Once Upon a Curse: Stories and Fairy Tales for Adult Readers by Peter Beagle (Author), Nancy Kress (Author), Cindy Lynn Speer (Author), Patricia Wrede (Author), Imogen Howson (Author), Lucy Snyder (Author), Siobhan Carroll (Author), Anna Kashina (Author) is temporarily discounted to 99 cents. The paperback, released this past December, is $16.95. And as the title states, this is not a children's or YA book, unlike the rest I've shared the last few days. Judging from the author list, this doesn't mean the book is erotica or the like, just grown-up themes. The reviews have said it was overall acceptable for YA readers.
“Gorgeous, haunting, and a wonder to read” – San Francisco Book Review
“An appealing way to rediscover the classic tales” – Publishers Weekly
“A beautiful addition to the adventurous fairy tale fan’s shelf” – Portland Book Review
STEP INTO THE WORLD OF MYTH AND MAGIC…
Fair maidens, handsome princes, witches, and fairy godmothers all show their dark and dangerous side in this anthology inspired by myths and fairy tales, retold by some of the best authors in this generation and by some upcoming new talents. Told with a dark twist, focused on the lure of the gorgeous evil, this collection will take the readers on a wild ride through magical realms of Ancient Greece, old Russia, medieval Europe, and modern day America.