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T Black Pearls PDF fuels a witch’s flight and the heartache that comes again and again at the stroke of midnightMake no mistake these stories are as dark as human nature itself But they shine too lit with the fire of our dreams and our hunger for magi. Hawes Louise Black Pearls A Faerie Strand 211 pgs Houghton Mifflin Company; LanguageG Sexual ContentPG 13; ViolencePG At first glance this title appears to be the telling of some dark faerie tale Unfortunately the cover is very misleading Hawes takes 7 known fairy tales and retells them in a non traditional way while intriguing to the fairytale connoisseur; the stories are far from scary and are often full of disturbing images with underlying sexual inferences This collection will leave most readers slightly disappointed Upper MSHS Optional Allison MadsenTeen Librarian SJO Public Librarian

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Black Pearls A Faerie StrandA Faerie PDFEPUB #188 “ and they lived happily ever after” Remember the fairy tales you put away after you found that no princess is as beautiful as common sense and happy endings are just the beginningWell the old tales are back and they’ve grown. This is a beautifully written collection Hawes retells six familiar stories and a nursery rhyme Rather than the idyllic heroes and princesses these are stories of human desire frailty cruelty and loyalty Reacuaint yourself with Jack the Giant killer Hansel and Gretel the Pied Piper of Hamlin and Lady Godiva Meet Rapunzel’s mother as well as the seventh of the seven dwarves and the emasculated prince who married CinderellaKirkus Reviews writes that these seven tales are magical and sometimes erotic happily never after retellings In this sinister highly sexual faerie world heroes are often evil and villains are sometimes innocents who simply don't get to tell their side of the story I considered this point of view for a long time because I didn’t find this book to be erotic or highly sexual Certainly the Grimm Brothers’ tales can be as dark as anything Hawes has offered here Perhaps Kirkus Reviews are comparing the tales to the G rated Disney versions In that case thenyes Hawe’s faerie world is “sinister and highly sexual”Instead of “sexual” however I would use the word “appetite” Hawe’s collection of tales shows human appetites in all their variations for money for fame for ease and yes for sexual connection as well as sexual gratification Further Hawes writes in tones as darkly lush and precious as any jewel pearls or noI recommend this book on its own literary merits but if I still haven’t convinced you to read it consider this I have one good reason for you to read this book The illustration of the Pied Piper of Hamlin makes any imagining of Edward Cullen seem like a toad faced bottom dweller Rebecca Guay’s illustrations make these black pearls truly luminous

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READ ç Black Pearls A Faerie Strand º [Reading] ➺ Black Pearls A Faerie Strand Author Louise Hawes – “ and they lived happily ever after” Remember the fairy tales you put away after you found that no princess is as beautiful as common sense and happy endings are just the beginningWell the old tal A Faerie Up Black Pearls brings you the stories of your childhood told in a way you’ve never heard before Instead of lulling you to sleep they’ll wake you up to the haunting sadness that waits just inside the windows of a gingerbread cottage the passion tha. A collection of the traditional fairy tales retold in a dark and twisted mannerDame Nigran’s Tower – This retelling of Rapunzel starts out strong with a great back story for the “witch” character but after building and building there is no dramatic resolution or any sort of climaxPipe Dreams – One of the best in the collection The Pied Piper story climbs and climbs in tension to the heart breaking conclusion that even though I knew was coming I couldn’t stop myself from anxiously turning each pageMother Love Pardon the expression but it gets down to the “bare bones” of the story of Hansel and Gretel It’s gruesomeAshes – Cinderella turns out to be both blood thirsty and rather simple minded This might work as expanded into novel formEvelyn’s Song – Again starts out strong by exploring the back story of a character in this case the singing harp in the beanstalk story but falters towards the end with a somewhat meh endingDiamonda – A sad story of a love unreturned Naked – One of the best here the lady Godiva story is retold into one of love and forgiveness A beautiful love story of a husband and wife rediscovering their love