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Leah Cypess

Autor(a) de Mistwood

33+ Works 1,227 Membros 93 Críticas 2 Favorited

About the Author

Inclui os nomes: Leah Cypess, Leah Cypress


Obras por Leah Cypess

Mistwood (2010) 488 exemplares, 45 críticas
Death Sworn (2014) 323 exemplares, 23 críticas
Nightspell (2011) 194 exemplares, 11 críticas
Death Marked (2015) 86 exemplares, 5 críticas
Thornwood (2021) 48 exemplares, 3 críticas
Glass Slippers (2022) 15 exemplares, 2 críticas
Changelings & Other Stories (2011) 11 exemplares, 1 crítica
Buried Above Ground (2013) 10 exemplares
The Last Rose (2023) 9 exemplares
The Piper's Promise (2023) 5 exemplares
Nanny's Day 5 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 46, No. 3 & 4 [March/April 2022] (2021) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares, 1 crítica
Braided (Sisters Ever After) (2024) 3 exemplares
What We Ourselves Are Not 3 exemplares, 1 crítica
Timshala (2018) 2 exemplares, 1 crítica
Flipped 1 exemplar
The Night Dance 1 exemplar
Offloaders 1 exemplar
Dead Silent 1 exemplar
A Pack Of Tricks 1 exemplar
The Disappeared 1 exemplar
All The Difference 1 exemplar
Best Served Slow 1 exemplar
Cupid’s Compass 1 exemplar
On the Ship 1 exemplar
Filtered 1 exemplar
Twelvers 1 exemplar
From The Fire 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Mythic Dream (2019) — Contribuidor — 173 exemplares, 5 críticas
Unidentified Funny Objects (2012) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares, 3 críticas
Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes (2012) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares, 18 críticas
Sword and Sorceress XXIII (2008) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares, 3 críticas
Epic Fantasy Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress XXVII (2012) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 37, No. 4 & 5 [April/May 2013] (2013) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares, 1 crítica
Jewish Futures: Science Fiction from the World's Oldest Diaspora (2023) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 35, No. 7 [July 2011] (2011) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares, 1 crítica
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 36, No. 3 [March 2012] (2012) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares, 1 crítica
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013 (2014) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares, 1 crítica
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 42, No. 7 & 8 [July/August 2018] (2018) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 39, No. 2 [February 2015] (2015) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares, 2 críticas
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 40, No. 7 [July 2016] (2016) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares, 1 crítica
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 41, No. 5 & 6 [May/June 2017] (2017) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 43, No. 7 & 8 [July/August 2019] (2019) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 43, No. 1 & 2 [January/February 2019] (2019) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares, 1 crítica
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2015 (2016) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares, 1 crítica
Awakenings (2018) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Daily Science Fiction: June 2021 (2021) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar, 1 crítica


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Cypess, Leah
Locais de residência
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Brooklyn College (BA|Biology)
Columbia Law School
Cypess, Aaron (husband)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Bill Contardi (Brandt & Hochman)

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Has two daughters.



In this version of Sleeping Beauty, sixteen-year-old princess Rosalin's younger sister Briony is the narrator and main character, waking in an unfamiliar tower room with a spinning wheel and Rosalin's fairy godmother and scrambling to make sense of what has happened. There are many more questions than answers: Why did Briony wake before Rosalin? Why did the fairy godmother imply that Prince Varian isn't really a prince? Who is Edwin, and where did he come from, and exactly how long has everyone in the castle been asleep? And most frightening of all, now that Rosalin is awake, why hasn't the thornwood around the castle disappeared, and what will it take to truly break the curse?

Briony and her new friend and ally Edwin are characters to cheer for; Rosalin is, ultimately, sympathetic, despite the way she and Briony fight; the king and queen and castle wizard are pretty useless; the fairy godmother and the fairy queen are terrifying; and Varian has secret after secret.

Jessica Almasy narrates the audiobook expertly.

See also: No One Leaves the Castle
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JennyArch | 2 outras críticas | Jun 10, 2024 |
It took me a lot longer to finish Mistwood than I thought it would originally. While I liked the premise and enjoyed the story it didn't grip me the way books normally do when I get excited.

The comparisons to Tamora Pierce, Megan Whalen Turner and Kristin Cashore are pretty accurate as far as those things go. I don't like to make such comparisons, but I could understand why they were made. This is a straight fantasy; from the Kingdom to the politics and to the structure of the world itself this can't be considered any other way.

There have been varying reports on the characters. Some find them blah, some find them dynamic--they fall in the middle for me. I preferred Isabel before she began to understand who (and what) she was. I found it more intriguing to have her stumbling around in the dark about things. They told her the reason she felt protective of Rokan, but not why. They explained to her about what she was, but not who she was. They spent more time talking around her than to her and it frustrated her.

And she does feel something for Rokan, but she doesn't trust him or that feeling. She questions everything and for that I loved her. Then the truth begins to piece itself together. The growth of character relationships that were emerging suddenly got flung away and we're basically back at the beginning only now at least Isabel understands why she fled.

Rokan...I didn't like or dislike him. He was there and he occasionally made me like him a little more, but then just as easily there is plenty to make me dislike him. Do I think he ever meant anything maliciously? No. Do I think he was selfish and all problems could have been solved if there had been better communication? Yes and yes.

The ending made me a little sad, or that is the revelation about Clarisse (Rokan's sister). I was surprised, but it made sense. More sense than perhaps what eventually ended up happening to Isabel. And no, I don't think Rokan did the right thing. I was completely with his sister--why show mercy to those who would have shown none to you?
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lexilewords | 44 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
I thought this story was ok. I was expected more and from the synopsis and the title of the book, I was expecting it to be very action packed but you don't see much action until the end of the book. There were some scenes that had a little bit of action in it but they didn't last longer than a page. I did like all the characters. Ileni was sarcastic and funny, I loved her and Irun was the character you just loved to hate. Only thing is I'm kind of indifferent when it comes to Sorin (the love interest), he was ok but I didn't really care about him. There were some twists towards the end though some of it was predictable. I do hope the next book is better. It won't take place in the caves like this and Ileni won't just be teaching assassins magic so hopefully it will be a bit more action packed. Overall it was a decent first book, 3.5 stars.… (mais)
VanessaMarieBooks | 22 outras críticas | Dec 10, 2023 |
Glass Slippers, by Leah Cypess

The story is rather dark. Tirza is Cinderella's 3rd step sister. She tries on the glass slippers and is accused of stealing them after. Most of the book is about her trying to find out what is really going on. To give a quick synopsis - the whole town has faerie blood. The glass slippers are magic and can only be worn by someone who has enough faerie blood to have tiny feet. Cinderella is just one of many potential wears. The king needed to marry someone with faerie blood to bring magic back to the royal family - he realizes that one of their two sons might have magic and leaves the slippers out for him to try on. (No agenda appearant in that, as the slippers seem to call to the faerie blooded people)
The slippers themselves are rather nefarious. They call to magic users, and give them power, but the power comes from their own blood. To activate the slippers one must either dance in them, or bleed into them. Lots of talk of cutting to give the slippers blood.
Pretty much the whole end of the book is a battle between the step sisters and Cinderella for the sisters. One of the sisters wears the slippers, having sliced off a significant portion of her heel to make them fit, and then is so greedy for power that slippers nearly consume her life and kill her. She is only saved by someone pulling a slipper off her foot. Eventually the slippers are shattered, temporarily ending the battle in favor of good. The end however seems to indicate that they will eventually pull themselves back together, so Cinderella and Tirza dump the glass shards into the ocean in hopes of not allowing the battle to resume. This is difficult for them to do as they have a strong connection/ addiction to the slippers.
There is a lot of cutting and bloodshed in this book.
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Shochstettler | 1 outra crítica | Aug 23, 2023 |



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