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Zombie Fairy Tales: The Complete Collection [Kindle Edition]

Kevin Richey
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Book Description

Death and Pixie Dust!

Once upon a time, a mysterious plague beset a quiet village in the woods—a plague of the walking dead. Suddenly, beloved fairy tale characters are thrown into a world of stark violence and horror: Cinderella is worked to death before the ball, Pinocchio is made from children's corpses, and Little Red Riding Hood finds more than wolves in the forest.

Surreal and full of black humor, Zombie Fairy Tales is a genre-bending narrative of a world on the brink of apocalypse, a world with no happily ever afters.

Collected here are all 12 original Zombie Fairy Tales, plus a new 13th tale exclusive to this collection!


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About the Author

Kevin Richey lives and writes in Poulsbo, Washington. He is the author of Zombie Fairy Tales and The Unloved Ones series. When he’s not working on his next book, he enjoys watching movies, reading, and touring the countryside of the American Northwest. Find out more at www.thekevinrichey.com.

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  • File Size: 687 KB
  • Print Length: 582 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HAVWJFQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,306 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Master Pieces April 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am thoroughly happy I bought the complete collection. I had considered only purchasing the Red Riding Hood one because it's my favorite fairytale but decided to buy the complete collection and WOW. These stories are twisted and delightful. It is amazing how many of the classic stories from my childhood got twisted on their heads. Whenever I finished reading one story I could not stop and just had to move onto the next to see what was going to happen. One thing I found wonderful that there was no magic whatsoever, instead everything happened due to a series of events involving the characters and the plague. Another is that characters from other stories make an appearance and you have that moment of realization on who they are. These stories get very dark and gruesome, which I absolutely loved about it. When I was reading a certain story within the collection I was having lunch at the time and this is the first time I had issues keeping my food down from something I read, which is a difficult thing to accomplish because I'm a criminal justice major, I read and see all sorts of disturbing stories and such and had no issues before during meal times, but some of the scenes in these stories....nothing compares to the twisted gruesomeness of some scenes, in my book a couple of specific ones ((in the two Cinderella stories and Red Riding Hood)).I only had one small issue and it was the placement of everything, because its hard to picture Sleepy Hollow as part of these kingdoms, but that is just a minor detail. I do not recommend this book for people who are easily disturbed, grossed out, and especially not children. However if you love zombies, gore, humor, revenge, and twisted stories, this is PERFECT for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully grisly retelling of favorite fairy tales February 7, 2015
By J C Lee
Format:Kindle Edition
I love fairy tales so the title immediately caught my attention. I thought why not, this might be interesting. I started reading and WOW.
This collection of tales take the original tales we all know and put a wonderful twist to them. Yes the stories are dark and grim (haha pun intended) but fascinating to read. I couldn't stop reading I enjoyed them so much.
The first tale starts with the creation of Pinocchio and introduces the idea that a plague has afflicted the town where Geppetto lives. And so it begins...... The following tales focus on other characters, such as Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and Ariel, but they all tie in together as the stories unfold. Just amazing.
This fairy tale world is filled with violence and gore; the main characters struggle to survive and overcome as their stories take grisly twists to the originals. While filled with the horrors of zombies the stories still contain bits of whimsy, yearning, and the fulfillment of dreams.
Kudos to the author. What an amazing imagination!! I loved all the little nods to peripheral characters (JH and the crab) and the creative way that some of the characters came to be who they were (Hook and the huntsman/wolves). While staying close to the original stories, he truly made-or should I say remade-them his own. I highly recommend this collection to anyone who loves fairy tales.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Author worth Stalking! April 14, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My only negative is that I WISH I THOUGHT OF IT! However, even if I had, I could not have delivered such a superb piece of work that Kevin Richey executes in Zombie Fairy Tales!
Like Geppetto in his story, Richey stitches classic Fairy Tales together from macabre pieces to form an overall dark and gruesome masterpiece. Only 2 pages into the first story I became an instant fan. His prose is deft and his imagery coats your brain. At a time were zombie mania has saturated the market, like vampires vs. werewolves, Richey manages to deliver something unique and it does not disappoint.
Kevin Richey has earned my admiration and respect, so in true zombie fashion: HEADS OFF TO YOU Mr. Richey!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fairy tales make a LOT more sense with zombies! January 8, 2015
By Mary B
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
An awesomely well developed series of revised fairy tales! Although each story can be read as a stand-alone, they're much better in one collection. Well-written and wonderfully edited, these fairy tales make a lot more sense with zombies added. Several of the characters recur in other stories, and they are more developed than the backstories of the Disney tales. I love how Kevin Richey uses specific details from the Disney stories (eg, Ursula's purple dress becoming tentacle-like) but gives them a practical explanation. I highly recommend this book to fans of fairy tales, or zombies, or just well crafted fiction. I've already started purchasing other work by this author.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightfully Twisted March 5, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Author Kevin Richey has done an excellent job of corrupting fairy tales that we have loved as children into something that will thrill us as adults. This is the entire collection of his Zombie Fairy Tales woven from tales such as Cinderella, Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid, and The Little Match Girl just to name a few.

All of the tales can be enjoyed separately or read in succession. Each one has something different to offer but all are well written and unique. They definitely keep your attention from start to finish.

If you love a good horror story, especially the zombie genre, then you should pick up this collection. All of the stories within are great reads, but due to the ick factor and violence of some of them I would say these are definitely not for kids.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fairy tales with a twist!
I think the Brothers Grimm would have approved. Quite a nice surprise on the melding of beloved fairy tales of old with a modern day version. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Laura S.
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good.
It was a good retelling of these fairy tales and I actually enjoyed it even when I know zombies freak me the he'll out :)
Published 15 days ago by mariesmith
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok
I wish I had liked it more but after awhile it became too much of the same. I think it would have made a lovely anthology with different voices and authors imbuing those old tales... Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Heminger
4.0 out of 5 stars Wickedly Cool!
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This book was good but a bit gruesome for me in some areas. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Melissa A. Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars I got chills! My life will never be the same.
Oh my word, this book has changed how I see fairy tales forever! It is pretty graphic and violent but the genious in how each story flows into the next and how paths cross as... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sara
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stories
I could not get enough of these stories. If you in anyway like zombies or weird fairy tales I highly recommend reading this series. Read more
Published 2 months ago by JTL
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good read
Published 2 months ago by Sarah Majidy
5.0 out of 5 stars Zombie Fairytales
Loved this series of books! Waited every month for the new book. A different fairy tale turned zombie! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ally Thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars I am reading this book right now, would rather ...
I am reading this book right now, would rather each story be a full book rather than short stories but other wise is okay.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
These stories were so good. NOT FOR KIDS. Pretty graphic but really good
Published 3 months ago by Amanda McKee
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More About the Author

Kevin Richey lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. He is the author of Zombie Fairy Tales, The Unloved Ones series, and The Zombie Jesus. When he's not working on his next book, he enjoys watching movies, reading, infrared photography, and touring the countryside of the American Northwest.

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Facebook: facebook.com/thekevinrichey and facebook.com/zombiefairytales
Twitter: @thekevinrichey
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/kevin_richey
Online: thekevinrichey.com

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