Stray by Elissa SussmanStray by Elissa Sussman


byElissa Sussman

Paperback | January 19, 2016

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Epic, rewarding, and provocative, Elissa Sussman’s original fairy tale tells the story of Aislynn, a princess who misbehaves and must give up her royal trappings and enter a life of service as a fairy godmother. Booklist wrote, “Sussman delightfully mixed dystopian tension with retold fairy tales, and the result is something wholly original.”

A cross between The Handmaid’s Tale and Wicked, with a dash of Grimm and Disney thrown in, this original fairy tale is part coming-of-age story, part adventure, part sweet romance. Will Aislynn remain true to her vows and her royal family and turn away from everything she longs for? Or will she stray from The Path and discover her own way? Includes a recipe for Fairy Godmother Bookbinder Bread, and a map.

Title:StrayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:January 19, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062274562

ISBN - 13:9780062274564


Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it I loved this book, if you are a fan of the midivil period like I am you are sure to love this book
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An easy read I bought this book a while back when it was in the bargain section since it looked pretty good and I was in the mood for something new; I wanted to take a risk! At the start it was pretty good, I thought I knew the plot and what was going on but after awhile I lost sight of what the true plot was, as it started to feel like multiple plot ideas were introduced and never carried out entirely. I ended the novel with more questions than answers and ultimately felt a little confused, but the book itself was well written and certainly entertaining and definitely not a bad read overall! There is a companion novel, Burn, to this book which I will definitely consider reading as well! :)
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! My sister bought this book as a birthday gift. I just finish it just one day and I just like to say "Expect the unexpected". :)
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fresh take on the fairy tale Easy read, I finished it in a day. It was different than what I was expecting but a fresh take on the fairy tale. I will watch out for the sequel.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Super book. I really enjoyed it. I hope a sequel is written soon. Interesting plot that keeps you guessing.
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What would you pick? Stray was an amazing story in which the main character, Aislynn, a princess of her own right, learns both the perceived dangers of staying true to your heart and the faults of following the rules. This story is not what I expected, it seemed like the ideal fairytale however when Aislynn's magic flares out of control and she is demoted to fairy god mother it changes you very perspective of the story. If your tired of reading fairytale endings I'm sure you'll love this story. You'll join Aislynn as she starts a new life among new new people and the princess of the East as well as learn with her just how unstable the system is but the real question remains; will you stray?
Date published: 2015-05-25

Editorial Reviews

“A particularly intriguing portrait…of a girl entrenched in a culture that shames women and their magical abilities.”