Vanity is a crime and Cinderella must wear a mask. The big bad wolf puts on an armored suit to battle extraterrestrials. Rapunzel is forced to claim her throne and right the wrongs of the past. Snow White goes insane in a world where corporations have torn down the forests. Three siblings cross a bridge in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. In a genetically altered society, one different girl will be hunted for her imperfections…
Proudly created by the authors of Dystopian Ink, Once Upon A Dystopia: An Anthology of Twisted Fairy Tales and Fractured Folklore contains twenty stories of fairy tale and folklore retellings that explore dystopian influence in literature. From Science Fiction based futures to Fantasy kingdoms, the message is clear:
One person’s utopia is another’s hell.
My Review: 5 STARS
I picked this up because I’m a big fan of dystopian stories and the idea of a whole anthology of them appealed to me. I adore the stories, all of them have their own spin on how things had gone down, some leaving me wanting to know more, some making me wish they were a first chapter of a whole story. I was taken to fairytale lands and onwards, it was an amazing experience and extremely hard to put down. Overall an amazing read and one I recommend to all those who love a good snippet of dystopian fiction!