How to Fracture a Fairy Tale

How to Fracture a Fairy Tale

Fantasy legend Jane Yolen presents a wide-ranging offering of fractured fairy tales. Yolen fractures the classics to reveal their crystalline secrets, holding them to the light and presenting them entirely transformed; where a spinner of straw into gold becomes a money-changer and the big bad wolf retires to a nursing home. Rediscover the tales you once knew, rewritten and Fantasy legend Jane Yolen presents a wide-ranging offering of fractured fairy tales. Yolen fractures the classics to reve...

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Title:How to Fracture a Fairy Tale
Author:Jane Yolen
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1616963069
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

How to Fracture a Fairy Tale Reviews

  • Jessica
    Aug 27, 2018
    Absolutely stunning stories, one of the best collections I've read in years! Jane Yolen knows how to capture your imagination from the first line, and keep it, whether the story is two pages or twenty. I'd read a few of these before, like Sleeping Ugly, and was delighted to have it col...
  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    Oct 02, 2018
    I haven't read a Jane Yolen book in a long time and she is a master at telling stories. I loved the fact that this was a combination of some of her old stories and new ones. Some gripped me more than others. I'll admit some of the lyrical existential ones were over my head, but I loved...
  • Denise
    Aug 25, 2018
    2.5-3 stars I have fond memories of reading Jane Yolan's books many years ago and so was drawn to this new collection of 'fractured fairytales,' offered to me by NetGalley in return for an honest review. I am also fond of retellings of traditional tales and saw several titles right...
  • Tara
    Jan 18, 2019
    Loved it, fairy tales for the modern woman. Those tales you thought you knew didn?t happen the way you thought. These tales were inspired and brilliant. I loved the feminist twists. A great read Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion ...
  • Dani St-Onge (Literary Lion)
    Aug 16, 2018
    For more bookish content go to: http://literarylion.ca/ Yolen definitely has a way of enchanting her audience just like the original tales she's fracturing. When I was younger I used to select fairytales from the library and spend entire days just reading different versions of a sto...
  • Suzanne
    Mar 07, 2019
    This had a nice variety of stories, and the author's notes about how she fractured and why she decided to include each one are very enjoyable. Even though each story is a fairy tale, the tones are very different. We see the Three Billy Goats Gruff from the Bridge's point of view, a non...
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Nov 11, 2018
    I received a copy of How to Fracture a Fairy Tale through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. How to Fracture a Fairy Tale is an absolutely astonishing collection from the mind of Jane Yolen. If you?re a fan of fairy tales, or reading twisted versions of them (no...
  • Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
    Nov 08, 2018
    ~*Check out my blog, The Bent Bookworm!*~ First of all, I'm a complete sucker for fairy tale retellings. All the more when they aren't your typical, prince-rescues-princess-and-they-live-happily-ever-after type stories. I love a good twist and a dark underside to fairy tales (which,...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Feb 22, 2019
    So I?m a little frustrated. I read an eARC of this that had no linked table of contents and so I didn?t know there were authors notes to go with every story at the back!! I would have liked these at the beginning or end of each story within the book context. Especially because some...
  • Becca
    Oct 14, 2018
    Note: I received a copy of How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I am anabsolutesucker for a retelling (as noted, in the fact that I participated in #retellathon this year). So, it should go without saying that Ijumpedat ...
  • Tessa
    Nov 20, 2018
    This book was provided to me from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I swear on my bookshelf that this has not affected my opinion of the book. For better or worse, fairy tales are ingrained into our society. The ideas of a Prince Charming or a Fairy Godmother, along with h...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Jan 02, 2019
    3.33 stars. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: One year after Tachyon Publications published The Emerald Circus, a collection of fantastical short stories by Jane Yolen based on various fairy tales and legendary people (both fictional and real), it has followed up with a...
  • Steff
    Aug 22, 2018
    How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen is one of those once in a lifetime books you?ll probably love but never fully reread. My anticipation of this book was immense, largely due to the subject matter of this book and the introduction written by the wonderful Marissa Meyer. I adm...
  • Carole P. Roman
    Jan 02, 2019
    Wickedly delightful and full of fun, Jane Yolen takes the world of fairy tales and stands them on their heads. No one is safe, whether they are trolls, dragons, or flighty beauties. Cinderella, Snow White, and other iconic folktales are dissected and in some cases, have a new modern sp...
  • Annemieke / A Dance with Books
    Oct 06, 2018
    3,5 stars Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. Trigger warnings Concentration Camps, Rape, Body Shaming, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Incest I will admit that I have never read anything by Jane Yolen before. But w...
  • Eva
    Sep 10, 2018
    I read this book for two reasons: Marissa Meyer wrote the introduction, and fairy-tale retellings are one of my favorite things EVER. WHAT I LIKED: -Jane Yolen's writing is beautiful. I wish I could write like her. These fractured fairy-tales are written with a simplicity that st...
  • Lisa
    Nov 26, 2018
    I?ve been a fan of Jane Yolen?s short fiction for many years, so it was a delight to sit down with this new collection of re-told fairy tales. It can be a bit difficult to review short fiction collections as there will be, inevitably, some stories that connect more with you as a...
  • Tahlia
    Oct 29, 2018
    Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. This is going to be a very short review as I was deeply disappointed by so...
  • Brooklyn Tayla
    Sep 04, 2018
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for an eARC of this book to review, an exciting premise, short stories that are all a twisted, or fractured, reimagining of a classic tale, however, I just couldn't connect to the writing and the stories I enjoyed weren't many. Unfortunately fo...
  • Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
    Sep 20, 2018
    *I received an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review* I liked this a lot! As usual, I rated each story in the collection, and averaging those ratings you get 3.5 stars. I'm rounding that up to 4 stars for the official rating, because some of the ones I rated only one or ...
  • Robin Bonne
    Aug 12, 2018
    3.5 Stars. I haven?t read anything by Jane Yolen since middle school, but I remember that I had enjoyed her writing, so I was excited to receive these reimagined fairytales and fables. Most of the stories are very short and fast reads. The stories I enjoyed most were ?The Bridg...
  • Jenna Bookish
    Sep 26, 2018
    I have mixed feelings about this anthology, making it difficult to give it an overall rating that feels accurate. There were a few stories that I really enjoyed, but a few too many that never sufficiently grabbed my interest. I love fractured fairy tales, and think I was looking for mo...
  • The Captain
    Nov 05, 2018
    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this short story collection eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . While I have read many of Jane Yolen's works, most have been her novels. It has only been recently that I have been reading her...
  • Jypsy
    Jan 09, 2019
    How To Fracture a Fairy Tale is a clever and fun read. It's perfect for fans of ya fantasy. Interesting story with great characters. ...
  • ✨Brithanie Faith✨
    Nov 02, 2018
    3/5 stars ??? ARC provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. How To Fracture A Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen is a collection of classic fairy tales retold with added twists. Pros: ?I'm a sucker for retelling's, so of course I request...
  • Faith Simon
    Aug 02, 2018
    I really enjoyed this collection of short stories, ranging from lush to outwardly bizarre takes on classic well-known tales. I liked it a lot more than I originally thought that I would. But as with books consisting of short stories, I find it difficult to review the book as a whole, s...
  • Rain
    Jul 28, 2018
    3.5 stars actually This book was a joy to read. I really love short stories and the ones I enjoy the most are retellings of fairy tales or those that are reminiscent of the old tales I have known by heart since I was a little kid. This is the first Jane Yolen book I have ever re...
  • Cristina Quattrone
    Nov 25, 2018
    Really got me thinking about my Traditional Lit unit where students will read many versions of Cinderella and then create their own fractured version. These stories and poems had me longing for a secondary classroom so I could share some of the deeper meditations with teenagers. A grea...
  • Taylor (TaysInfiniteThougts)
    Dec 15, 2018
    Don?t you hate when you request a book on NetGalley (or any ARC reviewing site) and the book turns out not to be as good as you were expecting? Well, that?s what happened with this book. I actually didn?t finish this book. I didn?t finish it because I got bored. The whole book ...
  • Sha
    Sep 02, 2018
    Disclaimer: I received this ARC courtesy of Tachyon Publications and NetGalley. I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book. The copy I am r...