G off of specific fairy tales it does se the tropes of the genre in a way that creates a sort of fractured fairy tale feel For instance a princess who s parents lock her in a tower Beyond Band of Brothers until she s rescued by her true love Only in this case the princess was in the tower because her parents refused to believe she was aromantic asexual and didn t want to be married Luckily she gets some help from a dragonI don t think The Faerie Godmother s Apprentice Wore Green is being marketed as young adult but it would make for a good crossover It s certainly the sort of story I could have read and loved when I was younger A princess who doesn t fall in love with anyone Dragons I would have been thrilled I was still thrilled to read this as an adult but I also wish I d had it when I was a younger girl a familiar feeling foreer storiesThere s other things I liked about the story as well The writing style worked really well for me clear but a bit different from everyday language I also liked the bit about how our stories get changed to fit the dominate narrative The creation of history and how it departs from the realities is a concept I always love to see explored I would love stories set in this world or with these characters Unfortunately as far as I can tell the author doesn t have any other stories published It looks like she might have a couple of freebies p on her tumblr so I ll need to check out those I ll be watching for whatever she writes nextOriginally posted on The Illustrated Page This was a lovely surprise To be honest most of the short stories I read are average and I think that not many short stories are exceptionally good or that all authors who write splendid novels can also write great short stories So whenever I read one that is really good I get all excited This haha I realise I m not writing this awful long title so this it is again is a short story in a high fantasy setting and plays in a small village the whole time I think the world building is absolutely well done and the isolated backwards vibe of the village palpableI love the new and different take on dragons and how like in the blurb already mentioned not all is as it seems This part of the story is not only interesting but also well deliveredThe most important theme of this story is to accept yourself if you are different and that sometimes your happiness lies not at home but in a place where you can be yourself That s something both main characters either have learned a long time ago or have to come to the conclusion during the course of the bookUnfortunately I found out that this is the only story By The Author I the author I there were books in the same niverse or maybe even better a follow p to this story It s complete as it is but since it s a new beginning for one of the protagonists there could be much Well maybe I get lucky some time in the future crosses fingers and stalks author Readers looking for aromantic or lesbian characters should definitely check this outGenre high fantasyTags dragons aromantic MC lesbian MC villageleaving home and new startsRating 45 starsBlog Review for Just Love Romance A wonderful dragon positive high fantasy friendship story between a lesbian and an aro ace woman There s a lot going on and an aro ace woman There s a lot going on within the short scope of The Faerie Godmother s Apprentice Wore Green s novella length I admire the narrative s metaphors about how pain is sometimes too great to be contained and will have out to wreak destruction and about how outsiders who do not share our marginalizations will no doubt get our stories wrong as they pass out of our control and into legendThe story is told with visceral evocative writing that made everything easy to imagine both the beautiful and the terrifying I like the way the author draws you in to the stranger s suspicions without making them too obvious giving you time to feel suspicions of your own before you learn what she thinks is really happening in the villageFrivolous irrelevant. Ve it for them Instead they get a strange traveler in a ragged cloak they barely even notice at first. .
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right Hits all the tropes dragon princess fairy godmother Then turns them psideHits all the tropes dragon princess fairy godmother Then turns them pside And inside out Slick turns of event abound and there isn t a prissy moment anywhereDon t want to give any of the surprises away because you should savor them when you stumble onto them nawares but there s a snarky Princess Bride vibe going on here Styesville would be ite prosperous if one held mud to be of great monetary valueGather your sons and daughters around and read this aloud Expect to hear And then what happened Looking forward to Nicky Kyle s next endeavorI received this book in exchange for an honest review Unable to defend itself from the flames and ill intentions of a rampaging dragon the villagers of Styesville send out a reuest for a knight in shining armor to come rid them of their reptile problem Sadly no knights of any luminosity can be found What they do get is a stranger in a green cloak who brings with them the truth of old tales and choice for one of the villagersThe blurb to this book didn t have a whole lot of information in it so I didn t really have too big a clue as to what exactly this book was going to be about But I love dragons and this cover was delicious so I decided to read it anywaysWithout giving anything away I really liked this story It had several really nice twists and adored the take on dragons Uniue dragon stories are one of my sweet spotsI don t read many ff stories and to be honest I wasn t aware that this was one when I picked it p I am glad I did read it though The two MCs were nicely written and I loved the Way They Interacted I they interacted I really enjoy knowing about both of them as their stories go on past the end of the story There is a lot of potential hereOverall this was a great short story It does a good job of For the Love of All Thats Holy, Dont Buy a Boat When Venus is in Retrograde using its short page count to tell a full and compelling story that I recommend you check out This book was provided free in exchange for a fair and honest review for Love Bytes Go there to check out other reviews author interviews and all those awesome giveaways Click below Aromantic Asexual Dragon in training rescues lesbian from having to marry a manamong other thingsThings I Find While Shelving I received a free ARC via NetGalleyThere s a dragon pest FAERIE GODMOTHER S has an original premise and the idea behind this book isite an interesting play on several fantasy and princess tropes at once Kyle took well known storylines and twisted them around in an interesting fashion This book also centers on two LGBT women and is not an actual romance between them So that was cool Unfortunately I never got really INTO the story The actual prose could se a lot of tightening both in what is said and how It s not bad it s just okay ish With is kinda
SAD BECAUSE I UITE ENJOYED THEbecause I ite enjoyed the narrator and its tone at first and I think it could have carried wonderfully through the entire story with care Instead it wound The Penguin Atlas of Endangered Species up slowing it often than not to the point where I had hit the 68 % mark by the time I felt things were taking off at last Bit lateOverall I d say I really like the IDEA of this story but the execution didn t do it for me What a delightful storyThe village of Styesville believes that they re in need of a knight to solve their dragon problem But the solution to their problem arrives largelynnoticed Dea a faerie godmother s apprentice drawn by the rumors of dragons She soon realizes that there s something complex at the heart of Styesville s crisisAt only about 18000 words The Faerie Godmother s Apprentice Wore Green is a very The Bartender uick read I was considering it a novelette and then I double checked the length categories Turns out it just barely sueezes into the novella category It s definitely a story that you can read in a single eveningObviously The Faerie Godmother s Apprentice Wore Green is aick read but it s also a fun one too While it s an entirely original story that s not drawin. The village of Styesville has a dragon problem and is in sore need of a knight in shining armor to sol. Uibble I don t care for the title it doesn t feel direct and it s sort of long and awkwardly constructed That s probably the picky pantsest thing I ve ever written in a review but so be itAnyway I m always a sucker for women rescuing women and for dragon as protectorTW for people trying to nsuccessfully force women who do not want men to marry men I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and Less Than Three Press in exchange
an honest reviewThis my first story by this author "that I have readIt is difficult in its way trying to figure out "I have readIt is difficult in its way trying to figure out to put in a review for a story that is only 54 pages in length If it was a mystery there are things I could mention characters setting what type of mystery how well everything was depicted But this isn t a mystery but a fantasy Granted there are two things of note regarding mystery Book The Faerie Godmother s Apprentice Wore GreenAuthor Nicky KyleStar rating No of Pages 54Movie Potential Ease of reading very easy to read and followWould I read it again Yes COPY RECIEVED THROUGH NETGALLEY This was a really lovely story about self belief and trusting your instinctsThe main characters in this story are both women both of whom have faced the dread of an arranged marriage in a time when many women were meant to do as they were told And Not Argue Through not argue Through tale of Princess Aldeaim we re told the story of a young Princess who takes her fate into her own hands escaping a marriage she doesn t want This tale is sed as a lesson for the young girl Louisa who is in the same position Of a lower class her rights are no than the Princess so she feels she ll be forced to marry Dane despite Louisa being partial to womenThrough incredible world building at all but especially for a short story the role of the Faerie Godmother is played by Dea who is a character Witty calm through chaos and very much the driving force of the story Louisa is timid a daughter of an innkeeper she feels trapped It s only when the two meet that Louisa finds her inner strengthI found the 3rd person omnipresent POV to be perfect for this story It allowed Magical Sweet Mermaid us to see all aspects of the story without dragging it outnnecessarily The originality of the plot and characters made this a sweet short read that will leaving you feeling happyI had to remove 1 star just because I felt as if the story was just starting I wanted so much More stories about this pair adventure and to see the city of Klarns for myself Other than that the story is great and holds a nice lesson that the heart wants what the hearts wants even if no one else The Choice understands Review written for Love Bytes ReviewsI found this to be a really interesting twist on what could be considered a faerie godmother origin story The village of Styesville has been plagued by a dragon for a while now and with no knight in sight to come save the day things are looking fairly hopeless Help does arrive however in the form of someone overlooked and completelynexpected but when the truth of the dragon comes out will they be enough to save the dayThis was a short yet still satisfying little story that turned out much different than I was originally expecting Both main characters were surprising though one was for her appearance and the other for the ability she didn t even know she possessed While the pace was ick the story itself didn t feel rushed to me and the ending left me feeling good about it instead of dissatisfied I feel like there isn t a great deal I can say about the story itself without giving away any of the things that surprised me as that was the best part about reading this one This is a ff book though only in the loosest sense of the classification one of the main characters prefers her own gender but there is no romance or romantic feelings between her or anyone else I think that anyone would enjoy this story it was a nice little magicalfairytale type story that isn t overwhelmed by any kind of romance and I liked it that way. Worse still it soon becomes clear the problem setting fire to their village isn't as simple as a drago.For An Honest ReviewThis