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Fractured Ever After: A Collection of Fairy Tale Retellings

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Old classics are fractured into exciting new tales in this international collection of magic, mystery, and adventure.

Some heroes go searching for their happily ever after: a dragon cocoon hunter explores the dangerous woods for his sleeping beauty; a prince forces a perfect romance on an unsuspecting maiden; and when a girl leaves town, she must quickly decide to trust—or
Kindle Edition, Illustrated, 288 pages
Published April 27th 2019 by Rowanwood Publishing, LLC
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The seventh by the Just-Us League group of authors, this anthology collects eight retellings, and this time there was more variety in my ratings than with the previous installments.

THE FROG PRINCE by Heather Hayden
3 stars

An unusual retelling of the fairy tale with the same name, in which the focus is not on the original prince who was turned into a frog but on said prince's son . . . with a frog! I'll let you imagine the shenanigans that went on in that pond whilst Mr Prince Frog was there, bec
Lynden Wade
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The secret to reworking a fairytale, in my opinion, is to identify the aspect that distresses us and use that as a creative springboard. That’s what every author in this collection has done. So if you have ever been irritated by the selfishness of the princess in “The Princess and the Frog,” or distressed at the idea of Beauty marrying her captor, or horrified at the way Snow White treats her stepmother at the wedding, read these fractured fairy tales and appreciate their inventive solutions.

Elise Edmonds
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this anthology of fractured fairy tales. Each puts a new twist on an old favourite tale, and the result is a very fresh and creative set of stories.

My personal favorites were True Reflections (an interesting take on the story behind Snow White) and On the Wrong Foot (a humorous look at the romance of Cinderella and her Prince).

Recommended for any fans of fairy tale retellings.

I received an ARC from the publisher. This unsolicited review is my own personal opinion.
Kelsie Engen
There is a wide variety of fairy tales altered and retold in "Fractured Ever After," JLA's 7th anthology and all of them are pretty recognizable and extraordinarily unique. The quality of writing in this anthology is solid and most of the stories are well crafted. Indeed, all the "fractured" stories here are quite inventive. So why the 3-stars? I feel like that deserves some explanation on my part.

The problem with fairy tales and retelling them is that sometimes a person connects with the origi
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Heather Hayden is a writer, gamer, reader, editor, and computer geek, though not in any specific order.

She can’t remember when she first started tapping away at a keyboard but she’s grateful that those early attempts at writing are lost in the ancient format of floppy disc. She does miss that racing MS-DOS game she used to play, but has found other games to spend free time on, such as Warcraft III

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