Inside of these critically-acclaimed tales are memorable characters who are smart, subversive, and singular. A rebellious child identifies with wicked Maleficent instead of Sleeping Beauty. Best friends Anna and Corry share a last melancholy morning before emigration to another planet. A prep-school girl requires more than mere luck to win at dice with a faerie. Ladies who lunch keeping dividing that one last bite of dessert in the paradox of female politeness.
Whether on a habitat on Mars or in a boardinghouse in London, discover Ellen Klages’ wicked, wondrous adventures full of brazenness, wit, empathy, and courage. – Goodreads.com
I received this ebook free from the publisher via netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
I don’t often read short fiction, at least not this short, simply because I love details and getting involved in a characters life. If I really enjoy a character, I want to go on a long, long journey with them.
I was sweetly surprised by these snappy little stories. I’d recommend these to anyone who wants some light reading and who enjoys a vast range of genres. There’s something here for everyone, from sci-fi to fantasy to realism.
My particular favourites were:
The Education of a Witch
Friday Night at St. Cecilia’s
If you’ve read any of Ellen’s stories, let me know which you enjoyed the most!