Belle Noir: Tales of love and Magic by Ava Zavora
Publisher: Self Published
Publication date: June 3rd, 2013
Enter a world of dark beauty…
This collection of enchanting and disturbing stories ranging from fantasy to speculative fiction will leave you spellbound! (Includes retellings of Beauty and the Beast)
Transfigured - The Beast has changed back to a handsome prince, yet Beauty finds out that although some curses may be broken, they are never completely destroyed.
No Loyal Knight and True – In this modern-day retelling of Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott, a boyhood encounter with an odd girl who lives in a tower alters the course of Ryan’s destiny.
Belle Noir – Young Jane flees from her abusive father into a seemingly perfect marriage only to find that the darkest hearts are never revealed until it is too late.
Grotesque - A woman hardened by a difficult past witnesses a horrifying tragedy and undergoes a magical transformation.
Mirabilis (A Novelette) - Rosaria's life changes the day the veiled and mysterious Lord Devlin hires her to cure him of a terrible curse.
***Some stories contain mature subject matter. 18+***
I'd like to thank Ava for giving me this chance to review her book in exchange for an honest review.
This is a collection of short fairytale stories. I don't often read anthologies before, so I wasn't sure what to expect.
I was pleasantly surprise at how unique these stories were. They gave you a general idea for different things, but Ava then took on her own twist to it.
These stories deal with many issues and aspects which also are personal and relate to real life. From heartbreak, family, with adding magic to the equation.
Each story has a different style and theme. With strong characters, great storyline and even romance to boot, this collection of stories is worthy to be up there with any other fantasy anthology that's currently out in the literary world.
Ava found a way to bring me into such exciting and extraodinary worlds to the point you just want to keep reading and see where the story takes you.
If you like fairytales and fantasy, then this one is for you.