Monday, October 31, 2016
A Feast of Sorrows by Angela Slatter
All the stories take place in the same world, and while there is no direct continuity, the stories in the second half reference each other fairly frequently. A few of the same characters pop up, though the first such story (St Dymphna's School for Poison Girls) didn't captivate me because I had no idea what was going on. I like a little mystery in the backstory, but too much and I just get lost.
The last part of the book would be the author talking briefly about how each story came about. I wasn't particularly interested in this, but I'm generally not interested in backstories.
I don't particularly have a favourite story because I like almost all of them equally.
If you're a lover of the darker and more twisted fairytales, you'll enjoy this book.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review.