert! Summary Elise is the foster-daughter of the King of Arcainia, a mathematician, and the country’s treasurer. She is not a hero. But when her step-mother, … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty – Retelling Fairy Tales Is Irresistible

Book Review : Sleeping Beauty Timeless Fairy Tales #8 e-book By K. M. Shea Spoiler Alert! Summary Briar Rose, a clever peasant girl, feels only pity for the mysterious Princess Rosalinda–the hidden princess who was cursed to prick her finger on a spindle … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Believed In Fairy Tales – Do We Have Modern Fairy Tales?

Book Review : The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales three short stories By Heidi Garrett e-book Spoiler Alert! Summary Heather Baker believes in fairy tales, and she turns to their timeless wisdom whenever life gets difficult. Again and again, the … Continue reading

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“Wildwood Dancing” – A Modern Interpretation of a Classic Fairy Tale

Book Review : Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier Spoiler Alert! Jena and her sisters came to live at Piscul Dracului, an old stone castle, about nine years ago. By chance they found a portal to enter the Other Kingdom and … Continue reading

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“Fairest” – Retelling The Tale of Snow White

Book Review : Fairest by Gail Carson Levine Spoiler Alert! Aza was abandoned as an infant at the Featherbed Inn and adopted by the owners. Though Aza is kind, generous and a great singer with a unique talent, she is … Continue reading

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