Book Review: The Ravenous Gown

The Ravenous Gown by Steffani Raff
The Ravenous Gown: And 14 More Tales about Real Beauty
by Steffani Raff (Goodreads Author)

5 out of 5 stars


These fairy tales focus on daring young men and women who want to be appreciated for their personality, virtues, and inner qualities rather than outward beauty. They battle dragons, fight wars, defeat evil sorcerers, and unravel magic in order to find their true identity and inspire their kingdom.

I loved that these fairy tales use all the old tropes about dragons and knights and fair maidens, and then turn everything upside down and surprise you with the plot twists when the maiden saves herself.
Each fairy tale is short but powerful with meaningful messages of hope and acceptance.
I really enjoyed the writing style. It’s not easy to write truly good short stories, but these are exceptional and very entertaining. The writing does a wonderful job of capturing that old-fashioned fairy tale style!

I especially liked how each character is vibrant. They have good character development and excellent story arcs within only a few pages. Only a couple of the stories didn’t have as much development as I would have liked.

I enjoyed this book so much! I hope this author writes more books in this kind of style!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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