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Ride the Wind

(Flipped Fairy Tales #3)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  121 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Once upon a time, I made a promise to a stranger. Though I'd never seen her face, I cared for her above all others.

Once upon a time, I broke my vow. In trying to save the one I loved, I condemned her to a cursed life and stripped her of all freedom in a single, misguided step.

Once upon a time, I set out on a journey. Though it might never earn me forgiveness, I would set h
Kindle Edition, 227 pages
Published November 2nd 2015
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Lenore Kosinski
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars -- Well that was utterly enchanting. Oh, and before I go on, I received an ARC from the author for me to review!

I have to admit some truths before I begin:

Truth #1 -- while the concept of the Flipped Fairy Tales that Ms. Huchton writes have had me completely intrigued since I met her at UtopYa this year, this is in fact my first book by this author. And it won't be my last.

Truth #2 -- I know NOTHING about the original fairy tale this book is based off of. About halfway through the book
Lauren Jones
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of Ride the Wind by the author in exchange for an honest review. I have read the first two installments in this flipped fairy tale collection and absolutely could not wait to read this one. I can honestly say that this author wowed me again, because I really loved it; I loved it so much that I read it in two days! The story begins with a man named Lukas who has been assisting his mother around the house. When Lukas’ mother goes to collect their animal traps, she runs into ...more
Jo Michaels
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone looking for an excellent escape, a great read, or a new twist on an old tale.
I bought a set of the entire Flipped Fairy Tale collection in paperback from Starla Huchton for my ten-year-old daughter's Christmas gift. Of course, being a fan of Shadows on Snow, I knew I'd likely sneak and read all the stories behind her trusting little back. I managed to make it through one of two before she caught me, and you all have a review as a prize for my dastardly ways. Now that you know where I got the book, let's dive into the review.

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Rachel Barnard
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
“It’s not about pursuing adventure, so much as seeing the adventure life already is.” (Kindle Locations 892-893).

Lukas is raised to be compassionate and when his mother tells him he needs to care for a magical injured Elk, he only pauses briefly. He promises his future to saving the creature and his word is a bond. Given a second chance to love blindly, will Lukas be able to wait in the dark or will his curiosity and worry get the best of him?

This flipped fairy tale features the prince and his s
Jessica Surgett
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-to-buy
I love all of Starla's books, but the flipped fairy tales are my favorite. I was especially excited about this one, because I'd never heard of the original story it's based on, East of the Sun and West of the Moon. So I got to learn more about a classic fairy tale I wasn't familiar with. The other thing that made this one a little different than Shadows on Snow and The Stillness of the Sky, is that the "hero" in the original telling is female. So while I LOVE that these gender flipped stories ar ...more
Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ty-fairy-tales
‘Ride the Wind’ is a re-telling of ‘East of the Wind, West of the Moon’ set in the fairy tale world established in Huchton’s ‘Shadows on Snow’ and ‘Ride the Wind.’ A well-written and enjoyable tale with Huchton’s signature enchantments.
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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"Ride the Wind" makes little sense at first, and it starts off very slow. However, towards the middle, the fairy tale theme picks up and the mystery behind the conflict becomes more interesting. The book is overly-fantastical and it seems like the tasks for the main character do not make sense, but it all comes together later. Overall, I appreciated it as a fairy tale. The story wraps up quite well, and most of my questions were answered by the end. It is not a bad read, if you can make it throu ...more
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fairy-tales
Great series for anyone who like fairy tale re-imaginings.

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Spirited Stardust
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
The land, magic, elements etc were all fabulous but the love story just fell flat for me - I didn't really care about them either
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A geek of all trades, Starla Huchton has been crafting stories in various genres since 2007. She is a three-time finalist for Parsec Awards for her podcast fiction work, and was the first place winner for Science Fiction & Fantasy in the Sandy competition in 2012. Her work spans science fiction, fantasy, New Adult Romance, Young Adult titles, Steampunk, Contemporary, and various other varietie ...more

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