Fairytales for Wilde Girls

Fairytales for Wilde Girls

Fairytales for Wilde Girls

by Allyse Near

Random House, $19.95 pb, 420 pp, 9781742758510

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.

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Grace Nye

Grace Nye

Grace Nye is a producer and co-presenter of The Book Club, broadcast weekly on 4ZZZ FM and the Community Radio Network. She's also a reviewer and music director at 4ZZZ, and presents the Wednesday breakfast show. The Book Club can be found at www.zedbookclub.com

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