by Alethea Kontis
Publication date: May 8, 2012
This is definitely one of the best fairy tale mash-ups I have read in a long time. It outright sparkles.
The characters are well drawn, fully fledged...with flaws and all. They have hidden agendas, complicated interactions, and yet also a seemingly infinite hope for a bright and loving future.
Here, fanciful bits of almost every classic fairy tale combine and dance through Sunday's story, creating a vibrant, effervescent new world for readers to play in. The twists and turns of the story include nods to genre classics, and end up highlighting an emotional depth that I had not expected in the story.
This is truly a book that no fairy tale reader should miss.
Worthy of a sparkly gold star.
Full disclosure: ARC received to review for SLJ