The Fairy Tale Trap
All she wants is to find her way home. But when she tries to escape, Ivy breaks the wrong spell. Now Beast is not so gentle-on-the-inside, Beauty is falling for the wrong prince, and Ivy is no closer to figuring out how to get through the ench ...more
I loved Ivy. She isn't willing to sit around and let fate play its hand. She is determined to make her own fate. She is smart, independent and strong.
I found the pixie to be so much fun. He really is devious and just wants to shake things up. He found Ivy to be smart and strong and wanted to see how she fared in this fairy tale.
I didn't care f ...more
Author: Emily Casey.
Genre: Retelling, Fairy Tale, Action/Adventure, Humorous.
Plot: Teenage military brat Ivy Thorn has moved again. She and her mom have spent most of her life moving – doing the same routine over and over again; settling down, sending out roots and then ripping them up again to relocate. Ivy really feels the stress of this latest move. Her first night in their new house, she searches for her picture of her father. When she can’t find it, she decides to ...more
Ivy is a military brat and has just been carted away to a new house for the umpteenth time and is upset that she had to leave her friends ...more
The new move to their new place makes her realize just how much she hates moving. Inadvertently lashing out at her mother due to the fact that her treasured picture of her father has gone missing, Ivy thinks it can ...more
I received this novel for review.
Here is part of my review:
I really liked this tale. We are all familiar with Beauty and the Beast, and if you're me you've read at least a few retellings of fairy tales. I have not read one more entertaining or original as this one. One gold star earned for an amazing plot.
The novel traces the story of Ivy Thorn, who honestly has an attitude. Ivy is a mi ...more
This is a novella- not a full length novel. It is good to keep that in mind because the author doesn't go into great detail with conversations, setting, and background story of the main character. That is completely understandable- and yet one of the problems I have with novellas in ge ...more
Personally, I only know the Disney version; the one with music, singing furniture and a nice little battle to round off the ending tragically. It’s been dramatized, but this book opened my mind to how much so. Thankfully and intelligently, and original version of the story had been included at the end to show how the story links in w ...more
The book was a witty, enjoyable read about a Ms. Ivy Thorn being dropped into the tale of Beauty and the Beast by a sadistic Pixie who gets his kicks kidnapping children.
I have a love-hate relationship with the main protagonist, Ivy. She starts off as bit of a selfish brat, and definitely has more than her share of What the Hell, Hero?moments--but she does acknowledge her mistakes and do her best to make it right. There's enough redeeming moments to ...more
So I went into this thinking it would be a pretty straight forward Beauty and the Beast retelling. And while that’s kind of what it is, I think the more accurate definition is fractured fairy tale. And yes, there is a difference. Like remember the fractured fairy tales from Rocky & Bullwinkle? It’s kinda like that. Really, I just want to warn you in case you’re a HUGE fan of Beauty and the Beast like me, and expect a more straight forward retelling. I think I would have enjoyed this a t ...more
I’ve always been a sucker for fairy-tale rewrites so I was really excited when I found out that Emily Casey was having a blog tour for her book, The Fairy Tale Trap. The fairy tale that Casey focuses on specifically is Beauty and the Beast (which is in theaters right now!!) and it is one of my favorites. The book is fairly short, just shy of 200 pages, but overall it was a quick enjoyable read.
Ivy Thorn (haha fae reference anyone?) ...more
Emily Casey you have a wonderful gift. You took the characters of the Beauty and the Beast Fable and totally made them your own. I loved that there were bits and pieces from the original tales but twisted in ...more
I really enjoyed the premise of the series--especially the reveal that happens toward the end concerning mirrors. I have always loved the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, and I love that Ivy, in an attempt to make everything better and go back home, ends up making everything harder. O:) I'm definitely keeping my eye out for the sequel. :)
*review copy from the author
I'm a writer from Tallahassee who chases three crazy kids around the house all day before collapsing in front of my computer.
I write everything from fairy tales to zombies, whatever's exciting to me. (The muse likes to bounce around.)
Other little tid-bits: I'm a dog person (I have a German Shepherd named Guybrush), I like to run (most of the time) and majored in Psychology (which explains why I'm...more