Monday, 6 September 2010

Say My Name - A Book Review by Voodoo Bride

Say My Name by Tatiana Caldwell (e-book, novella)

What is it about:
Due to her father’s constant bragging, word of Anna Miller’s beauty and virtue piques the interest of King Thomas. Upon taking the boasting of her father too literally, the king of Grimbros imprisons Anna and threatens to kill her and her father if she fails to spin straw into gold.
A mysterious and sensual magical being finds himself drawn to the castle – and the beautiful Anna. He offers his help in exchange for the most intimate, precious gifts she could possibly give. Soon Anna finds herself wanting far more than just his help. But he threatens to consume her and all she holds dear.

Unless she says his name.

What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
This is an adult retelling of the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin and from the looks of the cover and by reading the description you might get the idea it's rather dark, but I found it quite the opposite. Say My Name is a hot, romantic, almost fluffy retelling and I really enjoyed it. It is a predictable story, both because it's a retelling and because the added storyline isn't that hard to see through, but I can't say I minded. If you're looking for something new and fresh, you might be disappointed, but those looking for a light, romantic fairy tale retelling will certainly find it in this story.

Why should you read it:
If you like fairy tale retellings I think you'll enjoy this novella


Nina said...

The cover really stands out and I would get it if I saw it at the bookstore! It does sounds really nice. ;)

Unknown said...

Been meaning to pick this one up since I saw it on Tyhitia's blog. Looks like a good one!


Sullivan McPig said...

@Jess: we read about this story following the link on your giveaway post.

Enbrethiliel said...


I'm very intrigued! Please thank Voodoo Bride for this review, Sully. ;-)

Fairy tale retellings are always fascinating, but this might be the first time I've read of one for Rumplestiltskin.

Demented Wench said...

My "To Read" list is becoming unmanageably long.

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Thanks *blush*