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  • Once Upon a Curse
  • Anna Kashina
  • English
  • 07 November 2017
  • 9780983832058

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Read ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Anna Kashina Characters Þ Once Upon a Curse Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Anna Kashina Å 2 Review Onger than Time” by Patricia C Wrede“Words Like Pale Stones” by Nancy Kress“Every Word I Speak” by Cindy Lynn Speer“Remains” by Siobhan Carroll“Frayed Tapestry” by Imogen Howson“The Cold Blackness Between” by Lucy A Snyder“Solstice Maiden” copyright by Anna Kashina“But Can You Let Him Go” by Cindy Lynn Spee It s rare for me to wholeheartedly recommend an anthology but I am recommending this one Once Upon a Curse is a collection of amazing fairy tale interpretations from some pretty fantastic authors With short story collections I usually only like a couple and am neutral about the rest but for this one there isn t one story that I didn t like Most of them I lovedThere are some things keeping me from giving this book a perfect rating The last story definitely could have been cut by at least ten pages While it was interesting to read about all the different cultural retellings of Cinderella I don t think it was necessary to the main plot and all the stories within the story made it drag There were also a couple of others where the endings fell a bit flat but not enough to make me dislike them outrightThere are two Sleeping Beauty stories in here both excellent along with Bluebeard Cinderella Diamonds and Toads among others Anna Kashina has become my new favorite fantasy author with her story Solstice Maiden and I most definitely plan to check out her other works If you re at all a fan of fantasy you will find at least one story in this book to love although I m betting that you ll find These stories are all entertaining full of twists and have interesting charactersI received a free copy of this book from the publisher through LibraryThing s Early Reviewers program Les profs, tome 1. Interro surprise copyright by Anna Kashina“But Can You Let Him Go” by Cindy Lynn Spee It s rare for me to wholeheartedly recommend an anthology but I am recommending this one Once Upon a Curse is a "The Dog of My Nightmares: Stories Read by Texas Columnist Dave Lieber" collection of amazing fairy tale interpretations from some pretty fantastic authors With short story Andy Catlett: Early Travels: A Novel collections I usually only like a Capricorne, tome 3 : Deliah couple and am neutral about the rest but for this one there isn t one story that I didn t like Most of them I lovedThere are some things keeping me from giving this book a perfect rating The last story definitely The Fifth Risk eBook: Michael Lewis: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. could have been How Science Works: The Facts Visually Explained (How Things Work) cut by at least ten pages While it was interesting to read about all the different Classic Sail 2015 Calendar cultural retellings of Cinderella I don t think it was necessary to the main plot and all the stories within the story made it drag There were also a The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) couple of others where the endings fell a bit flat but not enough to make me dislike them outrightThere are two Sleeping Beauty stories in here both excellent along with Bluebeard Cinderella Diamonds and Toads among others Anna Kashina has become my new favorite fantasy author with her story Solstice Maiden and I most definitely plan to Tom of Finland: The Complete Kake Comics check out her other works If you re at all a fan of fantasy you will find at least one story in this book to love although I m betting that you ll find These stories are all entertaining full of twists and have interesting Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers charactersI received a free Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper copy of this book from the publisher through LibraryThing s Early Reviewers program

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Once Upon a Curse

Read ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Anna Kashina Characters Þ Once Upon a Curse Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Anna Kashina Å 2 Review Fair maidens handsome princes witches and fairy godmothers all show their dark and dangerous side in this anthology inspired by myths and fairy tales retold by some of the best authors in this generation and by some upcoming new talents Each beautifully crafted story brings an unusual twist to the traditional tale from Cinderella’s st Fairy Tales and it s subseuent retelling s are a genre that despite my advanced age continue to fascinate meMaybe because in the end good always triumph normallyand maybe because when I should have read them I didn t Soapparently I still feel this need to devour themeverytime I see a shiny cover with some promising stories insideBasically my inner six year old self is still the boss of mebut do not be fooled this is not a kid s fairy talesThis anthology well it seemed so intriguing that I was sure I was going to love itAs you can see it didn t uite happened I admit however that at the moment I am having one too many Mr Darcy not interesting enough to tempt me moments when reading books oOThis one well it suffers from the basic anthology issues It has some interesting stories others that are okay and others that are just plainly bad This three star rating signifies an okay being one star bad two mediocre reading Two would be accurate but there s a couple of stories in this that don t deserve so lower ratingA Necklace of rubies by Cindy Lynn Speer 2 Stars A Bluebeard re taleThe writing was okay but the characters were just too much one dimensional and stupid to liveto make me appreciate the tale It doesn t much matter you see It s what I was saying about the hunting cats He may be a murderer and I may be the next victim But when he scolds me gently for sleeping on the sofa It s freezing in this room You ll be sick and when he picks me up and carries me upstairs promising a present for me he s so soft and so loving I cannot feature itHe s often a cold hard man but he softens for me He cherishes me It makes me feel special as if I ve done something no other woman couldCome Lady Death by Peter S Beagle 35 stars This was the name that made me notice this anthology in the first place And in thuth I can t say that it disappointed me Unfortunately this whimsical tale of a bored Lady who decides to invite Death itself for her grand party was just too shortThe characters are mostly irrelevant Here the only thing it matters is the uality of the writing and the tale itself Be sure said Death Be sure of what you want be very sure Do all of you want me to stay For if oneof you says to me no go away then I must leave at once and never return Be sure Do you all want me And everyone there cried with one voice Yes Yes you must stay with us You are so beautiful that we cannot let you go Summer Wind by Nancy Kress 4 starsA Briar Rose re telling this turned out to be one of my favorites in this anthology It gives us the full extension of a curse during the girl s lifetime And I am afraid no happy ever after for her The first old woman repeated sharply It is no little thing you have gained sister Rose said I would rather have had my lost life Stronger Than Time by Patricia C Wrede 35 starsAnother Briar Rose Sleeping Beauty re taleAnother good story that I think would have benefited immensely if it had been longer It s another sad story Yes all of them arebut some I just couldn t care less about failure doing the right thingand of ghostsWords Like Pale Stones by Nancy Kress 2 stars A little too much of a mess I just couldn t connect with the story or characters The pale fire moved up from the ground and onto my fingers charring them to stumps A vision burned in my head I screamed but only from pain Dirk was saved and I didn t care that I would never spin again nor that every gold thread in the kingdom had suddenly become stone pale and smooth and ordinary as a true wordEvery Word I Speak by Cindy Lynn Speer 35 StarsOkayyyyyso when I first read this I honestly didn t like it all that much but now after having re read it in another anthology I found myself liking itSoclearly my opinion is really realiable OOIt is the story of how a blessing can turn into a curse My husband is gone I can be silent today tomorrow and until his return There s freedom in that knowing that I can go and sew by the lake perhaps or take meals in my room by myselfRemains by Siohban Carrol 1 StarI have no idea what this few pages were fora draft maybe We hear on the radio that a body has been found Some of the unliving rise put on thick woolen gloves get ready for the drive In other farther places we lie hoping for an ending that never comesFrayed Tapestry by Imogen Howson 2 StarsAn apparently contemporary setting you ll understand this if you read it for a Persephone and Hades storyimaginative yes butin the end i don t see myself re reading this And i can t help wondering what will happen in Winteror is Spring going to be eternalBottom line I like re tellings but there are some things that shouldn t be alteredAnd Candy Really Wasn t there another name lesssugared and appropriate With every step the earth welcomed her The grass softened under her feet grew lush with spring growth The wind lost its cold bite threading gentle fingers through her hair Sweet night time scents rose around her Candy He was following her She didn t look back at him That s not my name She heard him swallow Persephone Please understand I love you The Cold Blackness Between by Lucy Ann Snyder 0 StarsReading this is like having a WTH momentWhy was this included in this anthologyThis is paranormal romance Mary trudged up to her bedroom on the third floor to change She wondered how she was ever going to break the news of her affair to William He was still her employer than her husband She d started as his personal nurse but when sex became a part of their relationship he decided they should be married She was fond of him but he was not a passionate man and never had been And he had grown increasingly cold over the past year he hardly spent time with her anySolstice Maiden by Anna Kashina 35 Stars The writing is above average but the characters were just too stereotypical Or maybe i m just too jadedand the insta attraction moment I know it s a short but even so didn t convince meEven though is worth reading for the uality of the writing alone It is a tale old as time true as life Every Solstice a maiden must die to appease the god of the crops to keep hunger out of our simple kingdom And I the Mistress of the Solstice must be the one to sacrifice her On that night every one of our subjects gathers around a bonfire consumed by the power of love Of lust really for no love could possibly bloom for one night and fade into nothingnessBut Can you Let Him go by Cindy Lynn Speer 45 Stars my favouriteI know I ll probably sound contrary because in some of the previous tales I ve mentioned that their short length ruined the tale for me but this one who was longer than the other ones I reached a point in whichOkay okay i get it It s always the same thingThis is Cinderella and her prince curse told by Cinderella s Fairy Godmother And it is pretty gooddespite the events repetitions This is me The caution in your tale the one with the thousand guises Right now my disguise is nothingnessAs I tell her the tale I long to I sink myself into that tree allow myself to move into it my body becoming wood grain my blood becoming sap It is a dangerous tree because it is so very deep that you could get lost in it The further you go in the isolated from the world you becomeLike i saidSome interesting tales but most of them are not that great

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    [PDF/EPUB] Once Upon a Curse by Anna Kashina – Kindle eBook and Epub ‘Once Upon A Curse’ is a collection of stories and fairy tales by a handful of authors Some new some well known all very capable Like many fairy tales these stories are not for children Some travel familiar paths and some re invent myth All feel fresh and original The first story ‘A Necklace Of Rubies by Cindy Lynn Speer retells the tale of Bluebeard I have read the story before in another similarly themed anthology and enjoyed disco

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    Anna Kashina Å 2 Review [PDF/EPUB] Once Upon a Curse by Anna Kashina – Kindle eBook and Epub This anthology mostly missed the swings in uality and content that so many anthologies suffer There was no story where I wondered how did this get included who picked this There was however an overall higher than I expected number of typos and errors Guess I shouldn't have been surprised at the internal typos since there's even one on the back cover descriptionA Necklace of Rubies by Cindy Lynn Speer Well done creepy with a per

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    [PDF/EPUB] Once Upon a Curse by Anna Kashina – Kindle eBook and Epub It's rare for me to wholeheartedly recommend an anthology but I am recommending this one Once Upon a Curse is a collection of amazing fairy tale interpretations from some pretty fantastic authors With short story collections I usually only like a couple and am neutral about the rest but for this one there isn't one story that I didn't like Most of them I lovedThere are some things keeping me from giving this bo

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    [PDF/EPUB] Once Upon a Curse by Anna Kashina – Kindle eBook and Epub I reuested this short story collection because Peter S Beagle was featured I still haven't read any of his novels which I really need to remedy But I was pleased with the other stories here not just his which makes me happy I did get the feelin

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