on Aug. 6, 2013 :
A fantastic modern twist on a classic tale. It's fun, witty, and amusing.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)