It’s time for Parajunkee’s Friday Blog Hop and we love the question this week. All three of us our obsessed with the topic lately. So join us for some fun...
Q. In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?
I love a fairy tale. I could probably say that any fairy tale is close to being my favorite. But if I had to choose just one it would be the retelling of the Brothers Grimms’ (that sounds wrong) Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. I’ve also read the original and Hale stays true to the tone and story. Although it is not quite as dark as the Brothers Grimm version, it is not what you would call the Disney version. Isi, the main character, never gives up and I love that message. Highly entertaining and leaves you thinking about it for years afterwards.
I also love stories about fae. I have read a pretty good assortment, The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa, the Fairiewalker series by Jenna Black, Impossible and Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin, and the Need series by Carrie Jones. But I would have to say my favorite is the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr. I’m a bit of a sucker for grittier, darker stories and this one fits the bill. I like that each book follows a different character, but past characters make plenty of appearances. I highly recommend this series.
What is your favorite fairy tale or story about fae?