Sleeping Beauty, Indeed & Other Lesbian Fairytales

Sleeping Beauty, Indeed & Other Lesbian Fairytales❮Download❯ ➼ Sleeping Beauty, Indeed & Other Lesbian Fairytales Author JoSelle Vanderhooft – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Fairy tales have long intrigued readers They re the first stories we remember, and they resonate within us as adults In Sleeping Beauty, Indeed, editor JoSelle Vanderhooft offers us a new take on an a Fairy tales have long intrigued readers They Indeed & PDF ´ re the first stories we remember, and they resonate within us as adults In Sleeping Beauty, Indeed, editor JoSelle Vanderhooft offers us a new take on an ancient theme fairy tales from a lesbian perspective From Cinderella to Sleeping Beauty, from original myths by talented authors to classics retold with a deft hand, these tales are by turn erotic and sensuous, loving and wicked Take a bite of the magic apple and make this anthology your bedtime story Sleeping Beauty, PDF \ tonight. Third book of the readathon.As with all collections of stories, there were some I likedthan others, but really I m just glad to see collections of stories out there where people turn the usual, heteronormative fairytales into something new Catherynne M Valente s story stood out lyrical and enchanting, and sensual despite all the odd imagery It was a nice mix of fairytales, too I was aware of the origins of most of them, but there were some that are less well known, and some that were Third book of the readathon.As with all collections of stories, there were some I likedthan others, but really I m just glad to see collections of stories out there where people turn the usual, heteronormative fairytales into something new Catherynne M Valente s story stood out lyrical and enchanting, and sensual despite all the odd imagery It was a nice mix of fairytales, too I was aware of the origins of most of them, but there were some that are less well known, and some that were harder to guess than others.It was a surprisingly quick read, too Perfect for a bit of fluff to make you smile Sleeping Beauty, Indeed is a book of fairy tales, with the exception that the Damsels in Distress are into women rather than men Some of them are original stories, and others are lesbian versions of traditional fairytales The idea intrigued me, which is why I decided to read review it, and I m glad I did, as two of the stories really left an impression on me Also, it had the rather pleasant mild scent of apples.1 Two Sisters by R Holsen Rating 2 10 I didn t feel like I properly underst Sleeping Beauty, Indeed is a book of fairy tales, with the exception that the Damsels in Distress are into women rather than men Some of them are original stories, and others are lesbian versions of traditional fairytales The idea intrigued me, which is why I decided to read review it, and I m glad I did, as two of the stories really left an impression on me Also, it had the rather pleasant mild scent of apples.1 Two Sisters by R Holsen Rating 2 10 I didn t feel like I properly understood this one It was written in the first person in the girl s local dialect, which I felt was a bit of a jarring one to start off with But the main problem I had was that I m not sure how it really fitted in with the theme of the book It had lesbians in, although to be honest, it took me a while to realise that, I thought they were sisters, but i m not sure how it was related to fairytales If it s a retelling, then I had never heard the original I guess It wasn t a bad story, but it seems to just be a romance, rather than a fairy tale Fortunately, the rest of the stories were muchclearly linked to fairy tales.2 Bones Like Black Sugar by Catherynne M Valente Rating 5 10 I enjoyed this very short story but it was really weird It s essentially about Gretel after the events of the original fairy tale The woman she likes is the witch from the gingerbread house who is of course, dead You might think Oh, she comes back from the dead No This story verges on necrophilia But there is some quite vivid description, which makes up for that Right 3 The Mute Princess by A.J.Grant Rating 10 10 Based on the fairytale of the same name, this story is the one that reads most like a fairytale I ve never actually heard the original fairytale, so this lesbian version will remain with me The writing is the simple fairy tale style, characters called The King , The Queen , The Princess etc, and could easily have been passed down for generations It s a nice read, and one I wouldn t hesitate to read to children I think this one really captures the spirit of what I think the book is about, and it s easily my favourite in the book.4 The Seduction and Secret Life of Deirdre Fallon by Fran Fadella Rating 10 10 This is the second of the two stories that left a lasting impression on me It s the only one in the book which is erotica, and it s written in letter diary form To me, both of these things suggested that it wouldn t be amongst the highest quality writing that I ve read I m happy to say that I was wrong This story managed to stir emotions in me to the point I wasn t entirely sure they weren t my own Not a lot of writing can achieve that, and I ve never encountered it in short stories before This was an incredible story, and although it ended a bit quickly, It was to me, the best story in the book although not my favourite, because it wasof a Faerie story than a fairy tale The emotions were before the erotica part of the story,but that was actually done well too, which kind of surprised me.5 Sleeping Beauty, Indeed by Regan M Wann Rating 6 10 At first I wasn t sure about this one Thie first page had me thinking negative thoughts about it, which continued for maybe two pages, before I started to enjoy itas the title would suggest, it s a retelling of sleeping beauty except instead of pricking her finger, she pricks her hymen This is discussed in the first couple of paragraphs, and kind of put me off But when it tells it indetail, it s better than it sounds The twist at the end was unexpected, and overall, the story wasn t as bad as I had first thought it would be.6 Future Fortunes by Kori Aguirre Amador Rating 4 10 One of the longer stories, Future Fortunes was interesting, but not particularly outstanding The twist was quite predictable, and the fact that the prince had been promised the princess hand was quite confusing, as the king apparently didn t want her to be touched by any man Also, I was confused as to whether the prophecy said she WILL not be touched by man or she MUST not be touched by man , as the king seems to think the latter, and takes preventative measures, and the princess assumes the former, as she just thinks fate will save her Overall, not one of the best although it did seemlike a fary tale than some of the others.7 Undertow by Meredith Schwartz Rating 7 10 This was probably the most interesting idea of all the stories It combines Cinderella and the Little Mermaid in that the prince from both fairytales is the same man You can probably guess who ends up with who, but it s quite a sad story, and possibly the second most emotional in the book I quite liked this one.8 Voce by Kimberly DeCina Rating 4 10 This one dragged on a bit It s about a mother and daughter, and a Trader and his daughter The mother and Trader get married, and the two daughters find each other attractive But the mother is a bit of a weird character, and for some reason seems to hate the trader s daughter And maybe the trader too, I m not really sure I got quite confused in this one, and then the fay folk seemed to be a random addition to make it fit in the fairly tale category Bits of it were nice to read, but it took a while to get through it.9 Bird s Eye by Erzebet YellowBoy Rating 9 10 This was an interesting retelling of rapunzel kind of It s not about the hair, but she is trapped in a tower It s a short story, but nicely written, with a quite unexpected ending It s hard to say anything about it without spoilers, so I ll just move on to the last story 10 Coyote Kate of Camden by Julia Talbot Rating 5 10 This one is based on the Pied Piper Except instead of rats, it s coyotes And there isn t so much emphasis on the music I felt a little let down by this one, as it had little depth, but a bitdepth than your standard fairy tale But again, it s a nice story, but average.Overall, it was a nice selection of stories, despite the fact that a few of them weren t very fairy tale y The two stories that I rated 10 10 were extremely good, although quite different, and along with Bird s Eye, I would say that they the book is worth considering for them alone There were few things I didn t like about the book as a whole, so the editor has done well there except the font choice It appears to be normal, but every time the combination ct appears, something curly happens to the t , which was quite annoying But as with most formatting issues, I quickly got over that, and found the book to be quite enjoyable This review refers to the hardback edition While a worthy effort, Sleeping Beauty, Indeed fell short of my expectations Some of the stories I was able to connect to its origins, others I had no clue I enjoyed one story that paired Cinderella with The Little Mermaid However though the title indicates Lesbian Fairytales, some stories are so vague on the sexuality between the characters that they wind up being a let down.As other reviewers have noted there are several typos within the book The This review refers to the hardback edition While a worthy effort, Sleeping Beauty, Indeed fell short of my expectations Some of the stories I was able to connect to its origins, others I had no clue I enjoyed one story that paired Cinderella with The Little Mermaid However though the title indicates Lesbian Fairytales, some stories are so vague on the sexuality between the characters that they wind up being a let down.As other reviewers have noted there are several typos within the book The titled short story is missing a page at the end There are inconsistencies with fonts, and just plain sloppy editing.However, if you are a fan of fairytales, regardless of origin story or sexuality you should find this a good read It won t change your life, but it s not a waste of time either I m in this book.It s an anthology of lesbian fantasy, specifically lesbian re tellings of fairy tales.It was pretty exciting to see an actual BOOK book with one of my stories actually IN PRINT come up on , gotta say And when I had my very own copy in my very own grubby little fist, that was pretty exciting as well.Genuinely I can say this isn t a bad read Like most anthologies I have some pieces I likeand some I like less I think overall the piece has a consistent quality of I m in this book.It s an anthology of lesbian fantasy, specifically lesbian re tellings of fairy tales.It was pretty exciting to see an actual BOOK book with one of my stories actually IN PRINT come up on , gotta say And when I had my very own copy in my very own grubby little fist, that was pretty exciting as well.Genuinely I can say this isn t a bad read Like most anthologies I have some pieces I likeand some I like less I think overall the piece has a consistent quality of writing and the handling of the fairy tales is really well done A couple of the authors are people I d like to readof, which is cool.My fave three pieces were Bones Like Black Sugar by Catherynne M Valente, Voce by Kimberly DeCina, and Bird s Eye by Erzebet YellowBoy with Bones Like Black Sugar being the most holy crap I love that story of the lot.And just for the record, YES I re read my own story and actually I think it holds up If I didn t know I had written it I would have liked it anyway 0 Bones of black sugar by Valente was a dark and rich Hansel and Gretel retelling, the best story of the collection The mute princess by aj grant was cute enough, I guess Frank fadella s fae story had an interesting thread re true names calling oneself a lesbian but it didn t go where I wanted it to go.Undertow was an interesting take on ugly stepsisters and recovery from abuse Coyote Kate could have been good but the virgin thing was off. Short story collections are always difficult for me to rate, as they tend to be a mixed bag This one s no different Some stories I really liked, others not so much.Favourites for me would probably be Bones Like Black Sugar by Catherynne M Valente, The Seduction and Secret Life of Deirdre Fallon by Fran Fadella and Undertow by Meredith Schwartz.My least favourite, by far, is the title story, Sleeping Beauty, Indeed by Regan M Wann. Although this is a fairly slim book, all 10 of the stories in it are quite good Most re tell fairy tales of some kind, although perhaps I should correct that to folk tales , like the first one was The Mute Princess was the most classically re told of all of them, and the mannered style worked beautifully with the tale.The ending story was the least traditional based on the Pied Piper, it was set in the Old West, and was a lot of fun The title story was also fun we have a Fairy Godmother w Although this is a fairly slim book, all 10 of the stories in it are quite good Most re tell fairy tales of some kind, although perhaps I should correct that to folk tales , like the first one was The Mute Princess was the most classically re told of all of them, and the mannered style worked beautifully with the tale.The ending story was the least traditional based on the Pied Piper, it was set in the Old West, and was a lot of fun The title story was also fun we have a Fairy Godmother whingeing about her lot in life, a fairly explicit cause of the sleeping to come over everyone, and a surprising and amusing ending.The rest are all very different from each other, and mostly excellent in their own styles.The stories are mostly not particularly sexually explicit, though a couple do have their moments it s nothing like what s routine these days in a heterosexual romance novel, though All in all, an excellent read with some fascinating tales and re imaginings I only wish it had been longer Two Sisters by R Holsen I didn t particularly like this.Bones Like Black Sugar Catherynne M Valente a hauntingly original sequel to Hansel and GretelThe Mute Princess A.J Grant This story is a beautiful retelling of a traditional Yemeni folktale I plan to check out her other works The Seduction and Secret Life of Deirdre Fallon Fran Fadella a fairy romanceSleeping Beauty, Indeed Regan M Wann a humorous retelling of Sleeping Beauty narrated by one of the fairiesFuture Fort Two Sisters by R Holsen I didn t particularly like this.Bones Like Black Sugar Catherynne M Valente a hauntingly original sequel to Hansel and GretelThe Mute Princess A.J Grant This story is a beautiful retelling of a traditional Yemeni folktale I plan to check out her other works The Seduction and Secret Life of Deirdre Fallon Fran Fadella a fairy romanceSleeping Beauty, Indeed Regan M Wann a humorous retelling of Sleeping Beauty narrated by one of the fairiesFuture Fortunes Kori Aguirre Amador Undertow Meredith Schwartz Voce Kimberly DeCina Bird s Eye Erzebet YellowBoy Coyote Kate of Camden Julia Talbot the Pied Piper set in the American west Gorgeous collection of stories Just couldn t get into this and it wasn t the type of collection of stories I was expecting.