-Glenn Rolfe, ihorror.com
REMEMBER THOSE GRIMM BROTHERS? Dark fairy tales that made you leave the light on long before Disney sanitized them? Well, we certainly do! And now the MISTRESSES GRIMM take back the night, five female authors who will leave you shuddering deliciously. Get ready to leave the lights on again with five pieces of short fiction bringing the Grimm Brother's tales into the present. Be advised: these aren't your children's fairy tales!
GRIMM MISTRESSES contains the following tales:
• "The Night Air" by Stacey Turner
• "Little Dead Red" by Mercedes M. Yardley
• "Nectar" by Allison M. Dickson
• "Hazing Cinderella" by C.W. LaSart
• "The Leopard's Pelt" by S.R. Cambridge
***Released in celebration of Women In Horror Month 2015***
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Over the years I’ve discovered, bit by bit, that I have a weakness for fairy tale retellings, preferably with a dark element or an unusual twist. So when I was offered a copy of Grimm Mistresses, an anthology of fairy tale horror written by a collection of talented women, I couldn’t say no. It provided me some good and disturbing entertainment during a long bus ride across provinces. As is true in just about every short story collection, not always stories are equal. Some are better than others. Fortunately all the stories in here are good, and they work well to chill you and make you feel a little bit sickened, bringing forth that perfect horror feeling from the pit of your stomach. Though a warning to those who haven’t read this: some of the material is very disturbing and quite potentially quite triggering. These are not comfortable stories, even when you consider that they're dark fariy tale retellings. over all, this double-decker is worth reading, though it’s definitely a “your mileage may vary” kind of book. There’s some very disturbing material contained within its pages, but then, that’s entirely the point. Fairy tales were cautionary tales wrapped in entertainment long before they were sanitized “happily ever after” tales that most of us have grown up with, and this brings them back to form with a host of talented women at the wheel. If horror is your thing, then definitely grab a copy of Grimm Mistresses while you can, and be prepared to feel some gut-shaking spine-tingling horror while you read.