This was a novella, a short story collection full of tiny space operas. It was a fast and easy read full of interesting characters, creative beings, places and good writing.
I am not a big short story person….This collection reminds me why, while I enjoyed the stories, most ended too abruptly for me and I wanted more from each of them.
A Blue Beard retelling and quite ingenious, while I found the ending to be a bit rushed, this one finalized in a way that satisfied me.
A really fantastic reverse gender roles Sleeping Beauty retelling. Marred only by the ending that didn’t feel…finished.
Rumpelstiltskin retelling, I think. Again, non traditional gender roles, which I like and what the guy asks to be made is quite non traditional. However this time the ending felt a bit too easy and all sewn together without enough oomp.
My least favorite story in this collection, though still good. I really like the author’s writing, the descriptions and aliens are really unique! I have NO idea what fairy tale this is…The ending was a bit confusing.
Blood of My Blood
Snow White retelling, and SO GOOD, probably my favorite story of the book, gruesome and almost disgusting in a good way…though the rape scene I could have done without.…However, again…the ending felt rushed and unfinished and I would have liked more.