Review – The Forgotten Fairytales #1 & #2 by Angela Parkhurst @angelaparkhurst @xpressotours

Book & Author Details:

The Forgotten Fairytales  & Forget Me Not by Angela Parkhurst
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

 

Forgotten Fairytales.jpgSynopsis book 1:

Once upon a time, seventeen-year-old Norah Hart believed in the lure of fairytales and happily ever afters. That was before she was forced to live in a fairy tale nightmare.

A psychotic, couture-clad, shoe obsessed Princess.
A not-so-charming, alcoholic Prince.
A hot Big Bad Wolf that she absolutely cannot fall for—no matter how well he kisses.

If Norah had known she’d be attending a boarding school for the nut job reincarnations of fairy tale characters, she would have insisted on going to Moscow with her father. But getting out isn’t as easy as she thought. Especially once Norah realizes she, too, is a storybook character. An Unknown. The first one in over one hundred years. Soon Norah learns she has the ability to rewrite the stories, putting everyone’s Happily Ever After in jeopardy.

Some princesses will do whatever it takes to protect their endings. Even if it means betraying the one closest to you.

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What if fairy tales are real?  And the Happily Ever Afters keep getting played out over and over again?  But they are not quite what you expected…

That is the intriguing premise of this story.  It caught my eye, and I’m glad that it did, because I think that I would have missed out otherwise.

This story has all the drama you could hope for when high school students are involved – except that instead of your usual cliques, you have Royals, Villains, Heroes and the like.  Despite that, the interactions between the characters have an element of normality to them which really ground this story and make it less fanciful.

The threat and tension is pervasive and skillfully increases throughout the narrative

Overall, this is a very promising start to the series.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Forget Me Not.jpgSynopsis book 2:

“I’ve never been to a ball or followed the yellow brick road, and I sure as hell never imagined myself living in a world of fairytale characters. Most of which want me dead. So when they come, because they will, I need to be ready.”

“And you think you could kill someone?”

“I know I could.”

When the academy in Nottingham burns down, sending in a new slew of fairytale classmates, Norah Hart comes face to face with new challenges, enemies and friendships. But the longer she is in this world, the more she realizes there is no getting out, leaving her with only one option–be prepared.

FORGET ME NOT is the second book in the Forgotten Fairytale series.

 

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This, the second in the series, provoked a very different emotional response from me.  There’s so much going on with Norah, and yet her inexperience in certain areas shows.  Her strained relationships with her family, her boyfriend, her friends.  And yet in other ways, her maturity shines through.

The pace of the story has increased, as has the action.  And I think that the storyline as a whole benefits from that.  The ending though?  It will definitely leave you wanting more.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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purchase links

Book #1 (Amazon universal link) | Book #2 (Amazon Universal Link)

About the author

I am the author of the Forgotten Fairytales series.

I love reading YA and NA books. I have 2 toddler boys, 2 mini doxins & I’m married to my high school sweetheart. I have an obsession with books, Disney, and am fueled by a wicked coffee addiction.

In addition to YA fantasy, I write contemporary young adult and new adult novels.

author links

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