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Uncaged Review – Once Upon a Curse – Anthology

This anthology has 17 short stories from various authors.

Once Upon a Curse
Anthology/Multiple Authors
Dark Fantasy Shorts

Seventeen magical stories from NY Times and USA Today bestsellers and award-winning authors that will entice you to the darker side of faerie tales. More Grimm than Disney, in this collection you’ll find twists on Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, The Snow Queen, Cinderella, The Pied Piper, Alice in Wonderland, and Red Riding Hood, plus new tales paying homage to the old traditions.
Shadows cannot exist without light, however, and you’ll find enough happily-ever-afters to lift your spirits in this anthology full of adventure, dark powers, and ultimately the enduring power of true love.

Uncaged Review: This is a pretty good anthology book, each story taking a dark turn on some of the classic fairytales. A couple of the stories were just OK, but I enjoyed the book as a whole. Anthologies are good when you aren’t in the mood to get deep into a regular book, but still want to read. The stories ranged in length of several pages to several chapters. Another great thing about anthologies with several authors is that you get to see some writing styles of some you may not have read before, and may want to pick up, which I believe is what the aim is for the authors of these books.
There were a couple tragic endings and a couple happier endings, although getting to the end is not going to align with any Disney tale you’ve read.
Reviewed by Cyrene

4 Stars


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