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Son of the Shadows (Sevenwaters, #2)
4.32
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Sep 16, 2010
 
Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1)
4.28
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Sep 04, 2010
 
Briar Rose
3.77
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Aug 10, 2011
 
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales
3.62
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Aug 05, 2011
 
Child of the Prophecy (Sevenwaters, #3)
4.07
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Sep 16, 2010
 
Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1)
3.69
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Sep 19, 2010
 
Heir to Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters, #4)
4.18
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Sep 16, 2010
 
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale
3.57
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Sep 19, 2012
 
The Princess Bride
4.24
I really loved this. I didn't read it for a long time, and then when I finally did, I wondered why I hadn't.
Apr 26, 2007
Jun 04, 2008
 
Stardust
4.04
Not your average fairy tale! The writing is engaging and interesting. In text, the plot works very well, although the movie adaptation is lovely in it...more
May 2006
Jun 04, 2008
 
The Tenth Kingdom: Do You Believe in Magic?
4.09
Easy, fun read. Unfortunately, I don't remember much more about it than that. Something else I might revisit, given my (rekindled?) interest in fairyt...more
Oct 20, 2007
Jun 04, 2008
 
Grimm Tales for Young and Old
4.13
I was hoping for Pullman to be a bit more audacious with this, I think. Instead, most of the stories are simply and directly retold from the Grimms' v...more
Apr 07, 2013
Nov 03, 2012
 
Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins
3.85
I've wanted to read this for ages, so when I had insomnia last night seemed like a good time. This book is a series of interlinked, usually traditiona...more
Jan 16, 2013
Sep 18, 2011
 
Love Devours:  Tales of Monstrous Adoration
4.21
Love Devours is a gorgeous little collection of stories. I got most of them separately, but I wanted to buy the full copy anyway -- handier to read as...more
Aug 25, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
 
Sleeping Beauty, Indeed & Other Lesbian Fairytales
3.88
Third book of the readathon.

As with all collections of stories, there were some I liked more than others, but really I'm just glad to see collections...more
Apr 21, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
 
Diving Belles
3.71
These stories are lovely little things, and very beautifully written. But they're so unsatisfying because they don't seem to end, they just stop. This...more
Mar 05, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
 
Myths and Legends of Wales
3.25
A collection of short myths/legends about Wales. Some of them are just a couple of lines of notes, others amount to short stories, though none of them...more
Mar 30, 2010
Mar 30, 2010
 
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
3.72
Fun and sometimes funny, and really good for a light read that doesn't take itself seriously. I'm not an enormous fan of Robert Rankin based on this b...more
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 06, 2013
 
The Swan Kingdom
3.75
I am being extra cranky about books at the moment, so I think this one gets three stars purely because I didn't grumble at it and I read it in record...more
Sep 21, 2012
Aug 26, 2011
 
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
4.06
Apparently, Robin McKinley has written two retellings of the "Beauty and the Beast" story. Beauty is the first. It's easy to read, and the world build...more
Jul 17, 2008
Jul 16, 2008
 
Hallow's Eve: A Halloween Fairy Tale
3.81
Hallow's Eve is a short and sweet little story, in which a young witch called Laluna makes a big mistake, and puts it right with the help of cupcakes...more
Aug 17, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
Queen Of Air And Darkness And Other Stories
3.83
I've been reluctant to read the more sci-fi ish books by Poul Anderson, for some reason. This is me dipping a toe in, as it were -- though the first s...more
Oct 12, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
 
Once Upon a Hallow's Eve: A Halloween Fairy Tale
3.84
Another short and sweet halloween fairytale. Like the other one I just reviewed by Sarah Diemer, it follows the fairytale tropes of a young girl setti...more
Aug 17, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
 
Fables, Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers (Fables, #4)
4.29
I rather liked this volume. We're finally shedding some of the status quo of the settled nature of the Fables and shaking things up again: we're final...more
Nov 02, 2013
Nov 02, 2013
 
Fairy Tales
4.11
I read this when I was tiny and just found it today and had a flick through. I remember these as being well told, simple, absorbing. I remember absolu...more
Apr 12, 2009
Jul 18, 2008
 
A Not-So-Grimm Fairytale
2.75
A short and rather silly fairytale -- essentially a variation on the Beauty and the Beast theme. The main character is rather unlikeable, but the endi...more
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
 
Deerskin
3.84
Deerskin is based on a fairytale, a pretty disturbing one in which a father decides to marry his daughter, because she is the only one equal to his de...more
Jul 13, 2010
Nov 07, 2008
 
Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1)
4.09
Wildwood Dancing is a very interesting blend of several different fairytales and folklore: the seven dancing princesses, the princess and the frog, st...more
Jan 23, 2011
Sep 16, 2010
 
Wolfskin (The Light Isles, #1)
3.97
Sat down and finished this off in one gulp, three hundred pages in one go, this evening. That seems to be the best way for me to read Marillier's work...more
Nov 22, 2012
Aug 23, 2011
 
Tales from the Perilous Realm
4.03
This edition seems to be combined with other editions that have different content -- mine contains only four stories: 'Farmer Giles of Ham', 'The Adve...more
Nov 23, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
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