What if all mirrors were portals and wishes were like curses?
Tales of the Mirrors is a set of 5 short fairytale retellings:
- To Thaw a Heart – a Snow Queen retelling with a Romanov curse;
- To Make a Wish – a twisty mashup of Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Anastasia, the Frog Prince, Hans & Greta and other fairytales;
- To Kiss a Frog – the Frog Prince retelling;
- To Kill a Beast – Belle’s jilted huntsman’s HEA;
- To Cure a Curse – a Belle & Beast retelling.
Grizelda the witch from Cinders (aka Marina the Goddess of Fate from Charm) takes center stage in this set, meddling through the consequences of her wish. Belle and the vainest bachelor of the village make an appearance as well. You might remember the silver and bronze mirrors from Cinders, the iron one from Ash and the golden one from Charm. Or get introduced to them here.
These short stories link to the author’s other books, but are related standalones that can be read separately as small soundbites and enjoyed by both young adult and new adult audiences. If you’re a fan of Roald Dahl and Sarah Pinborough’s twisted tales, this should be up your alley.