Companion Book Reviews: The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl & The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath by Ishbelle Bee

Companion Book Reviews: The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl & The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath by Ishbelle Bee

I recently discovered author Ishbelle Bee's writing through Angry Robot when I fell madly in love with the covers of her books. I wanted to know more about these tales. After reading both, I can easily say that the reader is transported like Alice in Wonderland, into a madcap adventure where fantasy, a bit of dark fairytale and humor entertain. Written for adults, Ishbelle Bee creates her Victorian fantasy wielding a deadly sword in one hand and enchanted pen in the other. Be warned. Danger and enchantment go hand in hand here, so tread carefully.

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Book Review: MECHANICA by Betsy Cornwell

Book Review: MECHANICA by Betsy Cornwell

What a completely refreshing take on Cinderella! MECHANICA is set in a kingdom that once lived side-by-side with the Fey, whose magic infused their daily lives until a brutal attack by Fey assassins killed their Queen and eldest son. Now, the Fey are banished and is magic forbidden. Yet, it lingers in the oddest places and this is where our heroine, young Nicolette (Nick), enters the story and gives the reader a look at author Betsy Cornwell's world where Steampunk and Fey collide in a wonderful retelling of the favorite fairy tale Cinderella.

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