Genre: Young Adult, Short Stories
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: July 11th, 2017
Pages: 368 pages
ISBN: 1681193647 (ISBN13: 9781681193649)
Format: English version – Hardback
Start date: January 1st, 2018
Finish date: January 15th, 2018
Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.
In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.
These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage–and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!
Featuring writing from . . .
Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon
BookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel).
As you can see that these books were compiled from thirteen authors short stories. Each of them got a challenge from youtuber, book blogger, and book enthusiasts out there to do a short retelling from the infamous villains out there. There are retelling from Gaston in the Beauty and the Beast, Jim Moriarty, The Sea Witch, Hades, and so on.
Disclaimer: This review may contain spoiler!
“Villains, the deliciously wicked.”
“Her name is Grace, and she is on fire.”
“We love to hate them and they hate to be loved.”
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