January 1, 2015
"Review from Breann" By The Romance Reviews 2 years ago
These aren't quite the fairy tales you're used to hearing.
The author took a variety of fairy tales and put a modern, YA spin on them. They all feature a character from the LGBTQ community, whether they're gay, trans, lesbian or gender fluid.
While I liked the idea of this collection, some of the stories fell flat for me. Most of them ended too soon, without any real closure with the characters. It's like they ended a couple pages right before their HEA and I'd have liked to see it play out all the way. It was like something was missing and I never became fully invested in any of the characters.
There were a couple stories that I would have loved more from. The Cinderella story and Repunzel story were my favorites and I desperately wished they were longer. I was so intrigued by the characters and the fairy tale adaptation, that I was bummed when they ended. I would have preferred there were only a couple more fleshed out, longer fairy tales, rather than the little bits that were served.
Some stories were more enjoyable than others, but I did appreciate the variety of sexual orientations presented in the collection. It was something different from LGBTQ romance and fairy tale retellings.