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Hansel & Gretel (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Katie Matthews

Hansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit HoleHansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit Hole by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I really enjoyed this anthology, it was great to read books from authors I know and also some new to me authors. I really like all of the re-telling of fairy tales at the minute, they make for some very entertaining reading and this anthology contained some really varied subjects also. I really enjoyed CeeCee Elaine’s story – The Surface – I’ve read work by this author previously so it was great to read her work again and considering what is going on in the world at the moment her story about a virus plaguing the land was interesting to read. I also really enjoyed Lorah Jai’s story – Shadows that Move, it was actually a really interesting read and quite realistic at times – mental health is such a huge I always applaud authors for highlighting it in their work.
A really great collection of stories in this anthology – definitely something for everybody!! I highly recommend it!

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Hansel & Gretel (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Erin Wolf

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Hansel & Gretel (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology, 5 stars.

This is such a great collection of stories, taking a classic fairy tale and twisting and turning it in many different ways. We tend to see more of the stories Disney has already tackled, it’s nice to see Hansel and Gretel, one that has not been reimagined too much so far. Each author has their on unique take on making the story their own — incorporating many genres. That in itself makes this book pleasurable for those who get bored reading the same thing over and over. You really have so much to choose from. Each story is written so well, I was drawn into each one immediately and couldn’t wait to see where I would be taken next.

If you enjoyed fairy tales as a kid but don’t necessarily need a happy ending, this collection is for you.

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Hansel & Gretel (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Rachel Moss

Hansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit HoleHansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit Hole by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Hansel and Gretel Reimagined Anthology was great! I only read two stories out of the Anthology however. The two I read we’re chilling, shocking, and left me wanting more. In Hazel and Gretchen by Erin Lee, the author broke my heart with the abuse the children suffered. It was a very sad, chilling story. I wasn’t particularly fond of the ending, but it was a very chilling story. In Shadows That Move by Lorah Jaiyn, I was completely enraptured in the story. It was very chilling, very shocking, it was like reading my favorite horror movie. I honestly want Jaiyn to write a sequel to this short story, because I want to find out what happens next so bad! I can’t wait to eventually read the other stories in this set. The two I read were incredible!

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Hansel & Gretel (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Sara Oxton

Hansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit HoleHansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit Hole by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hansel & Gretel (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology filled with five-star stories. This is a great collection as each author puts their own twist on a classic story, there are so many different ways this bunch have gone, from scary, to fantasy, to romance and its seems a little of everything along the way. I will be honest and admit I picked this up as it had Autumn Sand in it, not realising they are just the co-ordinator, but honestly I didn’t mind as the others pulled me into their story’s and I enjoyed getting some new authors to lightly stalk. Especially Cee Cee Elaine her story had me looking outside to see if we were going to be heading to bunkers as it was scarily real at the present lock down time. Lorah Jaiyn was another one that made me really think about how we see people and react to things, it was a powerful story on its own. Debra Parmley story was another winner in my eyes, but to be honest there wasn’t a story I didn’t enjoy.

Review by @saraoxo

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Hansel & Gretel (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Heather Lovelace

Hansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit HoleHansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit Hole by Autumn Sand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love a twist on a classic and this anthology spared no possible twist. I wasn’t prepared for the extensive differences between stories but would be hard pressed to pick a favorite from the bunch. Unique and fabulously detailed, each page brought something new. A fantastic anthology for all fantasy lovers to pick up – especially if you are looking for something different.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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Hansel & Gretel (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Hansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit HoleHansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit Hole by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hansel & Gretel
Down the Rabbit Hole
Anthology
By Amy Allen and 4 more
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
This is loaded with many versions of Hansel and Gretel. Everyone worth the read.
While I read all of the versions, my favorites are……

The Sweetest Day – by Debra Parley
Every Story has a beginning, but the gingerbread and candy house were missing. That is what makes this story fun to read. Welcome to the pretty princess pink house. I love this version and that is what made Debra Parley a fun author. Her story is complete in its few pages. The characters are clever and perfect for this story. Job Well Done Debra Parley!

The Shadows That Move – Lorah Jaiyn
Okay! This story also took you on a different rollercoaster ride. The house involved is bound by tall trees and the shadows within. Missing children, strong women and Witches oh my. Lorah Jan wrote this suspense building story. She also left you wanting more, so much more that I will be stalking this author for more stories.
The best part about reading Anthologies is the fact it guides you to look up and read other authors.

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Hansel & Gretel (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Meg Tyrrell

Hansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit HoleHansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit Hole by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a wonderful collection of Hansel & Gretel stories. Some of these were what I expected and others were so different I almost had to reread some of them. I enjoyed each one of these and now I’ve found a few more authors I hadn’t heard of before. The authors have done an amazing job of writing their version of Hansel and Gretel. I would highly recommend reading these stories. The anthology sticks to the conventions of the fairy tale including gingerbread houses, witches, being lost in the woods and trying to find your way back home with breadcrumbs. Some of the stories are truly frightening, but in a good way. There is romance sprinkled in too, sweetening the pot.
The stories and authors are:

– The Witch in the Woods By: Amy Allen
– The Surface By: CeeCee Elaine
– The Sweetest Day By: Debra Parmley
– Hazel & Gretchen By: Erin Lee
– The Reaper Within By: Jess Bagnall
– Shadows that Move By: Lorah Jaiyn
– The Dragon and the Phoenix By: Rachel Pudsey

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Hansel & Gretel (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Angela Hayes

Hansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit HoleHansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit Hole by Autumn Sand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Hansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit Hole is a collection of stories from 7 talented authors who each weave their own story using the classic fairytale “Hansel & Gretel” as their inspiration.
There is so much to keep you entertained in this anthology- not only being based on a favourite classic- the authors also give us so much more to enjoy: everything from fantasy, magic, different realms, romance, spice, paranormal, post-apocalyptic, dystopian, and some creepy scary stuff- just to keep things interesting.
Each story is quite individual to the author, having their own unique take on the theme, so there is definitely something here to suit everyone. Seven stories in one- that’s great value and several hours of entertaining reading in one convenient package.
The stories and authors are:

– The Witch in the Woods By: Amy Allen
– The Surface By: CeeCee Elaine
– The Sweetest Day By: Debra Parmley
– Hazel & Gretchen By: Erin Lee
– The Reaper Within By: Jess Bagnall
– Shadows that Move By: Lorah Jaiyn
– The Dragon and the Phoenix By: Rachel Pudsey

If you love the classic “Hansel & Gretel” and enjoy a variety of genres, some really well written stories with interesting plots, and intriguing characters- then this is definitely an anthology you will want to explore!!

Thank you to all the contributing authors!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Hansel & Gretel (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review By Connie Cranston

Hansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit HoleHansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit Hole by Autumn Sand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed reading the unique stories in this anthology. Each one transforms the original tale of Hansel & Gretel into something completely different. Each author touches on a different theme and will make you feel different emotions. Some made me laugh, while another made me want to cry. It’s certainly a ride down the rabbit hole.

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Hansel & Gretel (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Kerry Carr

Hansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit HoleHansel & Gretel: Down the Rabbit Hole by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this collection of stories all with a different take on the classic story of Hansel and Gretel. My two favourites are The Witch In the Woods by Amy Allen and The Surface by CeeCee Elaine.

The Witch in the Woods turns the story of Hansel and Gretel around. So instead of focusing on the children, it focuses on the story of the “witch”.
Morgause is a Fae who is sent to the human realm with twin babies, one boy and one girl on the orders of the king. What she didnt realise was that this was all a lie made up by the kings son to get rid of her. But that wasnt the whole story.
She is left on earth keeping watch over the children Cory and Sydni, getting more angry at her situation as the years wear on. Until King Bayard comes to see her and the true story about his love for her and the children comes to light.
As the children grow will they embrace their true parent and their home in the Fae realm or will they want to stay in the human realm with parents who don’t care for them.
It is a story full of lies and deceit but with happiness and love at the end.

The Surface is a completely different story and one i wasnt expecting, even though i enjoyed it.

There is a virus killing people on the surface so all the survivers go to live in a bunker underground. Among them are Hansel and Gretel. Hansel is taken in after his mother and father pass away from the virus and Gretel was found wandering alone, lost and naked with no family.

They form a relationship but things arent right Gretel isnt what she seems and the love they share will be the undoing of Hansel. Its a gripping horror story that keeps you guessing all the way through.

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