I don’t read a whole lot of short stories, but the stories in this book seemed so promising that I figured I’d give it a go. And there were some wonderful little stories in here. I didn’t love them all, in fact there were some I had to push through. But overall, I had a really good time reading these magical stories.
Ellen Klages certainly has a gift with words. Her writing is descriptive, but not overly so, and full of rich language. One of the things I really appreciated about this book was that it didn’t feel like Klages was trying too hard to sound intelligent and eloquent, which is a common issue among writers. But this was so well written!
I enjoyed most of the stories, although I think one of my favorites was Sounds the Suet Girl and the French Pearl. It was so delightful and entertaining. I loved the fairytale feel.
This was a quick, enjoyable read. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interés in reading short stories and enjoys fantasy/sci-fi. I’m glad I took a chance on this.
Thank you to NetGalley and Tachyon Publishing for providing a copy of this in excufor an honest review!