Magic for Unlucky Girls by A.A. Balaskovits
(SFWP Literary Awards)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

There isn’t a single tired trope here—in fact, there are few familiar elements at all—so readers looking for something askew from any fantasy they’ve read before will want to get to know the unlucky but determined girls of Balaskovits’s stories.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

The fourteen fantastical stories in Magic For Unlucky Girls take the familiar tropes of fairy tales and twist them into new and surprising shapes. These unlucky girls, struggling against a society that all too often oppresses them, are forced to navigate strange worlds as they try to survive. From carnivorous husbands to a bath of lemons to whirling basements that drive people mad, these stories are about the demons that lurk in the corners and the women who refuse to submit to them, instead fighting back — sometimes with their wit, sometimes with their beauty, and sometimes with shotguns in the dead of night.
 

About A.A. Balaskovits

See more books from this Author
A. A. Balaskovits won the Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards grand prize in 2015. Her work appears in Indiana Review, The Madison Review, The Southeast Review, Booth, Wigleaf, and many others. She is the social media editor for Cartridge Lit.
 
Published April 1, 2017 by Santa Fe Writer's Project. 230 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Magic for Unlucky Girls
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Publishers Weekly

Good
on Aug 24 2017

There isn’t a single tired trope here—in fact, there are few familiar elements at all—so readers looking for something askew from any fantasy they’ve read before will want to get to know the unlucky but determined girls of Balaskovits’s stories.

Read Full Review of Magic for Unlucky Girls (SFWP... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly

Rate this book!

Add Review
×