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17 March 2020

Book Review: Cursed: An Anthology of Dark Fairy Tales edited by Marie O'Regan and Paul Kane *AD Gifted

Titan sent me a review copy of Cursed: An Anthology of Dark Fairy Tales edited by Marie O'Regan and Paul Kane ahead of the blog tour. 

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Twenty curses, old and new, from bestselling fantasy authors such as Neil Gaiman, Christina Henry, M.R. Carey and Charlie Jane Anders.

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It's a prick of blood, the bite of an apple, the evil eye, a wedding ring or a pair of red shoes. Curses come in all shapes and sizes, and they can happen to anyone, not just those of us with unpopular stepparents...

Here you'll find unique twists on curses, from fairy tale classics to brand-new hexes of the modern world - expect new monsters and mythologies as well as twists on well-loved fables. Stories to shock and stories of warning, stories of monsters and stories of magic. 

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Source: Review copy

5 Word Review: Something beautifully haunting for everyone.


I loved this anthology so much. I generally have a great love for anthologies because of the scope - there tends to be something for everyone and there are a wide range of styles. They are a great way to discover new authors or find something different from an author you love.

When I saw that Christina Henry was contributing to this anthology of dark fairy tales, I was sold, because she is a master at twisting fairy tales and making them Dark. The second story in the anthology, I have to admit that As Red As Blood, As White As Snow was my favourite of the bunch.

Weirdly for an antholgy, there wasn't a single piece that I didn't like. They're all awesome. I loved the styles, the darkness, the humour. I thought it was fantastically curated and loved the order of the stories. I liked that it wasn't just retellings too - there are plenty of brand new fables to get stuck in to. 

Collectively, this anothology is beautiful and haunting. Individually the stories are gruesome and dark and twisted and horrific. It's truly excellent.

This is collection to give you goosebumps and a thrill. It's perfect for fans of fairy tales and fantasy and horror.

2 comments:

  1. I love the sound of this! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. 😊

    Katie @ The Queen of Teen Fiction

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  2. I read the preview it was great. Thank you so much you so much for sharing your opinion.

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