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Reviewed by Gabriëlle Linger
This book is exactly what its title describes, filled with faery tales and nightmares. I’ve always loved faery tales and the stories in this book are no exception. I’m less fond of nightmares, but in this book I found the nightmares to be more gripping than the faery tales.
Faery Tales and Nightmares is a collection of short stories. The change from one happy story into a nightmare can be a bit abrupt. One minute you’re sighing about the apparent happily ever after, and on the next page a new short story starts and you find yourself elbow deep into someone’s guts.
The first few stories in the book appear to be stand alone. From the second half onwards though, the stories are clearly set in the world of Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely series. While those stories were still very interesting to read, it also got a little bit confusing at times. I was still able to follow along, even if I hadn’t read her series, but it was clear that the world and the characters are meant to be familiar. Which they weren’t for me. Not yet anyways. Now that I’ve read it – I especially liked the world building, and the complicated relationships of the stories set in the Wicked Lovely world – I’ll definitely be putting the Wicked Lovely series on my to-read list.
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