Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fables: Storybook Love

The Fables' secret has been discovered by a reporter who is now ready to reveal to the world what he knows. Unfortunately for him, his desire for a quote from the Fables reveals his story too soon. Bigby Wolf immediately gets a team together consisting of Flycatcher, Prince Charming, Briar Rose, Bluebeard, Little Boy Blue, and Jack to combine all their skills to go and retrieve the evidence that the reporter has. They must come up with ingenious ways to complete their mission when all does not go as planned.

This is the third volume in the Fables series, and it is a great one! There is more depth to some of the individual characters than the first two volumes, but the overarching plot still moves forward in a pleasing way. I really liked some of the main Fables setting aside their differences for the good of Fabletown. Willingham uses some of the classic fairy tale tropes to create an interesting plot for the series, but more specifically, this volume. There were some quite inventive uses of each character's "powers" in the plot to save Fabletown from exposure to the Mundys.

Storybook Love really pulls us into the Fable world. Now that we have the basic information who the Fables are from the first two volumes, and why they are hiding in the mundane world, we can explore who the characters are. Willingham enlightens us about some of our old favorite characters and stories with enough of the original tales we can recognize them, while still providing a fresh twist to the stories. There are some important series plot developments in this volume, so it is a must read for the series.

If you are interested in the Fables series I highly recommend continuing on and reading Storybook Love.

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