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Mini-Review: Two and Twenty Dark Tales (Anthology)

Product Details:
Reading level: YA, adult
Pages: 340
Publisher: October 16th 2012 by Month9Books
ISBN: 9780985029418
Source: Netgalley



In this anthology, 20 authors explore the dark and hidden meanings behind some of the most beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes through short story retellings. The dark twists on classic tales range from exploring whether Jack truly fell or if Jill pushed him instead to why Humpty Dumpty, fragile and alone, sat atop so high of a wall. The authors include Nina Berry, Sarwat Chadda, Leigh Fallon, Gretchen McNeil, and Suzanne Young.(

I didn't dislike the book and I didn't love it either. Some of the stories seemed to be missing that key spark that makes me get all tingly inside. I thought-- for the most part-- that the stories were a very interesting interpretation of Mother Goose's nursery rhymes. In fact, I thought some stories were awesome. (i.e. versions of Little Boy Blue and Hickory Dickory Dock)

But, some stories were really …

Cover Appeal: Witches

What would Halloween be without the ever-popular witch? Next to trampy nurses and slutty French maid costumes, witches have to be one of the most popular costume choices.

And with a huge influx of paranormal books ruling the book scene, it only seems appropriate to make this week's Cover Appeal feature witches.