Friday, November 30, 2012

Ashley Stoyanoff's Review:Once Upon a Beanstalk

★ Ashley Stoyanoff's Review 

Once Upon a Beanstalk by Kate Avery Ellison.

Title:Once Upon a Beanstalk
Author: Kate Avery Ellison
Number of Pages: 61
Publication Information: Kate Avery Ellison (Aug 2011)
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Shelf: Books I Bought
Rating: ★★★
Author Website: Here
Goodreads: Here
Purchase: Here

Summary from Goodreads:
In this humorous collection of fairy tale mashups combining modern day technology with fairy tale sensibilities, Rumpelstiltskin and Red Riding Hood are married and running a royal wedding planner venue, Rapunzel has been rescued from her tower and is about to start her happily ever after, and the Grimm Brothers are a group of notorious thieves who are forced to rescue a kidnapped princess in order to avoid execution.

This collection includes the short stories "Once Upon a Wedding," "Once Upon a Heist," and "Once Upon a Beanstalk."

My Review:
Once Upon a Beanstalk is a collection of three brilliantly written short stories. As always, Kate’s writing was beautiful.  Every page was filled with easily imaginable scenes and wonderful descriptions.  

These stories had me laughing from start to finish.   Ellison took our beloved fairly tale characters and added a few new twists.  I thoroughly enjoyed every page and absolutely loved Rumpelstiltskin’s wedding planning business.  

My favorite tale was definitely “Once Upon a Beanstalk.”  The Grimm Brothers were a treat.  Ellison had me at the edge of my seat with some unexpected twists, and the ending had me grinning at the blossoming romances.  

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick and fun read that will have you giggling.

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