Fairy Tale Mood

art, fashion and words that evoke a fairy tale mood
when you want to escape to Wonderland for a while

curated by Sarah Cross
author of the fairy tale retellings Kill Me Softly
(available now) and Tear You Apart (January 2015)

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Ash by Malinda Lo, a retelling of “Cinderella”


In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel  stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the  dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her.  In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said  to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she  believes that her wish may be granted.The day that Ash meets  Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of  chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship  is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love-and  her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and  she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash  is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death,  where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.

Ash by Malinda Lo, a retelling of “Cinderella”

In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.

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    I READ this series!!! It’s SO good! I, highly, recommend it! :)
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    I really loved this book. I read it a few years ago.
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    This book is indeed really, really good.