Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Anastasia by V.M. Sawh (Good Tales for Bad Dreams #2)

Anastasia
by V.M. Sawh

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Good Tales for Bad Dreams - Book 2
Published May 3rd 2014 by V.M. Sawh
Genre: Dark Adult Fairytale
Page count: 35 pages
Available from: Wattpad
 
 The plot to fool the Russian Royal Family had many casualties, none more so than the would-be Anastasia. Fleeing across the seas with her fate in her hands, this is story of Anna, a Sister of the Black House and Stepsister to the girl who would be Cinderella.

Welcome to Good Tales For Bad Dreams, a short-fiction series of re-imagined fairy tales. Each story is set in a different time and place. Some will be familiar, others will not. So, strip bare your assumptions, open your mind and see these tales told like never before.

 
Anastasia by V.M. Sawh

Anastasia (Good Tales For Bad Dreams #2)Ahh, the webs we weave, and no one weaves them better into a compact tale with a punch than V.M. Sawh. Anastasia follows a young girl caught up in a plot to deceive the Russian Royal Family that sends her on a journey for survival and a life she never dreamed she would lead. A frightened girl boarded a ship sailing across the seas but a woman skilled in using her body as a commodity landed on a strange shore and into the employ of The Black House, an infamous brothel where eclectic tastes are satisfied. Has the girl now known as Anna become like the wicked stepsister to other girls in the house? Has she lost her compassion along with her dignity and integrity or has she finally learned to play to win in the game of survival in the face of torture, scandal and lust?

V.M. Sawh doesn’t need a lot of words to get his tale across with the feel of living life caught in the dismal carousel that is Anna’s existence. Like a little darkness in your fantasy that doesn’t mince words and can be read on your lunch break? V.M. Sawh makes each bold stroke of his pen count, never missing a beat while exposing raw emotion, dark circumstances and a wicked escape from reality.

I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.




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