Bonded

Bonded

by Michelle Davidson Argyle

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ISBN-13: 9781936850655
Publisher: Rhemalda Corporation
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

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Bonded 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jdavid28 More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved all three stories! Although they are inspired by familiar fairy tales, don't expect these to come straight out of your childhood memories. The author wrote more true the time period in which the stories were written, and are more true to the original Grimm fairy tales than to the Disney stories, which means they are darker, and also more suspenseful. Overall, I loved all three, you won't be disappointed!
emilyd121 More than 1 year ago
This collection was beautiful. I enjoyed every page! THIRDS was probably my favorite of the three. Maybe partially because I had been unfamiliar with the original story (I looked it up in the Grimm's collection afterward), but I found it fascinating and captivating. It's full of magic, betrayal, and overcoming adversity. SCALES was so different than what I was expecting from a Sleeping Beauty prequel - in a good way. It was very unique and enjoyable. I felt for and connected with each of the characters in turn. Overall, a great read! If you love fairytales, fantasy, or a great story, this is the collection for you!
Friz4 More than 1 year ago
When I think about fairy tales, I think about happy endings with true love conquering all. <i>Bonded</i> takes what you've always thought about fairy tales and gives it a major shakeup. There isn't always a happy ending, and evil is not always conquered. Such a unique twist that really takes you places you never considered. I was able to read <i>Cinders</i> back in 2010 when Michelle originally self-published it. The story was so different from any Cinderella story I'd ever read. It definitely goes against the happily-ever-after idea ingrained in my brain, but it was captivating. Michelle has a way with words, and I didn't want to put it down. I was very excited for Michelle when she announced that Rhemalda Publishing would be publishing it along with two other fairy tale inspired novellas. The Grimm's fairy tale One-Eye, Two-Eyes, Three-Eyes isn't one I'm familiar with, but I really like what Michelle did with it. <i>Thirds</i> took me on an emotional roller coaster ride. The way Issina's family treats her is heartbreaking. The mystery involved about her past and her power was intriguing, and the romance was sweet. <i>Thirds</i> has a happy ending (yay!), and left me thinking about the importance of familial relationships. The first thing I noticed about <i>Scales</i> was its sweet dedication. Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite Disney cartoons, but I will admit that I've never thought about why the evil fairy was evil. Serina's story brought about a lot of emotions. I was left torn between wanting more and just sad because there is nothing left of the Serina we came to know. Even though the hope for Serina was gone, she at least set some things in motion that redeemed her (at least in my mind). A very touching story!