Top positive review
A really good collections of stories
Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2018
I have not finished reading them all and I will post some additions when I do. This is a really good collection of stories.
TAKE MY MONSTERS C. Gockel
I have always loved the story of Tam Lin having read it in different versions over the years. What Ms. Gockel did with her telling was unique and very well told. To use the history of Rome in Scotland was a great way to tie in reality to a story about the Fae. She was also very good about including some of the Scandinavian ties with the Norse mythology. Excellent rendition of the Tam Lin story. If you have read other versions or not, you will enjoy her story.
THE RUINS OF OZ Alexia Purdy
I have read a few different versions of the story of Oz including Baum’s original and “Wicked”. There are other stories that revolve around the Emerald City but this one is a much darker one that any of those. To see that Oz is in ruins is very sad. Thea falls through a mirror to find herself in Oz and goes on to find her own tale. I will not tell you any more because it will spoil the story for you. Well worth the read if you like stories about Oz.
WEST OF THE MOON Annie Bellet
A very interesting story that tells how much can be accomplished by love, especially love of family. It is very interesting on how Lina goes about to save her twin brother. I really enjoyed this story and how a human can outwit those who consider themselves to be smarter.
A BELL IN THE NIGHT Evelyn Snow
This story is based on Snow White but it really takes off in a different direction. The only part that relates to Snow White was Stevie finding a boy asleep in a sealed box. This was not a very long story but it really kept me intrigued and makes me want to know a lot more about Stevie, Jack, JD and the rest. I am going to be on the look out for her series when it comes out because if it is as good as this short clip, it will be well worth the read.