Friday, 20 March 2020

Blog tour: Cursed, a folktale inspired collection edited by Marie O'Regan and Paul Kane (Gifted book)

Hello Readers,

First of thank you Lydia and Titan for sending me a physical copy of Cursed and for inviting me onto the blog tour.

Seeing as today is my stop on the cursed blog tour and most of us are limiting out contact with people go grab a biscuit and a cuppa or you know in the current climate water (too soon). I’ve got a spotlight and a miniature review just for you.

This post contains links to buy the book, I do not profit from the sharing of these links. 

Title: Cursed, a folktale inspired collection
Edited: Marie O'Regan and Paul Kane
Featuring stories by:
Charlie Jane Anders, James Brodgen, M.R. Carey, Christopher Fowler, Karen Joy Fowler, Neil Gaiman, Christopher Golden, Christina Henry, Alison Littlewood, Margo Lanagan, Maura McHugh, Tim Lebbon, Lilith Saintcrow, Angela Slatter, Michael Marshall Smith, Adam Stemple, Jen Williams, and Jane Yolen. 
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tales
Release Date: March 3rd 2020
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Book Blurb:
Fairy tales take a weird twist in this anthology compiling stories from an all-star cast of fantasy writers, including stories from Neil Gaiman, Charlie Jane Anders and Alison Littlewood.

Here in this book you'll find unique twists on the fairy tale conceit of the curse, from the more traditional to the modern - giving us brand new mythologies as well as new approaches to well-loved fables. Some might shock you; some might make you laugh, but they will all impress you with their originality.

Links to Buy the Book:

Miniature Review

There are so many great authors in this book and it’s hard not to skip to your favourites first. For me this book was perfect I like all the gory details from the original tales (sorry!). I am also a huge fan of Neil Gaiman, Christina Henry and Tim Lebbon so I completely imploded into a fangirling mess when I got the email. Fairy tales and folk stories are a staple of Fantasy fiction they have a way of dealing with the unexpected price victims have to pay for their misdeeds and have been a staple of the genre.

The book is packed with great tales and some amazing authors, some of the stories are retellings while some are original. Whatever style you enjoy, or writers that you like, you are sure to find what you’re looking for in here. The book has something for everyone within its dark delights.

Each author fulfils the brief and I enjoyed how diverse the ideas were. Each story is different from the one before it, which means that you go from one story to the next, never quite knowing what to expect. There are a lot of tough topics covered most of which you would expect to find in an anthology of this type. This book may introduce you to some authors you may not have read before, and also remind you how good some of the better-known authors are.

this book is packed with great tales, and some amazing authors. Whatever style that you enjoy, or writers that you like, you will find something to read in this book. Marie O'Regan and Paul Kane provide a useful aide-memoir at the end of the book for you to use and discover more which was a lovely touch.

Happy Reading

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