Saturday, May 1, 2021

REVIEW: Fairytales from Verania by TJ Klune - 4.5 stars

Posted by HelloJennyReviews at 11:00 AM

Title: Fairytales From Verania

Genre: Fantasy

Author: TJ Klune


New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune invites you back to the land of Verania in a new collection of short stories starring the beloved characters from the Tales of Verania series.

In the opening story—The Unicorn in the Tower—Gary is a princess trapped in a stone tower by the evil Lady Tina DeSilva, who plans on sacrificing him on the first full moon after his eighteenth birthday. With help from his friends—a bird named Tiggy and a mangy weasel called Sam—Gary interviews potential suitors to rescue him and love him above all others, as he so rightly deserves.

The Unicorn in the Tower is followed by Sam and the Beanstalk, wherein a poor farm boy exchanges his family’s bull for magical beans and the promise of treasure in the sky. But when he climbs the beanstalk, Sam finds things are not as he expected them to be.

The Good Boy sees Todd and his immaculate ears taking center stage. When Todd’s father dies, he leaves his son in the care of his evil stepmother and two stepsiblings who live to make Todd’s life a living hell. It’s not until the household receives an invitation to attend a ball for the mysterious Sir that Todd begins to wish for a life beyond what he knows.

David’s Dragon, the final—and only canonical—tale, is set a thousand years before the rise of the Dark wizard Myrin. It begins simply: a lonely boy in a small village befriends a dragon. What follows is a story of love and sacrifice, hope and heartbreak, and what it means to earn your place amongst the stars.

Welcome back to Verania. It’s going to be a hell of a ride.

Publisher: BOATK Books

Publication: April 27th 2021

Cover Rating: 5/5

Reading Format: Owned eBook

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The first story is what kept the rating from 5 stars. The first story just seemed so off the wall ridiculous and in your face. I almost didn’t finish the book. I’m glad I did though. 

I will say that I haven’t read the other books in the series and that may be why the first story was so weird for me. 

After that, the book seemed to get better with each story. The last story was my favorite and was heartbreaking. 

Overall 4.5 stars


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