Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan

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Read Tangleweed and Brine Online Free - A collection of twelve dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairytales are given a witchy makeover, not for the faint-hearted, from one of Ireland's leading writers for young people. 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.

Title : Tangleweed and Brine
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ISBN : 1910411922
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 180 pages


Emer rated it ★★★★★

December 09, 2017

Tangleweed and Brine is without a doubt the best YA short story collection I have ever read. The writing is sumptuous. There is no better word to describe it. It is dark and subversive but in the best way possible. The stories are almost stark. Bare. But it's this terse writing style that actuall...

Dannii rated it ★★★★★

August 07, 2017

Tangleweed and Brine is an anthology of thirteen tales of darkness and disorder featuring the gorgeously eerie illustrations of Karen Vaughan. Based on the writings of the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault, these fantastical re-imaginings transcend the conventional image of the female, immortal...

Kath Elizabeth rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 18, 2018

I feel terrible DNFing this. I want so badly to like it. I've tried so hard over the past few days to get into it, but its taken me nearly a week to read 80 pages and I have seriously slogged through those. This is just not for me. Tangleweed and Brine is a collection of short fairytale retellings...

Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

January 05, 2018

1st read - September 2017 2nd read - January 2018 Tangleweed and Brine is a collection of thirteen feminist fairytale retellings written by Deirdre Sullivan and beautifully illustrated by Karen Vaughan. Even as an ebook it's a gorgeous book but I really think I'm going to have to invest in a hardba...

Bee rated it ★★★★☆

October 14, 2017

Upgrading my rating to 4.5 stars - I loved putting the review together and it's made me realise that, despite my extremely minor quibble, I really enjoyed reading this! Uuuugggh, this anthology of feminist fairy-tale retellings was awesome! It told me so long to read it, because, like some other...

Mary rated it ★★★★★

September 07, 2017

INCREDIBLE. Poetry. I want to tell you everything and I don't want to tell you anything. You must read this.

Aoife rated it ★★★★☆

December 10, 2017

Tangleweed and Brine is a fascinating retelling of the childhood fairytales we all know and love, in which the female characters are stronger, darker and more complex than ever before. I really enjoyed the majority of the stories and how the characters got a different kind of voice than I’ve seen...

Sigourney rated it ★★★★★

October 05, 2017

‘The future isn’t written, till you write it.’ – Riverbed I’m not sure I can express how incredible a collection this is. Tangelweed and Brine is a feminist masterpiece, Sullivan has taken the fairy tales we know and love and turned them on their heads, subverting what we have always known to be...

Anna rated it ★★★★★

September 11, 2017

A wonderful retelling of fairytales from a woman's perspective. This book explores the known tales of women from witches to queens and ordinary, extraordinary girls that populate these familiar tales. However, these are not the nice and comfortable tales of childhood - there is a thread of darkne...

Aoife rated it ★★★★★

September 15, 2017

A stunning collection of fairytale retellings that sends shivers down your spine and sets your heart to aching. The prose is vivid, lyrical, and poetic -- exactly what you'd expect from a writer like Deirdre Sullivan. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

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