River Tale

Bakwa’s uncle is king. He is also under the curse of a wizard and to save him, Bakwa must venture deep into a magical forest to locate the rare flower that can save him. When she is set a series of tasks by the guardians fairies of the forest, a river spirit offers to help her complete them—for a price.

This book is EXTREMELY short so you really don’t have an excuse to not check it out. You could finish it while waiting at the dr’s office. I was surprised for being such a short story at how quick the pace was and how well the author balanced her plot elements; it’s beautifully written in that modern fairy tale kind of way. The romance element was very simple and despite how short this story was the author still managed to do a good job of fleshing it out so it felt like a believable relationship instead of something hurriedly thrown in.

One of the truly poetic and beautiful things about this is the light it sheds on diversity. I loved the writing style and just adore how they took fairytale elements to new inclusive heights. Hands down my favorite thing is how they made a lesbian relationship just seem so normal.

Thank you to Netgalley and Less Than Three Press for allowing me to review this book.

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*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com

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