Basically, anything by Leigh Bardugo is amazing and fascinating and takes you to other worlds so mesmerizing, you aren’t even terrified of getting lost. No. Instead, you’re terrified of coming back to the real world. Back to reality. Leigh Bardugo is one of the best at making a world, a universe that you don’t ever want to escape.
Each story was like a little taste. I wished some were longer, as I always wish for more from Leigh Bardugo. These were dark and creepy fairy tales that fit so perfectly into the Grisha-verse. Another book to come back to again and again.
To top it off, the illustrations are stunning. I loved watching them transform from page to page to the end of each individual story.
Ayama and the Thorn Wood
The Too-Clever Fox
The Witch of Duva
The Soldier Prince
When Water Sang Fire
They all deserve the typical 6/5 stars. Let’s face it, Leigh Bardugo is my favorite.
Rating: 5 captivating stars!!
Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.
Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.
Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.
Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.
This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.