I spent this weekend in Oz with the characters from Sky Sommers‘ brand new release, Ash: Crooked Fates, so I thought I’d invite you to join me as I skip down the yellow brick road.
If you’re looking for a fun, light-hearted read to whisk you away to a fairy tale land and make you laugh out loud, this is the book. Sky’s witty, irreverent sense of humour is almost Monty Python-esque at times, so if you love that style of comedy you’ll definitely love this series.
One of my favourite kinds of story is the ‘behind-the-scenes of a well-known tale, what really happened’ type of thing – think Lion King 1.5 where Timone and Pumba tell the story from their side (if you haven’t watched it, it’s a delight). This is exactly that, only ten times better, because Sky has combined classic fairy tales (Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast) with the fae, and chucked in a dark angel for good measure, and woven them all into a modern retelling of the Wizard of Oz with added humour (the thing missing from most fairy tales, I find).
This is the third in a series, but all can be read as standalone novels, you just might miss out on a bit of context. Suitable for teens and adults alike.
Snap up the ebook up on Amazon for just 99c/77p and spend a few happy hours with a Beast dressed as the cowardly lion, a fae prince trapped inside a tin suit, and a dark angel masquerading as a brainless scarecrow as they escort Ellie to meet her absent father, Oz the Great and Terrible.
The other thing I’ve been shouting about online this week is the release of Enchanted Kingdoms, an incredible collection of more than 20 novel-length fairytale-inspired stories by a group of bestselling and award winning indie authors. It’s been at the top of the charts all week and even got a shout out from the fabulous Jennifer L. Armentrout!
It’s still 99c on Amazon Kindle, but only if you move quickly, because the price is going back up to $9.99 very soon!
March is National Reading Month in the US and the 4th is World Book Day, so next month will be full of reading and writing and adding to my already vertiginous TBR. I’m most looking forward to reading The Invisible Life of Addie Larue, The Mask Falling and A Court of Silver Flames. What are you hoping to read next?