Pick Your Poison: A Faery Tale Anthology Book Review

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Blurb:
“Enter our world of faery tale therapy.
The Doctor will see you now.”

Everyone thinks they know the real story behind the characters in fairy tales— But did you ever wonder what happened when the story ended and you closed the book? Come along and in this new anthology, you’ll find your favorite and some new favorite faery-tale characters on the psychiatrists couch as they work through their trauma.

Curl up and read about : Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Big Bad Wolf, The Wolf from Red Riding Hood, Baba Yaga, Goldilocks, Snow White, The Gingerbread Man, Rapunzel, The Kings’ Man from Humpty Dumpty, The Dish & Spoon, Cinderella’s evil stepmother, Dorothy from Oz, including the Wicked Witch from Oz, All the Jacks (be nimble, beanstalk, hanging with Jill), Sandman, Old Mother Hubbard, Alice from Wonderland, The Princess and the Pea, and the tale told from the Pea’s perspective, the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland, and what about all those beastly bridegrooms that get dumped at the altar ?

My Review:
Five Stars
We all know most of these stories by heart, but we don’t really shoot and think of the aftermath that fairy tale folk go through. We don’t think of their feelings or what their lives consisted of either before or after their tales. We all move on to the next story, while the fairy tale folk put the pieces together and try to move on and live normal lives.

But in this collection of wonderful stories the characters don’t pick up their lives, they don’t live happily ever after. Instead they suffer for our amusement only to be forgotten when we reach the end of the tale.

Of this collection my favorites were the ones that pertained to Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. All of the stories were fantastic and written in a way that made you feel as if these characters err real and that they really did suffer after their stories were you’d. It’s almost as if some alternate universe opened to reveal the true aftermath of fairytales, which is brilliant.

I think it would be phenomenal if another one of these were done with other fairytale folk, because there are so many ways to take the tragedies that fairytale folk face and turn that into amazing stories about what happens next in their lives. After all, it makes you feel as if these stories were real and what is better than that.

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