Review ~ Fractured Fables by Alix E. Harrow

Posted February 27, 2024 by Melissa in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review ~ Fractured Fables by Alix E. HarrowFractured Fables by Alix E. Harrow
Narrator: Amy Landon
Published by Macmillan Audio on February 13, 2024
Genres: Fantasy
4 Stars
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Follow professional fairy-tale fixer Zinnia Gray as she helps women get the endings they deserve! First, Sleeping Beauty in A Spindle Splintered, fractured and reimagined. And then, Snow White's Evil Queen in A Mirror Mended!

In A Spindle Splintered, it's Zinnia Gray's twenty-first birthday. When she was young, an industrial accident left her with a rare condition and no one who has it has lived to twenty-two.

Her best friend is intent on making Zin's last birthday special with a full sleeping beauty experience, complete with a tower and a spinning wheel. But when Zinnia pricks her finger, she finds herself cast into another world, with another sleeping beauty, just as desperate to escape her fate.

Then, in A Mirror Mended, Zinnia discovers there’s more than one person trapped in a story they didn’t choose. Snow White's Evil Queen has found out how her story ends and she's desperate for a rewrite. Will Zinnia accept the queen's poisonous request for a rewrite and save them both from the hot iron shoes that wait for them? Or will she try another path?

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Fractured Fables is a compilation of two novellas into one book. The stories included are A Spindle Splintered and A Mirror Mended. Alix E. Harrow has such a unique writing style and I just love it so much. This is a light, quick read that will entertain you. I knew I had to grab it when I saw it was hers and that it was a fairy tale retelling.

The first half of our book is A Spindle Splintered. It is a Sleeping Beauty retelling about Zinnia Gray. A woman turning 21 and for her birthday her best friend throws her a Sleeping Beauty party. Little did they know that the spinning wheel would take her to another world. One where another Sleeping Beauty needs some help. Zinnia must beat the curse, save the princess and somehow find her way back home.

The last half of our book is A Mirror Mended. This is still about Zinnia Gray but this time around we have the Evil Queen from the Snow White story in the mix. She has gotten her hands on a book of fairy tales and has found out how her storyline ends and of course wants her ending changed. Zinnia and the queen team up because they might be each other’s only hope.