I had not read any of the “New” fairy tales but have many fond memories of fairy tales as a child…
… and I remember my Great Grandmother reading these stories to me, large hard cover books with gorgeously detailed pages read so often that I knew the words before I could read them…. and who knew then that those stories would stick with me a lifetime?
So… the question was when I was asked to create a quest post about a fairy tale book of my choice… could I bring the magic of those books back?
Fairy tale is a type of short narrative that typically features such folkloric characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, dwarves, giants or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments.
I personally find this interesting as in todays stories of wolves, vampires, fairies and feys – they are considered paranormal and not fairy tales at all.
And my quest began…. did I want to read and review a classic fairy tale… or did my literary mind long for a new fairy tale and see what they were like… not knowing of course, old or new – if I would be able to capture that fairy dust again that makes a fairy tale come to life…
“flip flip flip” I went through the pages of fairy tales I found on-line and “click click click” as I went through the books on Amazon until…. finally
I settled on Cloaked.
I liked that is seemed to be a mix and match of old fairy tales put in a blender to make a new one… it was both old and new…. both classic and new release…. that appealed to me. I also liked that this was the author of Beastly which I have not read, but know of and know that it is also being made into a movie…. that too appealed to me.
As for here….. what are your thoughts on Fairy Tales? Yay back in the day but Nay now? Or yay and yay? Do you like the new and creative touches to the old classic tales or do you prefer them left untouched as they were?