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Interesting Take on a Well Known Fairy Tale
Review by ashia Feb 5, 2018
This reimagining of a well loved fairy tale is amazing! I love how the author breathed life into the cardboard characters in the fairy tale. Even the prince has some sidekicks that we didn't know about and Cinderella's fairy godmother is of a different sort. I enjoyed this revisit into my childhood, and I believe every kid should know this version of the tale as well. However, and it may be the adult romance junkie in me speaking, but I wish we could have seen more of Ella's interaction with the … Read More
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Wonderful read!
Review by ashia Jan 30, 2018
I love what Mike Klaassen has done to The Frog Prince, the fairy tale we all know and love. He has fleshed out the characters of the frog prince and the princess, made them more well-rounded with motivations we can believe in and get behind. The frog prince also exhibited growth in his character, a lesson learned over the course of his period as a frog–though I wish we could see just how he came about the revelations that prompted this growth. The story ended on a whimsical note, a perfect period … Read More
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Tales from a different perspective
Review by leslieo Jan 21, 2018
Have you ever given any thought to how different a story would be if told from a different point of view? Would Hansel and Gretel be different if we heard from the witch? Would the Frog Prince be any different if the story was from the point of view of the frog? How would our sympathies change? Would they? In Mike Klaassen’s CINDERELLA, we are introduced to the retelling of the classic Grimms’ fairy tale but instead of a fairy godmother, Ella is a witch. Overall likes are the point of … Read More
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Tortured characters with soul.
Review by jeepwonder Jan 23, 2018
The story started predictably enough. Only things went south in a hurry, the villain isn't supposed to be able to murder the star of the story. The story shifted and began again in the past where it suddenly became a period romance. Time travel romances aren't that unusual, and the usual oddities like modern terms came up as expected. But that wasn't what this story was about. We all face temptations, some more tempting than others. This story was about people who faced temptations and how they … Read More
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Tales from a different perspective
Review by leslieo Jan 21, 2018
Have you ever given any thought to how different a story would be if told from a different point of view? Would Hansel and Gretel be different if we heard from the witch? Would Cinderella be any different if the story was from the point of view of one of the stepsisters? How would our sympathies change? Would they? In Mike Klaassen’s THE FROG PRINCE, we are introduced to the retelling of the classic Grimms’ fairy tale from the perspective of the frog. When we first meet Gerit, the prince, … Read More
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A fast fun read
Review by E.A. Walsh Jan 3, 2018
Wow, is all I have to say. There is so much right with this book, it's a fast thrill ride that will have your head in a jumped mess, the good kind. The plot stayed on point, there were no holes, no distractions. I felt like everything moved in the right direction from the start and I didn't fell confused or disappointed. I loved the characters, Violina really caught my attention. I'm not going to say too much as it will spoil this epic ride, but I will say that she is what a MC should be, … Read More
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Great Characters, Great action.
Review by jeepwonder Dec 15, 2017
In a genre usually choked with vampires or changelings, I found fairies a nice change. Using the usual 'orphan not realizing she was a...' plot line worked for the author. She skillfully wove a story that provided characters you could care about. The descriptions were vivid and easy to visualize, something important in a story of this type. The tension never left boring holes in the narrative, and there was plenty of action sprinkled throughout. The main character grew as the story progressed. … Read More
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Gentler than Brothers Grimm yet darker than Disney
Review by lacrimsonfemme Dec 30, 2017
Gentler than Brothers Grimm yet darker than Disney, Author Mike Klaassen freshes up a beloved fairy tale for a longer bedtime story. In the original Brothers Grimm, the story is a bit shorter and much bloodier. As a fan of the original Brothers Grimm, this tale is not what I expected. Quite frankly, I thought it was going to be an erotically charged adult fantasy. I was dead wrong. Instead, this is a lengthier telling of Cinderella with a bit of witchy twist. The characters are not fully … Read More
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Back when fairy tales were a way to teach consequences
Review by lacrimsonfemme Dec 30, 2017
Back when fairy tales were a way to teach consequences, before Disney corrupted them, Brothers Grimm created a very short story of what happens when one breaks their promises. I have always liked this story because it was clear that bratty actions and spoiled children who make false promises will suffer. Author Mike Klaassen may not be a harsh as Brothers Grimm, but he is definitely no Disney fluffer. In this retelling, it expands upon the original and I like it. Once again, I was mistaken … Read More
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A complex world, an intense plot
Review by lillysbookworld Nov 27, 2017
Full disclosure: before writing my review, I had a look out there to see what others say about it and boy, there are so many mixed feelings. I stand my ground with my rating, as “Enchanters” is a complex novel, touching a lot of themes or aspects. We have a world who’s magic is dying and a main character who just wants it back. Andrea has taken upon herself to save Damea and on her trip, she find allies and even romance. The author has done a great job creating the world and as well introducing … Read More