Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near

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July–August 2013, no. 353
Fairytales for Wilde Girls

Fairytales for Wilde Girls

by Allyse Near

Random House, $19.95 pb, 420 pp, 9781742758510

Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near

Reviewed by
July–August 2013, no. 353

With this decadent Young Adult novel, described as a ‘bubble-gum-gothic fairytale’, Allyse Near pulls off a surprising magic trick, combining the darker moments of the Brothers Grimm with the modern daydream-realism of Francesca Lia Block.

Fairytales for Wilde Girls

Fairytales for Wilde Girls

by Allyse Near

Random House, $19.95 pb, 420 pp, 9781742758510

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