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Through a Tangled Wood
Written by Various AuthorsGenre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale
John B's Review
Through a Tangled Woods is a collection of fairy tales, each one a delight of it's own. Some you will recognize as old favorites re-worked yet still as enticing as the ones we knew as children.
Seven stories by seven different authors all bring together the theme of a fairy tale all in a new light.
From Snow White, to Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, and the fabled genie in the lamp, all these and more.
Don't let those fool you though, the tales are dark and in some cases twisted, but that only adds to them. Once I started reading I found it hard to put the book down.
All the stories are well written, intriguing, and even for their dark side pull one in.
The new take on Sleeping beauty is one of addiction, love, and a modern dystopian society. Even with those elements the story works and moves along well and keeps the reader riveted.
Hansel and Gretel, who doesn't know the tale of the two children lost in the woods only to stumble upon the witch's cottage. This tale takes place in the future of a world destroyed where day-to-day survival is key.
Three Wishes is a classic retelling of the genie in the lamp. This time though two teenage girls are the ones to stumble upon the lamp and are granted the wishes.
Will they fall prey to the wishes and get more then they bargain for or can they outplay the genie at his own game?
I highly recommend this book as it was not only fun with the retelling of the classic fairy tale's but the new take on them added a new and dark twist which made them compelling to read.
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