Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Review of Spindle Cursed by Michelle Pennington from the Five Magic Spindles Collection

Five Magic Spindles

Book Description:  Awaken the Magic!

Emma, a good-hearted midwife, rushes to warn a neighbor about the hired gunman headed to his ranch but can't prevent the catastrophe in store for his daughter.

Palli, the prophesied daughter of a king, is fated to rescue her people from the destruction called forth by a vengeful priest.

Roselee, a ghost with a faulty memory, flits through the halls of an insane asylum in search of the mortal boy who can help her save the day.

Arabella, a living spirit trapped in her own comatose body, helplessly watches from the realm of dreams as her usurping cousin plots to destroy her once and for all.

Tanza, a tomb raider on a distant planet, struggles to make a living and doesn’t need a long-lost prince to complicate her difficult life.

One way or another, these beauties have no intention of sleeping awa
y their problems.

My thoughts: Sleeping Beauty is my favorite fairy tale.  I would watch the Disney movie over and over again, loving the fire breathing dragon, sweet fairies, and the evil fairy.  This book has five novella's each with a different take on the classic.

I read  one of the five stories.  I read Spindle Cursed by Michelle Pennington.  In December I plan to read all five of the stories and give a full review of the book.

From reading the descriptions of the stories, this may be the closest to the classic.  Arabella is living in a decrepit castle.  She is being guarded by one good fairy.  The evil fairy isn't a fairy.  She is want to be Queen who sustains her youth and power by fairy magic.  There is a fire breathing dragon and a handsome Prince.

I felt like the character development was great for a short story.  I was able to get a feel for the motivation and thoughts of the Prince and Princess.  I liked that the Prince didn't immediately kiss the Princess but got to know her in the dream world.  The romance was quick, but it had to be because of the circumstances in the story.

The pacing was well done.  The characters were well done.  Overall, I would say WELL DONE Michelle Pennington.  Thanks for asking me to read your story.  I enjoyed it.

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