Category Archives: Fairy Tales

The Unraveling of Wentwater
by CS Lakin: A Review

In her Gates of Heaven series, CS Lakin has drawn inspiration from beloved fairy tales and used them as a launching point to create new stories. While not an actual fairy tale retelling, The Unraveling of Wentwater incorporates aspects of … Continue reading

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Of Villains and Antiheroes,
Part Two

While antiheroes have strong potential for redemption and often arouse reader sympathy, true villains have seared consciences and don’t engage our compassion in the same way. They damage people and even worlds in a premeditated manner and plan to continue … Continue reading

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Of Villains and Antiheroes

While antiheroes and villains share some commonalities, they’re distinctly different types of characters, and they evoke different emotional responses in readers. An antihero often serves as the protagonist of a story, but one that fails to display the virtuous traits … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Read
Fairy Tale Retellings

For countless years, fairy tales have been told and retold, and right now there’s a strong growth of re-imagined fairy tales in both books and films. So if you haven’t tried a fairy tale retelling yet, here are some of … Continue reading

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Like Trees Walking

“The first tree she looked at seemed at first glance to be not a tree at all but a huge man with a shaggy beard and great bushes of hair. She was not at all frightened: she had seen  such … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Miscellany and
Moonblood Giveaway Results

The giveaway for Moonblood has reached its end, and I’m excited to announce that Kat won the book! Thanks to all of you who participated. I always wish I could give away a copy to each person who entered, but … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Inspired Jewelry

When I came across this fairy tale jewelry, I couldn’t resist sharing them (although this post will likely be more of interest to female readers). Taking inspiration from the world of fairy tale and fantasy, Lorianne Jättll of Plumevine has … Continue reading

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Snow White and Rose Red: Modern Renditions (Part Three of Three)

In comparison with other fairy tales, few retellings of Snow White and Rose Red exist. Although storytellers have re-imagined Snow White and Rose Red in poems, novels, picture books, and films, there’s much in the original story left mostly unexplored, … Continue reading

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Snow White and Rose Red: Themes and Symbolism (Part Two of Three)

When the Grimm brothers wrote Snow White and Rose Red, they chose to incorporate direct morals–and even Christian elements–in a way that clearly instructed the children in their audience. What other tales might allude, Snow White and Rose Red expresses … Continue reading

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Snow White and Rose Red: Origins and Variants (Part One of Three)

In the past, I’ve done in-depth explorations of Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel, and many of you expressed interest in similar series examining other fairy tales. So I’m pleased to highlight Snow White and Rose Red, a story that … Continue reading

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