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Book Reviews: Snow White, Blood Red + The Rook

Snow White, Blood Red edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

A self proclaimed collection of adult fairy tales that bite. But they’re just boring and over wrought. This was the 1st of 6 books.

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

A woman awakens in a London park, she has amnesia, is surrounded by dead people and there is a letter in her pocket from herself. She learns she used to be Myfanwy Thomas who was told by psychics that someone would erase her mind.

Myfanwy worked for the Checquy Court, a secret institution that guards against supernatural threats. And now the amnesia stricken Myfanwy must return to her old job, rebuild her personality, stop a supernatural threat and identify the traitor in the Checquy Court. This is good, an enjoyable and funny tale of psychics, adventure, body horror and evil Belgians.

Best Lines:
“Here’s your little girlie paper bag to have a nice little girlie vomit if you feel the need.”

“Why are we whispering?”
“Because I’m concerned that eldritch forces will rip my face off.”
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