You make candles from stubs of other candles. You like light in your room to read. Gillian wants thick warm yellow fabric, soft as butter. Lila prefers cold. All icy blues. Their dresses made to measure. No expense spared. And dancing slippers. One night’s wear and out the door like ash. You can’t even borrow their cast-offs. You wear a pair of boots got from a child. Of sturdy stuff, that keeps the water out and gets you around.
Bewitched retellings of thirteen classic fairy-tales with brave and resilient heroines. Tales of blood and intrigue, betrayal and enchantment from a leading Irish YA author.
With 13 stunning black and white illustrations by new Irish illustrator Karen Vaughan.
How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review
Genre: Fairy-tale Retellings
Reasons to read:
- Exquisite inside and out. Visually Tangleweed and Brine is a book that want to own for the beautiful cover, the feel and layout – never mind the illustrations, which are marvellous. Karen Vaughan really captures the feel of each story in her art.
- Each story is unique, the inspiration might be familiar but you won’t remember The Little Mermaid ending quite like that before.
- Karen Vaughan writing style for these stories is ideal. My personal recommendation would be to read them one at a time before bed.