Thursday, May 21, 2015

2015 book 128

T. Kingfisher's Bryony and Roses
NC author Ursula Vernon is back with another one of her entertaining takes on fairy tales--this time, she's taking on Beauty and the Beast, with a couple of interesting twists. Apparently this owes a lot to Robin McKinley's Rose Daughter, which I've actually never read; although I did read her Beauty countless times in my youth (and more recently), I was unaware of Rose Daughter's existence until a couple years ago. Maybe I should read that next to compare? I will say that it's pretty much in the same vein as Beauty, as well. NOT that I'm complaining. Ursula Vernon is a lot funnier than Robin McKinley. B+.

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