Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sharing is Caring - Books: "Myth and Magic: Queer Fairy Tales" Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman, eds.

Note: This ARC was provided by NetGalley & Bold Strokes Books in exchange for an honest review.
Though many tales were thoroughly enjoying to read, I wasn't enraptured by this book like I have been with many others from Bold Strokes Books and Radclyffe alike.  

Well-known stories are brought to life with a certain side of the fairy tales we grew up with as children that were, originally, never thought possible. They were also believable, as well as enjoyable.  A tale about Jack(ie) and the Beanstalk was my favorite among the options, weaving a new spin on the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk by having the land in the clouds a town of giants meandering through life unhappy and unfulfilled.  Here comes Jackie, immediately setting her sights on a small giantess, and falls in love at first sight.  Jackie's plan to help her love escape is one of intrigue, quick-thinking, and, of course, romance.

This may be my own personal views about the short story genre that made this set of stories not as enjoyable for me as it is for the next person (I've always preferred well-developed novels as opposed to shorter stories).  This is not to say that others will not enjoy this collection of fairy tales with a queer twist.  However, with that being said, these just weren't for me.

Rating: ⋆⋆⋆

If you would like to check out the collection of queer fairy tales, you can order it right here from Amazon:

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