Fairytales for Wilde Girls

Fairytales for Wilde Girls A deliciously dark bubblegum gothic fairytale from a stunning new Australian talent He s gone the same way as those little birds that bothered me with their awful songs And you will too you and your

A deliciously dark bubblegum gothic fairytale from a stunning new Australian talent He s gone the same way as those little birds that bothered me with their awful songs And you will too, you and your horrible heart music, because you won t stay out of my woods There s a dead girl in a birdcage in the woods That s not unusual Isola Wilde sees a lot of things other peopA deliciously dark bubblegum gothic fairytale from a stunning new Australian talent He s gone the same way as those little birds that bothered me with their awful songs And you will too, you and your horrible heart music, because you won t stay out of my woods There s a dead girl in a birdcage in the woods That s not unusual Isola Wilde sees a lot of things other people don t But when the girl appears at Isola s window, her every word a threat, Isola needs help.Her real life friends Grape, James and new boy Edgar make her forget for a while And her brother princes the mermaids, faeries and magical creatures seemingly lifted from the pages of the French fairytales Isola idolises will protect her with all the fierce love they possess.It may not be enough.Isola needs to uncover the truth behind the dead girl s demise and appease her enraged spirit, before the ghost steals Isola s last breath.

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Fairytales for Wilde Girls

  1. I m a twenty six year old writer, magical girl and ghost enthusiast.My d but novel, Fairytales for Wilde Girls , was published in June, 2013, by Random House Australia It s a pulp fable about grunge girls, Victorian ghosts, and slightly sinister talking rabbits Your grandma will love it I do love making new friends So come and strike up a chat on my Twitter, Facebook, or my Tumblr blog.I also have a secondary blog, which serves as an outlet for my obsession for all fairy stories dark and lovely.I m repped by the magnanimous Pippa Masson.

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  1. Am I allowed to rate my own book I suppose it must be so, because no celestial Goodreadian deity has cursed me down yet.Anyway, this is my first ever book It s weird and creepy and lyrical and tender It s got grungy schoolgirls, fizzy morsels of pop culture, a book within a book and a sinister talking rabbit It s not just for girls Your grandpa would probably love it.Please come say hello to me on my twitter, or on here, or Facebook or on my Tumblr blog We can talk about books and dead poets and [...]


  2. The cover of this book is beautiful though it does not prepare you at all for what s inside I couldn t put it down Like actually.Father Daughter, put the book down and eat dinner.Mother Daughter, put the book down and get ready for school.Friend Oi, put the book down and listen to my issues.Teacher Student, put the book down and do some physics.Me This novel,scared me, confounded me, turned my brain into moosh, made me sleep with a light on cough captivated me I always feel the need to congratul [...]


  3. Fairytales for Wilde Girls is Australian author, Allyse Near s, first novel Set in the small village of Avalon in England, sixteen year old Isola Wilde lives with her parents on the edge of Vivien s Woods Isola has two best friends Grace aka Grape , and James She also has friends that only she can see, they are her brother princes, named after a band of brothers in a fairytale She s been able to see these ghostly friends since she was four years old they protect her and keep her company Her moth [...]


  4. The time has come to say what I really think And what I really think is I FREAKING LOVED IT I honestly dont even know where to begin So I will subhead Lets do this thiiiing.The WritingAbove and beyond brilliant Allyse s style is one of its own, so distinct that you could never mix her work up with anyone elses Theres a touch of the old school about it for me reminiscent of Dickens, Austen the like But much fun and quirky Even quirky seems too simple of a word But there s something in the writin [...]


  5. See reviews at YA Midnight Reads3.5 stars Mini review Thank you Random House Australia for sending me this copy No compensation was given or taken to alter this review.I wasn t necessarily disappointed with Fairytales for Wilde Girls, I was at loss in anything Nevertheless, Allyse Near s debut was rather pleasing despite a number of imperfections A mix between fantasy and contemporary, despite the gorgeous cover, this novel reaches some grittily suspenseful scenes, with some patience The highl [...]


  6. From the first page of this wonderful book, I knew it was going to be something special The writing style is quirky and densely poetic and you re thrown headlong into a world that blends magic realism, urban fantasy and fairytale motifs It s rare to find a book that you want to keep reading not for the plot but for the details you hope to discover on the next page the world building and the juicy imagery that peppers the entire story My only worry was that I would get sick of the eclectic style [...]


  7. This book was so fantastic It s creepy and charming and I could not stop reading The I think about it, the I love it.


  8. I was given an ARC of this title at work, and it is one of the most perfect books I ve read in the last year Perhaps best summed up by the description given on the back cover bubblegum gothic love it , it is both traditionally child fairytale traditional and adult dark fairytale in turns.Not one for younger readers as the mental health issues described are disturbing, it is one I ll be recommending to teens and adults alike who love fairy stories, something quirky, completely unpredictable and b [...]


  9. 4.5 stars.yays the writing THE WRITING THE WRITING the characters the plot pacing settingnays how the plot was written will explain in proper review the beginning i.e first 50 pages or so really confused me wish that the whole james characterisation was a little in depth drawn outexpect a review on friday link to review youtu cB9 7J_dJqg



  10. 1 It s a pulp fable about grunge girls, the occult, and slightly sinister talking rabbits Random House Australia June 2013 2 I MUST read this Look at the cover The synopsis, the book within a book, the gothic ness, the title, the quote, and hello Aussie author Thanks, Allyse, for following my reviews and I hope to one day have the pleasure of reviewing it 3 Aw, I preordered a copy a week or two ago A review copy just arrived for me today Giveaway D It is SO pretty I ll be posting an AU only give [...]


  11. Fairytales for Wilde Girls is Allyse Near s d but novel It s about sixteen year old Isola Wilde, who lives in contemporary England and whose life is intricately interwoven with fairytales Isola can see ghosts and fairies and other magical beings and often roams the woods by her house At first she reminded me a little bit of Luna Lovegood sans Hogwarts, but as we learn about her we see that there is to her character than meets the eye Magical creatures aside, in the real world Isola has to deal [...]


  12. I mean, whoa.This, considering it was Near s debut novel I m absolutely in awe And definitely proud, fellow Australian AND Melbourne resident, she totally kicked butt Truthfully, the beginning of this book was a little confusing I was reading on the train and had no idea what I was actually reading Like, okay This girl sees a suicide on TV with her older brother But she is an only child I was like, What the heck Okay Only child but brother I don t understand But everything has an answer in this [...]


  13. I had to stop reading this book 30 pages in to process This is what I wrote on I m on page 32 of 432 of Fairytales for Wilde So far Deliciously creepy Haunting Clever Witty Impeccably imaged Brilliant Perfect That basically sums it up, you don t need to know anything else, except that you should grab yourself a copy of this novel as soon as it s possible for you to do so.My favourite thing about Fairytales for Wilde Girls is the imagery, the dreamlike quality Near instills in the book, the vivid [...]


  14. I promise you I will be doing the full in depth review on my channel This book was amazing it was like somebody wrote fairytales for my teenage self It was beautiful it was stunning and dark and desperate and sad and so good If anyone has any books that are like this that they want to recommend me please do so I am completely floored and stunned and so excited to see anything else that this author comes out with auto buy absolute The story and format were written in a very miracle he Grimm esc f [...]


  15. What a wonderfully written and unusual book about fairytales, magic, mental health, suicide and coping mechanisms Kept me guessing until the end, and talked about deep, difficult, complex things with understanding, allegory and wonder The ending wasn t quite as artfully written as the rest of it, but i can imagine it was an extraordinarily difficult piece of writing to end So much respect for this author.


  16. This novel was absolutely incredible The imagery, the story, the characters, everything about it It was inspiring and I was completely engrossed in the story it s been a while since I ve read a novel I couldn t put down, I kept wanting to go back into that incredibly dark and beautiful and scary world I read this as an e book but I m going to buy it again as a hard copy to keep close by me when I need to feel less lonely and need inspiration Can t wait for


  17. Can I give this 6 stars Can I go back and turn my other 5s into 4s Like the girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making I loved this from the very first few pages.Clever, dark and compelling I loved the writing style, the pace, the quotes, the drawings, the characters, the creatures.I definitely recommend.



  18. Read reviews, see awesome GIFS and experience my rambling thoughts at my blog, The Loony Teen WriterSo first off I loved this book Let s not draw that outE WRITING IT WAS JUST DUDE SERIOUSLY I APPARENTLY CAN T STRING TOGETHER A COHERENT SENTENCE BECAUSE ALLYSE NEAR HAS STOLEN THEM ALL.This review is, from here on in, not going to make any sense If my review is lacking in any way, it s because this book has used all of the most amazing phrases in the English language.I seriously considered inhali [...]


  19. If a thousand words can paint a glorious portrait, then even the whimsically talented illustrations of Courtney Brimms cannot match the glory of Allyse Near s Fairytales for Wilde Girls And the illustrations are the kind you commit to skin memory, so graphically and achingly haunting they remain tattooed on your eye lids forever There s a witch in Vivien s Wood Isola Wilde knows this as surely as she knows what she saw, what she cannot unsee That dead girls swinging stockinged leg dangling from [...]


  20. Wow I don t quite know how to describe this book apart from it being so different to anything else I have ever read The writing is beautiful and carried me away into another world and I gave myself over to the brother princes Isola was wonderful and my heart broke for her on than one occasion This story gave me everything I could wish for in a deliciously dark bubblegum gothic fairytale.I downloaded this from Kindle after heading off and realising I had left the book I was actually reading at h [...]


  21. I m devastated that I didn t like this So many people have said great things about this, and I always want to support local authors But everytime I would read a little bit and put it down, I wasn t dying to pick it up again to read I got to about 100 pages, and decided there are so many other books I m excited to be reading Maybe one day I ll re visit it but for now I m letting it go.


  22. There simply aren t enough superlatives to describe how fantastic Fairytales for Wilde Girls is In what can only be called pulp fantasy, Allyse Near has created a wonderful tale that s both enchanting and gritty, whimsical and wicked Clever, dark and compelling with a brilliant cast of characters and creatures, I have to insist you read this book It s Wilde


  23. Oyeyemi x Alice in Wonderland a little nod to Plath I adored this it was weird and sweet and super creepy and like nothing I ve ever read before I had no idea where this was taking me but loved every minute of the journey


  24. This book was absolutely delightful It was a modern Gothic fairytale, and it kept me entranced in the world from start to end The writing of this book was incredibly beautiful There were so many sentences that I wanted to write down in my journal because I love how they were phrased So many beautiful sentences that I realized it was like I was just copy pasting the entire book If you love gothic tales, if you love fairytales and fairytale retellings, if you love beautiful writing, READ THIS BOOK [...]


  25. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS i recently reread it and fell in love with the story, the characters and the writing all over again honestly nothing to fault about this book and i plan to reread it many times in the future


  26. DNF at 17% Review outlining reasons to come But basically I m struggling to get into it because it s weird and I have no idea what is happening why


  27. TW mental illnessAbsolutely brilliant and magical, chick full of female centred fairytales and other things I love


  28. You know what I think the definition of a good read is Not a good book, or good literature, as such, but a good read After you ve finished reading it, you keep thinking about it It s not about the story in the pages but whether the story continues to breathe and live in your head afterwards By this definition, Fairytales for Wilde Girlsis most certainly a good read There was something deliciously hypnotising about it It stuck its claws in and drew you right into its heart As a general rule, I m [...]


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