Dangerous promises and beguiling threats swirl together in a dozen stories of enchantments dark and light by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr. Uncanny and unexpected creatures appear from behind bushes, rise from beneath the seas, or manifest from seasonal storms to pursue the objects of their attention - with amorous or sinister intent - relentlessly.
From the gentle tones of a storyteller's cadences to the terror of a blood sacrifice, tales of favourite characters from Marr's Wicked Lovely novels mix with accounts of new characters for readers to fall in love with . . . or to fear.
Lush, seductive, and chilling, Melissa Marr's stories revel in the unseen magic that infuses the world as we know it.
A big thanks to HarperCollins Australia for sending me a review copy of this book!
Anthologies aren't usually my cup of tea but that's not to say I don't enjoy all of them. If they're written by a certain author such as Melissa Marr or any other popular author for that matter, then I'm going to read it anyway since I'm already aware of how those authors write. In this new book edition, Melissa Marr does it brilliantly in this beautiful collection of work and for Wickedly Lovely fans in particular, you're going to love this piece of fiction.
In FAERY TALES & NIGHTMARES, it's a book of twelve short stories that Marr has written over the years - both the published and unpublished. Several of these stories contain characters that readers will be familiar with (ones you love from Marr's series) and you will also remember the Faery Court featured in her Wickedly Lovely world which some of her stories take place in also. Most of the stories are wonderfully written, but you may find some more enjoyable than others. Some of my personal favourites included The Sleeping Girl and the Summer King, Love Struck, and Winter's Kiss.
If you're not sure whether to read this or not, if you're a Melissa Marr fan or simply looking for something light-but-beautiful, then be sure to pick this book up when you can. It's definitely worth your time and money! There's a lot to love about FAERY TALES & NIGHTMARES with all sorts of elements between betrayal, new beginnings, first love, and all the way to the damn right creepy! Overall I thought it was a wonderful book with intriguing characters - which is surprising considering they're short stories! But then again, we're talking about Melissa Marr here whom always impresses me with her writing!