The Asylum for Fairy-tale Creatures by Sebastian Gregory is a new release this week, part of Harlequin's Carina ebook only line. Which means the book is priced to sell digitally, currently at $3.20.
According to the positive reader reviews, the book eventually focuses on Red Riding Hood in a asylum, blaming her grandmother's death on a wolf, but no one believes her. Lots and lots more fairy tale characters and tropes appear in the story, so it should be fun for those who like to play "name that fairy tale" games in their pleasure reading. Or non-pleasure reading. But isn't all fairy tale reading, pleasure reading?
Once upon a nightmare…
Long ago, in a land where imagination meets the darkest nightmares, they built the asylum. Surrounded by a forest of thorns, it holds the most twisted minds in the fairy tale kingdom: a terrible collection of evil creatures and forgotten souls. Imprisoned within its walls, they are doomed to spend forever after telling their tales… and serving as a warning to others.
Now, you are invited to accompany Blood Red Riding Hood into the depths of this strange place – where you will meet its even stranger inhabitants. But be warned: walls this thick were built to withstand the darkest magic… so once you’re inside, you might just find yourself living horribly ever after… and wishing you were indeed in a land far, far away.
Praise for Sebastian Gregory
‘Every now and then you come across a book that blows you away, this is one of those books. ...it reminded me of a scarier Angela Carter...you have to read it, just do it in daylight!’ – Nicky Peacock