- File Size: 945 KB
- Print Length: 58 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Hungry Lizard Press (June 5, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 5, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071G47JN5
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,347,950 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Milk Teeth: Stories with Bite Kindle Edition
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The tales in this short book were all familiar tales that we grew up on. Some that have become simple with Disney but others remain in the pages of the more complex Brother’s Grimm Fairy Tales. Either way, they’re familiar. However, they’re not the tales you grew up with. Ms. Prescott gives the Brother’s Grimm a run for their money with her tales of witches planting milk teeth for the future to the Frog Prince who may actually fear True Loves Kiss and a Little Mermaid with interesting tastes. Familiar tales with new twists and incredible imagery!
What I really enjoyed was some of the tales had a more modern spin on them and faced some of the concepts that modern society faces. But at the same time, some stayed within the realms of fantasy.
Definitely try out this book if you are seeking a short read or like the synopsis said, spread it out each night and enjoy the tales.
I received this eBook from Book Review 22 in exchange for an honest review.
Are you one that loves retelling of old classic fairytales such as, Cinderella or the Frog Prince? If so, you may like this book; I on the other hand, did not. Milk Teeth, written by Lizella Prescott, is a collection of short stories that are retellings of some of the classic fairytales we grew up with as children but with dark, unusual twists.
From a sorcerer whose magic comes from his teeth, a very hungry little mermaid, or a retelling of Hansel and Gretel, and many other classic stories and new, your brain will be filled with a raw, crude feeling. The retelling of Beauty and the Beast, of a young girl who is so ugly her family calls her Beast and is shocked when a young boy thinks she’s beautiful. Or the story of a Queen who is preparing her daughter to rule the kingdom and the dark secret she holds about the dead King. There are many more short stories to indulge in.
I usually love retellings of stories since they are typically a refreshing view on the classic story, but with the dark twists and plots of these short stories it left me speechless and honestly a little numb. I quickly looked up others’ reviews on the book and was shocked! This book was rated 4.4 stars with 25 reviews thus far on GoodReads! Yes, it’s a quick read and I can see the appeal if you love gothic-esque fairytales but it simply wasn’t for me.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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In Prescott’s collection of biting, dark fairy tales the reader never knows what darkness awaits. At 58 pages it’s a condensed escape into strange, dark tales. As the author plays with classic fairy tales, the characters are much more feral and the perfect blend of beautiful and dangerous. From a starving mermaid to a burning girl, these short tales are for the grown ups. Gretel sacrifices and the witches she meets are nothing like the witch trying to fatten children up in other versions. Maybe, just maybe some of the ‘evil’ women within conjure have their own rhyme and reason. They are short and not so sweet, easily read in one sitting. Just what are curses, really? What if you don’t want to be the giver of kisses, or would rather be eaten by bugs than be some man’s play-thing, king or not?
A mention has to be made about the cover too, it’s a beauty.
A collection of short stories, "Milk Teeth" is a quick detour from the happily ever after one usually expects from tales based on magic. The author weaves a seductive turn of phrase, with writing that pulls the reader in and leaves them wanting more.
Unfortunately, as with most short story collections, she doesn’t quite meet the expectations that the blurb creates. Although I enjoyed the book, and read it in a single sitting, I felt that some of the tales tried too hard to create a frightening atmosphere, falling short on both purpose and horror.
That being said, "Milk Teeth: Stories with Bite", is a nice little addition to the dark fairy tale genre, with a new and interesting take on some old favourites.
*I received this book from Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.
by Lizella Prescott
I requested this book from NetGalley and the review is voluntary.
I liked this quirky book, it has several short stories that are very clever. The stories are all fantasy and all have a unique twist to them. The book itself is short too. A great little read before bed, on the beach, on the bus, or at the doctor's office. A great anytime read. I liked that they were short and different. Great job!
Prescott goes many different directions in her stories, and I found them entertaining in whatever path she chose. Recommended for those enjoy a little dark fiction and who are looking for a more mature take on the fairy tale genre
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