A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries. Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionat Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff ...

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Title:A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
Author:Ellen Oh
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Legendry
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Reviews

  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    Jul 16, 2018
    A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS is a solid collection of Asian myth and folklore retellings. Despite being marketed toward teens, readers of all ages will be captivated by the short stories presented in this anthology. Each story puts a modern and teenage twist on a myth or folkta...
  • Melanie
    May 07, 2018
    ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. This is the anthology I?ve been waiting my entire life for. As a Filipina woman, I have no words to express how happy my heart is to just read a collection of short stories that are all ownvoices. And at the end of ...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Oct 19, 2017
    Wow, this cover just exudes Asian vibes ...
  • Angel
    May 28, 2018
    A lovely collection. Some particular favourites: - Forbidden Fruit by Roshani Chokshi - Olivia's Table by Alyssa Wong - Steel Skin by Lori M. Lee - Still Star-Crossed by Sona Charaipotra - The Counting of Vermillion Beads by Aliette de Bodard - The Land of the Morning Calm by E.C...
  • Sahitya
    Aug 05, 2018
    There are very few books that tug at your heartstrings and touch your soul and all you want to do is bask in their glory, laugh and cry and do so much more. This is one such book. An own voices anthology of retellings of Asian myths and folktales, this is something a younger me would h...
  • Emily May
    Jan 23, 2018
    This is definitely one of the better YA short story collections I have read. As with all anthologies, some stories are much stronger than others, but I enjoyed far more than I disliked. Plus, it was just so great to see the exploration of mythologies we don?t often see in the mainstr...
  • Natalie Monroe
    Oct 17, 2017
    3.75 stars I requested A Thousand Beginnings and Endings for one reason and one reason only: Julie Kagawa. Her Talon series crashed and burned, she'll always have a special place in my heart due to The Iron Fey series. To my surprise, I found myself enjoying the other stories just a...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Jun 08, 2018
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries. Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors...
  • Alyssa
    May 26, 2018
    5 stars. My heart is full. Special shout-out to the South Asian stories, including Sona Charaipotra's, Aisha Saeed's, Preeti Chhibber's, Rahul Kanakia's, and Shveta Thakrar's. <3 All of the stories in this anthology are lovely, but I have to especially appreciate the South Asian one...
  • Alice
    Jul 25, 2018
    3.5 stars A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is an anthology of East and South Asian fairytale retellings and reimaginings written by a group of YA authors. I was lucky enough to find that my library system had this, so I did the proper book-hoarding thing and requested it. I'm going...
  • Ren (A Bookish Balance)
    Jul 11, 2018
    Anthologies really just are not my thing. It also doesn't help that I feel I went into this with the wrong expectations. I was expecting a more classic take on fairytales, but most stories are modernized or can fit into the sci-fi genre, serves me right for not reading the synopsis. ...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Jan 11, 2018
    We would have been overjoyed to have found this anthology, filled with characters with skin and hair and names more like ours, in our beloved libraries. It?s the book that was missing in our lives for far too long. I have been so excited about this collection ever since I first he...
  • Avis
    Aug 10, 2018
    a thousand beginnings and endings is a collection of short stories that offer new insight and original take on some of the asia's most famous myths. there are altogether fifteen stories by fifteen different authors drawing inspiration from different cultures. forbidden fruit by rosh...
  • Nanly
    Jun 06, 2018
    "Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries." Short stories written by authors of Asian descent that are based on East and South Asian myth...
  • Carol
    May 28, 2018
    Ellen Oh, author and founder of We Need Diverse Books, and Elsie Chapman, author, are the editors of this anthology of young adult short-story/retellings of Asian folk tales. The authors are either from, or are second-generation Americans whose parents hale from, Japan, the Philippines...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    May 19, 2018
    I really loved this book and read the whole thing yesterday. I'm only going to write a small amount about each story or this review would be way too long. *If I spelled anything wrong, I apologize. I was taking notes while reading and they are super sloppy. I can barely read m...
  • Alexandra
    Feb 08, 2018
    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books* This delightful anthology gathers everything I love about the authors mentioned and creates an amazing showcase of Asian mythology, ranging from contemporary to science ...
  • Aila
    Jan 24, 2018
    Every story was absolutely amazing. These are the stories of my childhood, the stories that are rarely explored in Young Adult fiction. 15 short stories, 15 #ownvoices reads... From mountain spirits to mischievous devils to ancestral ghosts, each story brings alive a vastly u...
  • CW (Read Think Ponder)
    Jul 28, 2018
    Reading A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is, quite frankly, a dream come true for me. Growing up, I never read mythology or stories about my culture - apart from the occasional viewing of Sun Wukong or Mulan. So, not only was reading this anthology validating, it was also gave me a...
  • Xandra (Literary Legionnaire)
    Aug 11, 2016
    *grabby hands* WHY DO I HAVE TO WAIT 2 YEARS FOR THIS ...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Jun 21, 2018
    Average rating 3.67 stars ?I finally know how it ends.? I love anthologies and mythology-based stories, so when I heard of A Thousand Beginnings and Endings - an anthology filled with own voices mythology retellings by South and East Asian Authors - it became on of my most antici...
  • Nicay │The Nerdy side of a Queen
    Jul 13, 2018
    Review also posted HERE I don?t remember when the last time I read an anthology book, and I think that last time made me realize that anthologies were not my cup of tea. But, as I saw the synopsis of this book, it made me think again that ?I will try this time.? And then I?...
  • Aleksandra
    Jul 09, 2018
    Wonderful anthology! Great selection of stories, I cannot recommend it enough! A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is a collection of reimagined Asian myths and legends by Asian authors. The variety of themes and genres is breathtaking. Also it?s a very solid anthology, I liked all ...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Dec 27, 2017
    Hands down the best anthology I?ve read. I LOVED EVERY STORY. I never thought I?d be able to say that about an anthology ...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Jul 23, 2018
    DNF at 48%. A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is a collection of short stories that re-imagine South and East Asian myths, penned by fifteen authors tasked with representing their culture. While the myths themselves are interesting, the re-tellings lack sparkle. Halfway through the...
  • Heather (The Sassy Book Geek)
    Jun 25, 2018
    Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek 4.5 Stars **** Thank you to Greenwillow Books for providing me with a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review **** I knew the second I saw this book that I wouldn?t be disappointed with it, and I am happy to say ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Nov 05, 2017
    what if this cover just murdered me, right where I stand // reimagined South Asian folklore! also, anthology! also, COVER! ...
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    May 20, 2018
    ?It was an ill-fated thing to claim that a heart is safe. Hearts are rebellious. The moment they feel trapped, they will strain against their bindings.? Well, this was amazing. I posted a longer review of this on my blog , but here I'm just going to say that this was a wonder...
  • joanna ☽ the little brown fairy
    May 29, 2018
    ALERT ALERT ALERT I JUST FOUND OUT THAT THERE IS A FILIPINO STORY IN THIS BOOK as in filipino like me!!!! i am crying actual tears of joy right now! i've never felt truly represented in any books before and this feels like such a huge step. i love the publishing industry. i love ev...
  • grace (gracelwrites) &#x1f5a4;
    Jul 18, 2018
    an asian mythology collection? sign me up, this is some good shit. ...