My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Expected Publication: October 16th 2012 by Month9Books
Blurb: 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.
My Review:An ARC of this book was provided via Netgalley.
The delight in reading this is that you feel as if the stories are over
before they have even started.And every single story leaves you a lot to think about.Aside from the delight,there is also confusion,since you probably won't have much of a clue on the story.And yet,You'll feel goosebumps creeping up your skin.A better title for the book could not have been chosen.All of them really are dark tales and what's more,every single one of them starts and puts emphasis on a poem,which at first will reveal no signs of darkness but after you're done with it,you'll understand the dark meaning of each of these poems.These stories will bring you fear and fascination,both at the same time.
Recommended for lovers of poetry,classic tales,Evanescence(Yes,the band.Their songs would go perfectly with this book.) and strangely enough, lovers of fairy tales and their re-tellings.Even though this book reflects upon darkness instead of happy endings,I feel that fairy-tale lovers will devour this.Definitely worth a chance,though enjoyment depends upon the reader's taste.
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