Aug 252012

Every week I’ll introduce you to a book that’s on my extensive wishlist. Sometimes they are new books, but quite often they aren’t. Let me know if you’ve read it, and what you think. If you need the grab code for the button, see my post On My Wishlist meme news.

Fractured Fractured: Happily Never After? 3 Tales by Joanna Karaplis

Everyone knows a fairytale or two. They’re the kind of stories that seem to stick with you. Maybe it’s the magic. Maybe it’s the handsome prince. Or maybe they’re just the absolute perfect place to lose yourself for a little while.

But what would happen if Snow White were around today? Would Cinderella still need a fairy godmother? And would the Little Mermaid show up on YouTube?

Joanna Karaplis has put an unexpected spin on Snow White, Cinderella, and The Little Mermaid; she’s quietly fractured the stories and then reassembled them for the 21st Century. So, while there may not be a whole lot of horse-drawn carriages and magic potions, you can be sure that there will be at least one evil witch and maybe even a handsome prince (or two)…

It seems like fairy tale retellings are all the rage lately, and while I haven’t read many, I have enjoyed some. I think this book sounds like a great retelling of some classic fairy tales in a modern setting. Because really, how would classic heroines react to our reality?

  3 Responses to “On My Wishlist #68”

  1. I love fractured tales…almost as much as I love anything mermaid! This is definitely going on my ‘must read’!

  2. Ooo, this sounds interesting! I love fairy tale retellings and this sounds like something I would love to try…

  3. I haven’t come across these before, I’ll have to add it to my reading list for sure. I love retellings!

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