Review: Twisted Fairy Tales by Maura McHugh

16193965Twisted Fairy Tales by Maura McHugh
Published by: Barron’s Educational Series
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling, Horror
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 3 Stars
Date Read: 5/10/2016

Twisted Fairy Tales is a brand-new anthology of very old tales–but tales with gothic twists of plot guaranteed to astound and terrify even the most fearless readers. In many cases bringing them closer to the dark, sinister ways they were told eons ago. 20 sinister legends that linger on the mysterious and macabre Brooding illustrations on every page that heighten the gothic mood Tales that anticipate new television shows, as well as new movies scheduled for release in the coming year. Twisted Fairy Tales is an anthology of black magic legends that only the bravest young readers will dare to delve into before bedtime. But once they open this unusual volume, they won’t put it down until they’ve reached the very last page.

I really enjoyed the way it took Classic Fairy tales and turned them into something Dark. Although I thought it was going to be darker & more twisted than it was. I think the Tales were dark but that’s the way they originally were, I think this book is more for the people who had never read the Original Fairy tales. Although Each Fairy tale is Well-written & the Illustrations were Beautifully Done, I was not really a fan of this book. Some of the Stories were Great, but most were Forgettable. I Think this book will appeal to many people who like Fairy Tales & Fairy Tale Retellings.

Features Popular Tales as Well as lesser known Gems Such as Snow White, The bone whistle, Rapunzel, The Gold Spinner, May & the Elf Knight, The Goose Girl, Godmother Death, The Seven Ravens, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Master & his Apprentice, The Red Shoes, Vasilia’s Fire, Molly Whupple, Little Red Hood, The Cinder Wench, Beauty & the Beast, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Island of Skeletons & The Tiger Chest.

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