“The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales” by Heidi Garrett Book Review

By Ruth on September 1, 2014 in book, review

The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales (Once Upon a Time Today, Prelude)The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales by Heidi Garrett

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

First of all, please understand that this is a collection of three short stories. And you will more than likely find at least one that captures your interest. That was certainly the case with me. I absolutely loved the third one in the series that was about the girl who could not sing. I would venture to say that the author has musical training/knowledge, and that spoke to my musical knowledge. I would have loved to have read an entire book on this story by itself.

I can say these books are clean. There are no intimate details, and I do not recall profanity (though I will not guarantee it). I can say that if there were any language issues, they were minimal at best. The author’s writing definitely shows promise, and her integration of fairy tales is almost seamless.

My only recommendation is that these three stories should be expanded. In each, characterization was unable to be developed as well as I would have liked, and all ended all too abruptly. In my humble opinion, if the author were to take each of these and expound upon the story, my rating of these stories would go up at least one point.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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1 Comment

  1. Amber @ YA Indulgences September 2, 2014 Reply

    I love fairy tales so the title definitely caught my interest. I like anthologies or books that contain only a few short stories. Yeah, the only problem with them is the lack of character development. I’ll have to check this collection out. 🙂
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