Category Archives: fairy tales do come true

Fractured Dream by KM Randall

 

Fractured Dream by K.M. Randall

This book was so much fun.

It starts off in regular world. Story has come home from college to spend time with her mom and best childhood friend Adam. Her other best friend Elliot (who I loved) is a stylish gay man with a sixth sense who shows up when he feels that Story is in danger.

They go on a hike and end up at a lake that her mom hates. The lake sucks them into another world. They then find out that Story is the legendary Dreamer and the fairy tale world is relying on her to save both worlds.
There is a lot of world building in this book, but it is needed because it’s a big part of the story.

As the adventure begins you get introduced to more frigging awesome characters..including my favorite Jess (A Red riding hood) who kicks Big Bads asses for breakfast.

The characters in this book are some of the best I think I’ve ever read in a re-told fairy tale.
You have:
Thumbelinas
Trolls
Fairy tales come to life (not necessarily the Disney versions)
Morgana and Guinevere..(2 lesbian characters) Morgana looks like one of my heroes!!

and so much more.
This is a thick book..and I’m sorry that I finished it. I wanted to stay in this world a little while longer.

If you love fairy tales..this book is just flipping awesome. If you are expecting Disney versions..you might as well go somewhere else.

I received an ARC copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

I love fairy tales..anything to do with them period. Always have and probably always will. 

This book could have been so much more. It has a good base for the story. Characters who aren’t perfect (except for the main character of course) a cool setting (that could have been explained better) some unDisney tales involved, and an interesting concept.

But then…the flipping main character is 15 years old. That distracted me from the book. I have a 15 year old daughter. I would NOT want her slipping off and taking up with some “hot guys” in a hotel. 
There is not really an adult presence in this book well except for the “hot guy” that takes in the little 15 year old girl and gropes her…it’s OK. She’s in lllloooooovvvee with him. Yek.

I want more people!! Write something with some damn sense in your head. This could have been an awesome book. It had good ideas. Why did you screw it up?? I’m giving the book a 3 star just because some ideas did exist. 

I think I’m going to start writing fairy tales (not) but mine would go more like this.