Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Opal by Kristina Wojtaszek

White as snow, stained with blood, her talons black as ebony...

In this retwisting of the classic Snow White tale, the daughter of an owl is forced into human shape by a wizard who’s come to guide her from her wintry tundra home down to the colorful world of men and Fae, and the father she’s never known. She struggles with her human shape and grieves for her dead mother—a mother whose past she must unravel if men and Fae are to live peacefully together.

Trapped in a Fae-made spell, Androw waits for the one who can free him. A boy raised to be king, he sought refuge from his abusive father in the Fae tales his mother spun. And when it was too much to bear, he ran away, dragging his anger and guilt with him, pursuing shadowy trails deep within the Dark Woods of the Fae, seeking the truth in tales, and salvation in the eyes of a snowy hare. But many years have passed since the snowy hare turned to woman and the woman winged away on the winds of a winter storm leaving Androw prisoner behind walls of his own making—a prison that will hold him forever unless the daughter of an owl can save him.

My Review:  May 6, 2013   Giveaway ~

OpalOpal by Kristina Wojtaszek
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I won and received an autographed copy of this book in a giveway on goodreads. The story goes back and fourth between telling Prince Androws story to the girl princess who has no name as yet because she was an owl turned to her real human self after her mothers death. When she is reunited with her father she gets her name. I liked the fairy tale feel of the book, it is about the fae and human world combined. I am not used to short story reads as of yet but I really enjoyed this book. I look forward to reading more books by Kristina Wojtaszek.

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