I’m obsessed with books that have short stories in them. This book has done that to me. I want to read more like this book.
Ayama and the Thorn Wood: This story is about an unwanted daughter and an unwanted prince that’s half wolf and other things. He has horns and is locked under the castle for a majority of his life. This story is one of my favorites. I think it’s because it’s the first story in the book.
The story was slow to start but it didn’t lose my interest. I was throughly invested in this story and I absolutely love the ending.
The Too Clever Fox: When I met Leigh Bardugo a few months ago, she said that this story would be Kaz’s favorite, so I was excited to get to this story. It was a cute story and I definitely saw the twist coming. But it’s about a fox that’s always getting himself in and out of situations. It was a cute story, not one of my favorites but I still liked it.
The Witch of Duva: This story was by far the most fucked of them all. I’m not sure how to review this story without giving away spoilers, but this one was… in terms of something that could actually happen, this story has a factor in it that could, well, actually happen.
Little Knife: This story was my second favorite. I was mad at how Yeva’s father was treating her, but I LOVE the way the story ended. LOVED IT.
The Soldier Prince: It took me a while to start this story, but once I did, I was sucked in. The story gave me a strong feeling of Pinocchio, only a little darker. It also reminded me of my childhood when I played with my toys and we went on adventures together. I liked this story a lot more than I thought I would.
When Water Sang Fire: Do not get me started on this story. DO NOT. I had a feeling this one would be my favorite just because Angel, my writing buddy, her favorite is this story. And plus, mermaids. Who doesn’t love mermaids?
This story is the longest one in the whole book. It’s about 90 pages long. I read it in one sitting because you can’t just stop reading this story. It’s about betrayal and finding yourself. I’m absolutely IN LOVE with Ulla. Everything about this story is perfection. I want a story about Ulla after the story ends. I want more of her.