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Wickedly Ever After: An Anthology of Retold Tales

2.43  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Something wicked this way comes–and this time, wicked is going to win.

Villains are the heroines and heroes of their stories and in this anthology they are going to be the leading players–and finally find love. In these 10 stories you will find villains from fairy tale, folklore and myth. From the familiar to the fantastic. From Hades to Grendel.

You’ll meet:
A man who gets
ebook, 232 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Riverdale Avenue Books
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Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨

Actual rating: 2.5

Not a bad book by any means, just not one, that is going to leave a lasting impression on me in any way. It's always strange to review anthologies, because some stories work for you and others might not. In this anthology there were more stories that didn't than there were stories that did work, sadly. Also, this was branded as an anthology where the villains finally got their happy ending - however, there were some stories were I
Annette Jordan
3.5 Stars
Behind the beautiful cover, this is a collection of tales, spun from the "villain's" perspectives that allows the reader to see that not everything is as it first appears, and that sometimes the bad guy is the hero of their own story. Inspired by mythology, folk and fairy tales, a gifted group of writers have come together to create a collection that will have something to suit most tastes, though a word of caution, this book is definitely not aimed at a younger audience.
Each of the
(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Kasey ♥
**Disclaimer: I received an advance review copy from NetGalley for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.**

"Wickedly Ever After" is an anthology of various fairy tales, myth, and folklore stories. The twist is that the villains are the centerpiece of each story with their own "happy ending."

The concept of this anthology is what piqued my interest, but the stories themselves are simply-written and read like middle-grade fanfiction. For example, "Sea and Hearth" was my favorite story of
Kristina | kristinaandthebooks
Jan 20, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2020, net-galley
DNF at 38%. I attempted to read 5 of the 10 short stories featured in this collection and will not continue. Of the stories I read, there were abundant grammar errors for what is to be a published collection and the stories were frankly boring. I enjoy the concept of retelling fairy tales from the perspective of the villains, but there was little to hold my attention throughout this collection. I was enjoying one tale until it awkwardly turned into a sexual romance, hinting at the characters ...more
Destiny Bridwell
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I love books with a lot of shorter stories. I got sweeped away in the romance and sweetness of these stories. I mean there is not all happiness and all, but most story that have Wickedly in the title are just a little strange. I am going to look into more by all of these authors and see what I can find. ...more
Jan 19, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
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Waleska 'Wally'
2.5 Stars for The Good, The Bad And The Ugly/il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo

If I take a creative licence and a tongue in cheek approach on the title of the 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western, to describe my thoughts on Wickedly Ever After , it would be ; The Quirky, The Smutty and The Absurd.

I liked couple of these stories but the others no so much. In concept is a fun idea , but the delivery fell short.

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Born in Boston, MA and raised in Miami, FL, Sara has two masters degrees and plans to never stop getting over educated. She now lives in Lowell, MA and is a librarian at UMass Lowell. She likes the idea of having all the academic regalia she can ever possess and winning with the most degrees in her family. She cries at nearly every movie she sees (ask her about when she cried at a horror movie), ...more