From moving to Mars, to an unseelie Queen, to a small child who loves Maleficent over the princess. Wicked Wonders is a collection of wonderfully written short stories from Ellen Klages.
Because there are multiple short stories, it felt like it took much longer to read than a normal length novel. I found it particularly difficult to jump in and out of each story. This was because they’re all so different. Some were magical. Other’s were more sci-fi leaning. And then there were some that were contemporary.
Although vastly different, the writing style was consistently good throughout. Each story caught my attention and pulled me in. I was intrigued every time a new story started. Often confusion at first would turn to faster page turning.
I especially loved St Cecelias. We end up playing within board games such as Cluedo, snakes and ladders and Monopoly as part of Queen Mab’s games. I loved the settings that were described. The Queen was manipulative but fair with her deals. Plus I definitely would have read a whole series based on that one premise.
Singing on a Star was also one that has really stuck in my mind. I would love to have delved deeper into that storyline. Especially as the ending was ambiguous. So many of the stories were truly wonderful plots. I would love to read more from Klages as she has wonderful ideas and entrancing writing.
I received Wicked Wonders* by Ellen Klages as an e-book from the publisher via Netgalley. This is an unbiased and honest review.