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I’m surprised that the Bone Doll’s Twin doesn’t seem to be in print (or that Amazon.co.uk is out of stock, anyway) as I think it’s a fantastic book. This is why I’m including a third general fantasy review in this year’s challenge, because it’s really original, very well-written, and I’ve never seen anyone else mention [...]

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Something I’ve been considering for a while now is the way that recommendations by other authors and the famed jacket-quotes influence readers. I know that they’re intended to make a book by a new or lesser-known author seem more appealing to people buying into the bestseller phenomenon, but sometimes they backfire. Anything that gets compared [...]

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I finished The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale while working through The Bloody Chamber and have to confess that my frame of mind was far more conducive to the former! The Goose Girl is a re-telling of the Grimms’ fairy tale of the same name, which tells the story of a princess-turned-goose girl who must [...]

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The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (the link and picture are of a different edition than the one I got from the library, so the stories included may be different) is an anthology of fairytale re-tellings. The tone is dark, as can probably be guessed from the title, which refers to the included version of [...]

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The Riddle-Master trilogy is one that’s been on my list to read for years because it simply is classic fantasy writing. I’m not sure entirely why I’ve never picked it up until now but suspect that it was at least in part due to the fact that the protagonist of the first novel is male [...]

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Once Upon a Time II

I found a link to this particular reading challenge in Jenn’s journal and as I’m really not good at writing book reviews but have been challenged to do so, I’ll give it a go. It’s a reading challenge for books, called Once Upon a Time II (I was last year) that fit under the fantasy/mythology/fairytale/folktale [...]

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