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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Once Upon a Twist (An Anthology) by Aimée Duffy & Michelle Smart

When I think of fairytales I automatically think of the Disney endings, because they are happy and cheerful. How many you actually know the real endings of the fairytales that you have come to know and love. Well, I'm not going to spoil that for you, because if you wanted to read the Grimm tales go for it. Really, they are truly not happy endings.

Anyways, I just finished Once Upon a Twist (An Anthology) by Aimée Duffy and Michelle Smart. First these twisted fairytales do have a happy ending. Nothing like the Grimm Tales, but they are a little bit twisted from the Disney version. I must say they are an interesting twisted to the two fairy tales that are used in the story.

In Michelle Smart's story Glass Slipper and Combat Boots we find a very different twist on the classic Cinderella story we have all come to love. Yes, you will still find a wicked step-mother and step-sisters, a fairy god-mother and of a course a prince. However, there are other things you will find in the story that you certainly will not find in Disney. Yet, the main point of the story is Cinderella does get her prince.


In Aimée Duffy's story Reunited with Red we find a seriously different twist on Little Red Ridding Hood. First off, when we think of Little Red Ridding Hood we automatically think little girl (well, at least I do). Anyways,  Red in the story is a bit older and has an interest in the "so-called" huntsman. However, what lies beneath are secrets that need to stay hidden. No, this isn't the typical Little Red Ridding Hood. Believe me you wouldn't want to be caught by the wolves in this story.

I must say that these ladies have done a marvelous job reinventing these classic fairytales into something a little different, but at the same time keeping the integrity of the story. So, if you a tired of same old remake of a classic fairy and would like to try something a little different, I would suggest giving Once Upon a Twist (An Anthology) a try. I'm sure you won't look at Cinderella and Red the same again.

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