“It was an ill-fated thing to claim that a heart is safe. Hearts are rebellious. The moment they feel trapped, they will strain against their bindings.” – Roshani Chokshi, Forbidden Fruit
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman
Review by: Ivy
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A collection of retellings of fairytales, myths, legends, and lore from all across Asia by some of the best and brightest young adult authors in the business, and edited by the president of and a team member of We Need Diverse Books.
These tales are original, whether you’re familiar with the original myths or not. The retellings are new, but still retain that fairytale feeling that whatever’s happening in the story is magical, whether it blatantly involves magic or not.
One of my favorite anthologies I’ve ever read, these spooky and sparkly tales will leave you totally immersed in Asian legends. Rating: Four/Five