Welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday! #T4T presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books!
Today, we will be showcasing two titles that will tickle your fancy, and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles! You just might find your next read!
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post …
This week, #T4T presents to you:
Title: Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes
Author: Nina Berry, Sarwat Chadda, Shannon
Delany, Max Scialdone, Karen Mahoney, Lisa Mantchev, Georgia McBride, C. Lee
McKenzie, Gretchen McNeil, K.M. Walton, Suzanne Young, Michelle Zink, Leigh
Fallon, Angie Frazier, Jessie Harrell, Nancy Holder, Heidi R. Kling, Suzanne
Lazear, Pam van Hylckama Vlieg ,Leah Cypess. Forward by Francisco X. Stork.
Pub. Date: October 16, 2012
Formats: Paperback, eBook
In this anthology,
20 authors explore the dark and hidden meanings behind some of the most beloved
Mother Goose nursery rhymes through short story retellings. The dark twists on
classic tales range from exploring whether Jack truly fell or if Jill pushed
him instead to why Humpty Dumpty, fragile and alone, sat atop so high of a
wall. The authors include Nina Berry, Sarwat Chadda, Leigh Fallon, Gretchen
McNeil, and Suzanne Young.
WHAT READER’S ARE SAYING:
“As a whole this is an inspired and enjoyable nibbler for those days leading up to Halloween. If you love dark retellings, especially when they involve murderous fiends there’s more than one here that will leave a wicked gleam in your eye.”~ Rhi Reading
authors. Twenty-two stories. Twenty-two rhymes. This is an anthology of
twenty-two Mother Goose Rhymes that will have you shuddering in your reading
nook, crying in public and looking over your shoulder during the day. These are
not the silly rhymes that you used to sing as a child or watch on Barney. These
are creepy tales with no happy endings (or bittersweet at the most). From
fantasy to paranormal, twenty-two authors dive into the dark side of Mother
Goose rhymes.”~ Dark Faerie Tales
The stories in this anthology are
dark & sometimes twisted retellings of nursery rhymes we all remember from
childhood. The stories are wonderful, not one leaves you bored. This is a book
I will definitely purchase a physical copy of. It is perfect for the YA readers
right now who crave worlds with a supernatural twist. The variety of this
collection is great; each author takes a completely different approach in their
re-telling..”~ Little Miss Trainwreck
Title: Very Superstitious:
Myths, Legends and Tales of Superstition
Author: Shannon Delany, Pab Sungenis,
Stephanie Kuehnert, Jennifer Knight, Mari Mancusi, Michelle E. Reed, Jackie
Morse Kessler, Dianne K. Salerni. Edited by Georgia McBride.
Pub. Date: March 17, 2015
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
As told by some of today’s most admired young adult
authors—and a few newbies—this charity anthology boasts stories that will
make readers scream, laugh, and tremble with fear, and all for a good
cause! Proceeds from the sale of the first 5,000 copies will be donated to the
SPCA International. Based on stories long-told by the campfire,
superstitions passed down through the generations, creatures who exist in
legend, literature, and film, and those myths that raise the hairs on the back
of our necks, these tales are sure keep readers up late at night with lamps lit
and covers over their heads.
WHAT READER’S ARE SAYING:
“A collection of spook-licious tales that will taunt, and in a few cases, tickle the
fear bone in any reader. “~ Author S.A Larsen
“VERY SUPERSTITIOUS is a fine anthology for fantasy readers looking for something
slightly creepy for Halloween reading.” ~In Bed With Books
“A timely collection for a good cause, with some delightful surprises, full of myths and superstitions, and a vast array of
stories that will make you laugh, cry and think.~ Books Bones & Buffy
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