Saturday, November 17, 2012

Review: Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses by Ron Koertge

Title: Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses
Author: Ron Koertge
Series: None
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release Date: July 10, 2012
ISBN13: 9780763644062
Format: hardcover
Genre: YA, fantasy retellings, dark
Source: borrowed from library
Yes it's blue and Yes it tickles and Yes he's had a lot of wives and nobody knows what happened to them

but he's fun at the party and omigod that castle!

Once upon a time, a strung-out match girl sold CDs to stoners. Twelve impetuous sisters escaped Daddy’s clutches to jiggle and cavort and wear out their shoes. Bluebeard's latest wife discovered she'd married a serial killer. And Little Red Riding Hood confessed that she kind of wanted to know what it's like to be swallowed whole.

You see, Ron Koertge knows what really happened to all those wolves and maidens, ogres and orphans, kings and piglets of fairy tales, and he knows about the Ever After. So come closer--he wants to whisper in your ear.
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