Shattered: Broken Fairy Tales
Author: Rabia Gale
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Fantasy/Short Stories
Released: April 23rd 2012
Review Source: Author
Summary: (from goodreads) Once upon a time, stories ended happily ever after. Or did they? What if the magic mirror couldn't decide on the fairest of them all? What if Beauty's kiss didn't break the curse? What if choosing a bride based on her shoe size was a bad idea?
Shattered: Broken Fairy Tales is a collection of three short stories that take a turn into the dark forest instead of out of it.
Lately we are seeing more movies geared toward re-telling the traditional fairy tales that we have grown up with. So it's no surprise that authors should want to do this as well. Rabid Gale rewrites the endings of three of the famous princess fairy tales. They are very quick and entertaining to read (the book as a whole is only 39 pages long). So quick in fact I actually read each twice just to make sure I didn't miss anything the first time.
Gales writing style for a self published author is very sophisticated and without many of the typos I'm seeing in a lot of the recent self published YA novels I've read. I'd love to see Rabia Gale rewrite more of my favorite fairy tales to see what would have happened if there was no happily ever after. I look forward to seeing more from her soon no matter what she writes! Definitely pick this one up on your eReader of choice and enjoy!