Short Story Saturday was created by Lauren at 365 Days of Reading. I can’t guarantee that I’ll post a review every Saturday but I will post one as often as I can!
I am currently reading Two And Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes.
Short Story: The Lion and the Unicorn: Part the First
Author: Nancy Holder
Anthology: Two And Twenty Dark Tales
Summary: The Lion and the Unicorn: Part the First is a retelling of The Lion and the Unicorn mothergoose rhyme.
My thoughts: The Lion and the Unicorn: Part the First is my first instance with Nancy Holder’s writing and I must say, I’m impressed. Not only does the story capture readers from the very beginning but so does the writing. Nancy Holder has a very descriptive style of writing that works perfectly for this type of story. While the story is very short, it doesn’t feel that way. I felt connected to Susana and the story felt fleshed out.
Overall, The Lion and the Unicorn: Part the First is a short story that I definitely recommend. Since it is only the first part the end is a bit of a cliffhanger but I’m looking forward to the conclusion.