The Fairytale Keeper

The Fairytale Keeper

by Andrea Cefalo

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BN ID: 2940014763424
Publisher: Scarlet Primrose Press
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Series: The Fairytale Keeper , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 268
File size: 502 KB

About the Author

Besides being a social media junkie, Andrea Cefalo is an award-winning author and blogger on Medieval Europe. The next three novels in The Fairytale Keeper series will debut in 2015 and 2016. She resides perched before her laptop in Greenville, South Carolina surrounded by her border collies and trusty husband.

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The Fairytale Keeper: Avenging the Queen 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
thebumblegirl on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The Fairytale Keeper series is definitely one that I am going to be following. Although, I do have some mixed feelings with the first book, in the end, I truly did enjoy it. Andrea Cefalo's writing flows quite nicely. The entire setting is quite pictures-tic and beautiful. The storytelling is easy to follow and enjoyable. And I immediately liked Adelaide, who her mother nicknamed Snow White because... "would that I had a child as white as snow, with lips as red as blood, and hair as black as the wood of the window frame." The book truly sticks to the summary - Adelaide's mother passes away from 'the fever' and because of the high number of deaths in the area, it is difficult to have a proper burial. The most disrespectful and saddest events take place during at this moment, which then leads to Adelaide and their city seeking justice against the corrupt 'government'. Adelaide's father, Ansel, is a shoemaker. And Galadriel, Adelaide's mother's cousin, is our Cinderella in this series. We all know what Cinderella went through before she became a princess, and in this book, her story just gets sadder. And then we have Ivo, Adelaide's childhood best friend turn boyfriend (fiance?). He is everything I expected him to be and more for Adelaide. Now, I do have an issue with this book, and it has to do with its cover. First, part of the title, "Avenging the Queen" - what Queen? I know that this book is part of a series, but there is no mention of any type of queen at all in this first book. It's a bit misleading; I was under the assumption that there was going to be a "wicked queen" in this story, and sadly, there was not. And also, the caption above the title, "Many called her Snow White, but few knew her as..." - no one called her Snow White. Adelaide mentions only her mother calling her Snow White, and how much she hated that her mother did call her that numerous times. But, she never mentions anyone else saying it and no others ever call her Snow White at any point of the story, not even her father.Perhaps, and I really hope, these are two things that will be addressed in future books/stories to the series.
MerryWifeofWindsor More than 1 year ago
Andrea Cefalo’s “The Fairytale Keeper: Avenging the Queen” was a refreshing and fascinatingly medieval take on a classic fairy tale. This book started off at a fast pace but I feel that it did drag at certain parts. Regardless of the pace of the story, the author wrote so beautifully and in such a descriptive way that I felt that I was there in the 13th century. In the protagonist, Adelaide (called “Snow White”), we find a strong heroine who has suffered great loss in the death of her mother and overcomes great obstacles. The plot was fairly steady and it kept me hooked from page one. While this was somewhat of a dark and twisted story, reminiscent of the infamous Grimm’s fairy tales, I was completely enchanted from beginning to end. This was my first time reading Andrea Cefalo and it was a very enjoyable read. I received “The Fairytale Keeper” in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars Reviewed by the Merry Wife of Windsor.
brookeblogs More than 1 year ago
The Fairytale Keeper by Andrea Cefalo is the first book in a wonderfully weaved historical fiction/fairytale retelling unlike any I've read before. The author does a masterful job of creating a unique spin on stories we've all heard before. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself quickly turning pages from the beginning and wanting to know what would happen in the story. I couldn't guess where the author was going to take us next, and I really like when that happens in a story. Things I enjoyed: -Adelaide was a strong, smart lead character. I liked her a lot. -The story line was unique and quite clever. -The settings were richly described. This was an enjoyable read for me and I'm glad I had the chance to read it. I will be reading book two in the series soon and I'm looking forward to it. I received a complimentary copy for review purposes, but this did not influence my review.
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
I love a good historical that captures me with a fairytale. In fact, in fairytale re-tales capture me no matter what. I loved the plot of the book. Told from a different point of view, the reader meets Snow White who's life is not what we expect. It's hard, it's messy, and you just want Snow White to come out on top after all is said and done. I liked that her life is depicted by anything that is not a fairy tale. She doesn't sing or make forest animals come to her instead she is living a hard knocked life. There is a love interest in the book that gave the book some balance. Since Snow White's life is so hard, as the reader, I yearn for some peaceful moments for her. In those stolen moments, she's smiles and is carefree. You can tell how easily her guard is let down and how much she enjoys her time with him. He as well is very much taken with her. It's enduring and wonderful to read. My only gripe about this book is the fairy tale all together. Other than the fact that Adelaide has fair skin, red lips, and black hair, I don't see or get the connection to Snow White. Yes, her life is tough, but it seems more of a historical romance other than a fairy tale re-tale. You know what I mean? The story is good, don't get me wrong. I just don't know what all of Adelaide life has to do with Snow White. Unless, the author is planning on writing a sequel to help make that connection much more stable, than I would love to read it to see how it will all come together. The Fairytale Keeper is a great book! Once in the shoes of Adelaide, the world building around her is magnificent. The emotional ride or life, lost, and love is solid. The reader is engulfed in a whole new world capture by a very vivid imagination. The Fairytale Keeper is fantastic!