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Series: Book One, Fairytale Keeper
Genre: Young Adult/Historical/Fairytale Retelling
Adelaide’s mother, Katrina, was the finest storyteller in all of Airsbach, a borough in the great city of Cologne, but she left one story untold, that of her daughter, that of Snow White. Snow White was a pet name Adelaide’s mother had given her. It was a name Adelaide hated, until now. Now, she would give anything to hear her mother say it once more.
A rampant fever claimed Adelaide’s mother just like a thousand others in Cologne where the people die without last rites and the dead are dumped in a vast pit outside the city walls. In an effort to save Katrina’s soul, Adelaide’s father obtains a secret funeral for his wife by bribing the parish priest, Father Soren.
Soren commits an unforgivable atrocity, pushing Adelaide toward vengeance. When Adelaide realizes that the corruption in Cologne reaches far beyond Soren, the cost of settling scores quickly escalates. Avenging the mother she lost may cost Adelaide everything she has left: her father, her friends, her first love, and maybe even her life.
Seamlessly weaving historical events and Grimm’s fairy tales into a tale of corruption and devotion, The Fairytale Keeper, leaves the reader wondering where fact ends and fiction begins. The novel paints Medieval Cologne accurately and vividly. The story develops a set of dynamic characters, casting the famous villains, heroes, and damsels of Grimm’s fairy tales into believable medieval lives. Though historically set, The Fairytale Keeper brims with timeless themes of love, loyalty, and the struggle for justice.
Take a fairytale, shower it with twists, turns, creative characters and a unique storyline, and you have the development of a retelling that leaves readers wondering what’s next and wanting more. I’m a huge fan of historical fiction, but this retelling provided a lot more for my reading interest. I’ve never really had a lot of interest for novels centered around fairytales. However, with this beautiful cover of a young girl, with lips painted a deep red and hair pitch black, I thought, could this be the Snow White that everyone loves? I needed to find out more.
Our main character Adelaide, is faced with so much in her young life. Secrets and sickness that plague her life in the city of Cologne. It’s the secrets that surface, that changes the way she views others around her. It’s the secrets and lies that push towards wanting to make things better, even if it means revenge and a little love interest along the way.
Author Andrea Cefalo has created characters that are very vivid to the imagination. The setting is carefully crafted to provide the illusion of being in a medieval setting. However, be warned this isn’t your ordinary fairytale retelling. It’s a lot more!
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Besides being the award-winning author of The Fairytale Keeper series, Andrea Cefalo is a self-proclaimed medievalist, hopeless bookworm, and social media junkie. She graduated with honors from Winthrop University in 2007 where she studied Medieval art history and children’s literature. The next three books in The Fairytale Keeper series—The Countess’ Captive, The Baseborn Lady, and The Traitor’s Target—will debut in 2015 and 2016. She resides in Greenville, South Carolina—ever perched before her trusty laptop—with her husband and their two border collies.
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