review / Tess Talks Fairy Tales

Review: Drown by Esther Dalseno

This beautifully-written twisted retelling of The Little Mermaid was absolutely glorious, probably my favourite fairy tale retelling (unless we’re still calling the Throne of Glass series a Cinderella retelling) and the first modern mermaid book I have actually read all the way through. If you’re a mermaid wannabe like myself and having trouble picking up … Continue reading

Tess Talks Fairy Tales

Most Memorable and/or Fucked Up Fairy Tales: The Twelve Brothers

In the year I’ve been running the Tess Talks Fairy Tales series on this blog, I realize I haven’t really talked about Grimm’s all that much, which is an oversight that must be corrected immediately. Luckily, my Christmas present to myself was Jack Zipes’ new translation of Grimm’s, featuring previously unpublished material. I had inadvertently … Continue reading