In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?
I don't know that I have a favorite fairy tale. What I like most about fairy tales are how they are part of our collective memory and imagination. To that end I love stories that are inspired by fairy tales. I like retellings as well, but not nearly as much as stories that take ideas from or aspects of fairy tales are run with them. A couple good examples of this are Castle Waiting by Linda Medley (see post) and The Witch's Boy by Michael Gruber.
As for books featuring fairies, two sets of books come to mind. First, Shanna Swendson's Katie Chandler series and, second, Charles de Lint's books. Of course I recommend both.
If you are visiting this blog for the first time, welcome! This is Karen. I'm a librarian and archivist and I've been writing this blog since 2006. Some of my favorite books are All We Know of Love (schneider), The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (kundera), The God of Small Things (roy), The Handmaid's Tale (atwood), Pride and Prejudice (austen), The Storyteller (vargas llosa), and Zahrah the Windseeker (okorafor-mbachu).
Here are my posts since my last Friday: