Opal

Opal

by Kristina Wojtaszek

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ISBN-13: 9780615732664
Publisher: World Weaver Press
Publication date: 12/14/2012
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Kristina Wojtaszek grew up as a woodland sprite and mermaid, playing around the shores of Lake Michigan. At any given time she could be found with live snakes tangled in her hair and worn out shoes filled with sand. She earned a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Management as an excuse to spend her days lost in the woods with a book in hand. She currently resides in the high desert country of Wyoming with her husband and two small children. She is fascinated by fairy tales and fantasy and her favorite haunts are libraries and cemeteries.

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Opal 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Opal by Kristina Wojtaszek was such an interesting twist on the Snow White Fairytale.  Told in the point of view of the present and the past, the tale of two woman come together in the end. Opal is told in the point of view of a prince named Androw, who leaves his home to get away from his tyrant of a father, and goes into the dark woods in search of a fairytale that he remembers from his youth.  It is also told in the point of view of a woman who is not named until the end of the book, and follows her journey to understanding who she is and where she came from. I loved the emotion that poured out in this story.  The love of a mother, the love of son for his mother, the love of a daughter for a mother she never really knew.  I adored the twist of the Fae in this story.  Where in the “original” Snow White, she was surrounded by the seven dwarves, in Opal, the seven are actually fae guardians.  I also love the way in which the story of the woman who turned into a hare was incorporated into this story. I couldn’t quite understand why Eira does what she does when she thinks she’s protecting Androw.  Unless I totally missed something, I saw no reason for her to do the spell that she does. As Opal by Kristina Wojtaszek is a novella, the author does a fantastic job of rehashing the past and present, and mixing them together into an unforgettable tale.  I loved the way the element of magic was twisted into this tale, which had my imagination running wild.  Author, Kristina Wojtaszek’s descriptions of the faeries in Opal were enchanting and had me yearning to learn more about their world. Fans of fairytale retellings and stories involving Faeries will fall in love with Opal by Kristina Wojtaszek.  I can’t wait to see what she has planned next in her next installment, Obsidian.