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I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way.  I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.

Monstrous Beauty

Monstrous Beauty - Marie Brennan
Seven short stories (one, very short!) that tell the darker side of well known fairy tales.  Tied together by the theme of the monstrous feminine, these re-tellings throw away the idea that the Princess needs to be saved, since she is usually the one creating the carnage.  
 
I liked the idea that the women in the fairy tales were each a different kind of evil force from zombies, to vampire-like creatures and worse.  Each story offered something a little different.  My favorite stories were "Tower in Moonlight, " a re-telling of Rapunzel where her hair is more than a ladder; and, "Kiss of Life," a Sleeping Beauty re-telling where the Princess should not be waked under any circumstances.  
 
This book was received for free in return for an honest review. 
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