Saturday, February 6, 2016

Book Review: The Asylum by Heather L.L. FitzGerald

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Title: The Asylum

Author: Heather L.L. FitzGerald

Series: Standalone Novella

Genre: Fairy Tale Retelling/Contemporary

Audience: Young Adult/Adult

**3 stars**

The Asylum by Heather L.L. FitzGerald was a curious story for sure. (I received a free copy of this novella for signing up for Heather's newsletter, as anyone can do!) It's a retelling of The Beauty and the Beast, in a contemporary (modern day) setting, with a generous splash of fantasy mixed in.

It tells the tale of a journalist named Wednesday, Wendy for short, who goes to an asylum in order to get some information on a man who has a rare skin disease so she can write a paper about it. There she meets all the queer residents of the rather infamous asylum, and finds things are not as they seem!

A strange and kind of humorous tale. It was interesting, and different; though I'm usually not a fan of modern day fairytale retellings. Even if they do include some fantasy-ness. I felt The Asylum was too short to really get to know the characters; and though the end wrapped things up well enough for me to know what was going on ... I still had some questions. It did have a moral of the story that was very nice.

Overall, it wasn't a favorite. But people who are more a fan of fantasy type stories set in the modern-day world would probably enjoy it much more than I did! And I still am very excited to read Heather L.L. FitzGerald's newest release, The Tethered World, which sounds like it will be a great novel! *smiles*


  1. I'm not a fantasy lover, but I read this one yesterday. :) I actually enjoyed it more than I expected too!

    1. I found it to be a quick, interesting read! It was a bit strange too, haha! :) I enjoy fantasy set in an actual fantasy world more than something like The Asylum ... but then, we all have different tastes! ^_^

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  3. The Asylum sounds interesting! Wouldn't mind reading it myself. Great review!