Ravenous by MarcyKate Connolly was released last month. It is a companion to last year's Monstrous which I have not featured on the blog since it is more of a Frankenstein inspired story although the reviews say there are many fairy tale elements within.
This new book retells Hansel and Gretel in a way that sounds like a cross with the Snow Queen and other tales where sisters rescue brothers. And the witch obviously has some Baba Yaga elements to her.
So looks like fun for readers who like to identify their fairy tale bits and pieces!
For fans of tales by the Brothers Grimm, this novel, inspired by the fairytale "Hansel and Gretel," is a riveting and wholly original story of an epic quest and a heroine who will stop at nothing to save the one she loves most. A companion to the author's Monstrous, it will be enjoyed by fans of that book as well as readers who are new to this fully imagined and rich world. Also includes a bonus story, Precious, a prequel to both Monstrous and Ravenous.
A witch has come to the city of Bryre. She travels in a hut that has chicken feet, and she's ravenous for children.
When the witch captures Hans, Greta's little brother, Greta refuses to let her have him. The two strike up a bargain. Greta will retrieve something the witch desires in exchange for her brother's freedom.To get the prize Greta must travel to Belladoma—a city where she was once held captive. With the help of a new friend, Dalen, a magical half-boy and half-horse, Greta embarks on the journey and tries to overcome both foes and her own weaknesses.