Kissing the Witch

Kissing the Witch

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Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins by Emma Donoghue is a collection of short stories originally published in 1993. This book was nominated for the James Tiptree Jr. Award.
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  • Ashley Myers
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I bought this book really enjoyed it. It has an imaginative way of retelling fairy tells. Its a pretty quick read as well. Would recommend for girls over the age of 14 or 15."
  • Johnny Fernandez
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "What an interesting twist for a fairy tale book. Ms. Donoghue takes traditional fairy tales and spins them over to create new and interesting tales. In her Cinderella version, Cinderella is not interested in marrying her prince; in Beauty and the Beast the beast turns out to be a woman; in Rapunzel, she's blind and does not wish to flee with the prince; in Hansel and Gretel, Gretel is impaired and does not wish to leave the witches' house; in her Snow White version there are no dwarfs and Snow White prefers to go back to her stepmother than to live with her prince. There are also tales I could not recognize, but were delightful just as well."
  • Christina Santos
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is a very interesting composition of a few short stories. It will keep you submerged in them and you will not want to stop reading them. These fairy tales are full of heroes and adventures. If this is what you like you will want to read this."
  • Cheryl Cook
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is an assortment of fairy tales. This is a wonderful set of classic children's stories that includes many original ideas mixed with modern thought. This book makes for great bed-time reading. "
  • Harry Pierce
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I just finished reading Kissing the Witch and really liked it. I think it's one of the best LGBT-themed short story collection for young adults that I have read. It's a really easy read and I just couldn't put it down. "
  • Diana Banks
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Emma Donoghue rewrites a handful of fairytales and ruins them. Comes across as perverted and dark. Not interesting and not worth the time to read. "
  • Ronald Henderson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a great group of stories and a good fit for females exploring their sexuality. If you're uncomfortable with that then you may want to take a pass. A lot of lighthearted fun and adventure!"
  • Denise Reid
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book was really good! It was a great twist on your average "witch" tale. I like how it combined the ancient topic of witches with modern day homosexuality. "
  • Brandon Vasquez
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Found this book to be overly lesbian. I wasn't particular bothered by it being about lesbians as I was the plot being saturated with homosexual romance and lifestyles. I understand what the author is trying to accomplish, and it would have been a great story if the plot wasn't so watered down. Nonetheless, it was a good story and well written; it was an interesting read."
  • Angela Martin
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "great read! offers a different view on fantasy novels and its a great story as well"
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