- This whole series cracks me up – I love Mercedes Lackey’s style of writing and the fact that the series is based on re-told fairy tales doesn’t hurt.
Summary from GoodReads
The magic continues in “New York Times”-bestselling author Lackey’s enchanting new story from the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series. A beauty must battle some beasts before she rescues her prince.
There are times a girl just needs to have some mindless fun. When those times hit me I head straight for this series.
Beginning with The Fairy Godmother and working all the way through various fairy tales these books by Mercedes Lackey never fail to make me laugh, coo a little bit in romantic bliss, and feel as if I’ve done something that is decadently delicious when I close the cover. These aren’t serious literature and that’s a good thing. I’ve read the Grimm’s Fairy Tales and the Romantic Fairy Tales by Teick, Fouque, and Brentano. So when I picked up Beauty and the Werewolf, I delighted in the fact that I was about to dive into complete silliness and fun.
And I wasn’t disappointed. While Beauty wasn’t my favorite of the series (One Good Knight holds that honor), I still thoroughly enjoyed the book. Honestly, I think I’d enjoy any book in this series as long as it contains my beloved unicorns, which had me snorting with laughter yet again.
This is a great series to give, or to read, or both! Perfect for the people in your life that you want to introduce to fantasy, and perfect for those days when you need just a little pick-me-up.
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