Saturday, June 8, 2019
Jess's review of Two and Twenty Dark Tales by Various Authors
In this anthology, 20 authors explore the dark and hidden meanings behind some of the most beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes through short story retellings. The dark twists on classic tales range from exploring whether Jack truly fell or if Jill pushed him instead to why Humpty Dumpty, fragile and alone, sat atop so high of a wall. The authors include Nina Berry, Sarwat Chadda, Leigh Fallon, Gretchen McNeil, and Suzanne Young.
(Synopsis from Goodreads).
This one was great! I love anthologies, and I could not put this one down. They are so much fun, and with these authors you just couldn't go wrong! I do have to say that none of the stories really stood out. They were all about the same. Each one was interesting, engaging, and I would love to read full length novels for each one.
Big 5 stars for this one! I love the cover too. It's always interesting to see how they are going to add all the authors names to the cover, and this way it's beautiful and doesn't take away from the cover art. Great Job!
Jess gives Two and Twenty Dark Tales: 5/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Neither Jess nor I were compensated in anyway for this review.