The Fairy Tale Trap

Rated 4.00/5 based on 6 reviews
A beautiful girl falls in love with a beast. Ivy’s heard the story before, but now it’s a reality. More

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About Emily Casey

Emily is a writer from Tallahassee who chases two crazy kids around the house all day before collapsing in front of her computer.

She writes everything from fairy tales to zombies, from middle grade to young adult. Emily writes what's exciting to her and just hopes someone else out there likes it.

Other little tid-bits: Emily's a dog person (he has a German Shepherd named Guybrush), she likes to run (and ran her first half marathon while 4 months pregnant) and majored in Psychology (which explains why she's a little nuts) at Florida State with a minor in English (which explains the whole writing thing).


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A beautiful girl falls in love with a beast. Ivy’s heard the story before, but now it’s a reality.

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Review by: Cami Madsen on Aug. 6, 2013 :
A fantastic modern twist on a classic tale. It's fun, witty, and amusing.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Review by: André Dias on Dec. 20, 2012 :
When one looks at the premises, you would say that this book was inspired by ABC's Drama, Once Upon a Time, clearly gluing itself to the series premises of a fairy tale revamp. However, the story is strikingly different from the show, as it finds one character - Ivy Thorn - finding her way through one of the most familiar fairy tales - Beauty and The Beast. And, for one, doesn't feature the clichéd (clichéd because it works!) history of a savior but, yes, the story of a young girl/boy trapped as a result of an evil character's machinations and self-amusement.

Smart, funny, and with the tiny - not so tiny - bit of sarcasm to make Ivy the most lovable person in the world, The Fairy Tale Trap traps itself around your hand, as you clung to know whatever deviations and dangers Ivy will have to thorn away in order to get back, preferably save, home.
(reviewed 57 days after purchase)
Review by: James Darcey on June 27, 2012 :
Ivy is a typical teenage girl who just happens to have a phobia about mirrors. In the midst of a ton of stress from things well out of her control, a mischievous pixie gives her one more reason to hate mirrors. She is pulled into a world she has even less control over than her normal life.
Emily Casey does a fine job of bringing Ivy into the realization that not everything is about her. She manages to weave the traditional fairy tale elements into a reality that takes the reader along for the ride.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
Review by: Independent Bookworm on June 1, 2012 :
It's a lovely story despite the fact that Ivy is a little unlikeable at the beginning. She's so preoccupied that she simply assumes the words of some of the other characters. Thankfully, the author made her realize she was wrong. It was a fun read too, and it twisted one of my most favored fairy tales. I'm looking forward to the sequels, because I don't think the little elf-gnome-pixie-whatever will leave her alone.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
Review by: Jennifer Gotfredson on Jan. 10, 2012 :
I thought this was a unique and fun idea. I think Emily did a good job with her first novel. I'm excited to see her grow as an author.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Robert Marion on Dec. 19, 2011 :
One part classic "Beauty and the Beast", one part modern coming-of-age. "The Fairy Tale Trap" is a tense tale with humor and heart. Ivy is a character any reader can latch onto and root for.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
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