Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: Curse of the Thirteenth Fey by Jane Yolen, 2012 (July 7)

Okay, so for those of you who are new to this meme, here's how it works:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My current read is Curse of the Thirteenth Fey by Jane Yolen.

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
A reimagining of Sleeping Beauty from a master storyteller.
Gorse is the thirteenth and youngest in a family of fairies tied to the evil king's land and made to do his bidding. Because of an oath made to the king's great-great-ever-so-many-times-great-grandfather, if they try to leave or disobey the royals, they will burst into a thousand stars.
When accident-prone Gorse falls ill just as the family is bid to bless the new princess, a fairytale starts to unfold. Sick as she is, Gorse races to the castle with the last piece of magic the family has left--a piece of the Thread of Life. But that is when accident, mayhem, and magic combine to drive Gorse's story into the unthinkable, threatening the baby, the kingdom, and all.
With her trademark depth, grace, and humor, Jane Yolen tells readers the "true" story of the fairy who cursed Sleeping Beauty.
(304 pages)

Here's this week's teaser, from page 13:
Now, this story really begins with a Royal Bidding, and Royal Biddings always start the same way. Some idiotic prince or princess or other member of the royal family demands a charm or favor, and we must respond. We cannot do otherwise. It has been laid upon us as if it's a Curse, and it's my opinion it certainly is.

Let me know what you think of the book, and check back on Friday for my review!


  1. I haven't read Jane Yolen in years, but the teaser make me question why. Love the voice.

    1. I've only recently discovered Yolen's books, and I'm very excited to read more by her!

  2. I love this teaser and the blurb you shared has definitely left me intrigued. I will have to look for this one. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Literary Feline! It's definitely a very interesting book.

  3. This sounds really good. It's been a while since I read this genre. Might need to try this:)

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/07/07/teaser-tuesdays-121-morrigans-shadow/

    1. Yeah, it's a great book. Thanks for stopping by, Laura. :)

  4. Oh sounds fun. I haven't read this one, but I have read others by her.

    mine: https://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2015/07/06/teaser-tuesday-stories-of-the-raksura-volume-2/

    1. It is, it's a great book. Thanks for stopping by, Sonia!


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