Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Curses! A F***ed-Up Fairy Tale by J A Kazimer
Forget everything you ever read about Cinderella. She didn't even make it past the first chapter in this book and there is a lot more you didn't know about other fairy tales in this story, too. Who are you going to believe, the Brothers Grimm or Ms. Kazimer?
Kensington Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you). It was published in March so you can a copy of this tongue-in-cheek fairy tale now.
The premise of this story intrigued me and it was great fun to read. My favorite character is the villain, R J, who has been cursed and now must do anything anyone asks him to do. That results in him doing a whole lot of things he doesn't want to do. It's almost as bad as doing the right thing all the time and you know how villains feel about that!
This reminds me of a book I read long ago called "Fractured Fairy Tales", but this book is much better. Not only does the author mix characters from a variety of fairy tales, not one of them acts like they did in earlier versions. Most of them appear to be a little crazy, there are puns and humor shared through out the story and the whole thing was a hoot to read.
Here's a trailer about the book: Book Trailer
These fairy tales will take you into fantasy scenes you've never seen before despite any familiarity you might have had with fairy tales in the past.
Just try to keep up RJ, the villain as he races through the book doing good, when all he wants to do is bad. It's hard for him, you know.
If you'd like my ARC, leave a comment here on my blog and email me with your name and address and why you'd like to win this book. I'll pick a winner in about a week.