Book Review: The Stillness of the Sky: A Flipped Fairy Tale (Flipped Fairy Tales) by Starla Huchton

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The Stillness of the Sky: A Flipped Fairy Tale (Flipped Fairy Tales) by Starla Huchton

A Fairy Tale Adaptation Novel published by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (02/02/15)

 

Summary:

“There will always be opportunities to be better people, but it’s up to us to take those chances.” (Page 286).

What can we do to ensure that the world be a better place in 100 years? Starla Huchton, Miss America contestants and Jack from the Stillness in the Sky all think the answer is peace. Jack’s answer comes with magical consequences that bind her to fulfill this wish by using her newfound abilities as a powerful and talented bard. She was nothing more than a farmer’s daughter when she came across the three beans after all.

 

Keywords:

Fairy Tale Adaptation, Contemporary Fairy Tale, Magic, Family, Love, Romance, True Love, Souls, Strong Female

My Review:

I used to read Princess stories and odd fairy tales and have never found another book written like those until finding Starla Huchton’s Flipped Fairy Tales. I’m so delighted by Huchton’s writing style and quaint fairy tale adaptations. She is a wonderfully talented writer with an eye for re-imagining childhood favorites. Her style will grab you and plunk you down into a world that is familiar, yet unique. Huchton must have sat down one day and thought, what if? Not just thinking through the possibilities, Huchton interweaves Aesop’s Fables’s type morals and characters that are struck with such conviction, you have to believe them and believe in them.

It’s entirely obvious the themes and morals Huchton describes through Stillness in the Sky, but they are not overtly preachy. They come from a place of goodness and kindness and wishing to instill the same understanding of peace in all the characters and through them to the reader. Not as obvious is the fact that Jack is humble. That is one of the most unique and distracting traits in a character. How many people do you know that are truly humble? Jack isn’t just humble, though, she is kind and wishes to do good by the world.

This novel was published by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. on Feburary 2nd, 2015 and is available on Amazon here.

 

TL;DR Star Rating: 4.75

 

Links for more information:

Starla Huchton’s Website

Goodreads

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