Saturday 23 June 2012

Beauty's Sister by James Bradley - Book Review

Title: Beauty's Sister
Author: James Bradley
Publisher: E-Penguin
Publication Date: 23rd April 2012
Pages: 32
Format: E-Book - EPUB
Genre: Fantasy / Short Story
Source: ARC via NetGalley


Juniper, living deep in the forest with her parents, is stunned to discover that the beautiful girl living isolated in a nearby tower is her sister. When the two girls meet, what begins as a fascination and a friendship ultimately develops into something truly sinister.

A story of jealousy, passion and power, Beauty's Sister is a dark and gripping reimagining of one of our oldest tales, Rapunzel, from acclaimed novelist James Bradley.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

The re-telling of fairytales is popular at the moment and this is a great example. This story retained the fairytale 'feel', only gradually revealing the link to Rapunzel. I loved the way different aspects of the original tale were explained in this version and all up it was a very enjoyable read.

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