Mini Book Review | How to Fracture a Fairytale by Jane Yolen

How to Fracture a Fairytale by Jane Yolen 

Fantasy, Fairytale

Tachyon Publications | November 5, 2018

2/5 Stars



Fantasy legend Jane Yolen presents a wide-ranging offering of fractured fairy tales. Yolen fractures the classics to reveal their crystalline secrets, holding them to the light and presenting them entirely transformed; where a spinner of straw into gold becomes a money-changer and the big bad wolf retires to a nursing home. Rediscover the tales you once knew, rewritten and refined for the world we now live in―or a much better version of it.


Don’t you hate when you request a book on NetGalley (or any ARC reviewing site) and the book turns out not to be as good as you were expecting? Well, that’s what happened with this book. I actually didn’t finish this book. I didn’t finish it because I got bored. The whole book is basically retellings of all the fairytales we grew up hearing with a few twists here and there. When I requested this book on NetGalley, I thought it sounded really good and different. I wasn’t wrong, this book is different than the type of books that I would normally read, but like I said, I just got bored reading it. I’m sure there are some of you that may enjoy this book, it just wasn’t for me.


Thank you, NetGalley and Tachyon Publications for this advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.




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