Today’s post is a bit different than my usual features, while still in the ‘fantasy’ genre we’re going to take a trip into a Young Adult fantasy that has recently completed and is one of my all time favorites on Wattpad. This week’s feature is:
From the Author’s Summary:
Avery is just a normal sixteen-year-old girl who spends her summers hanging out with her best friend Dan, attending parties, and wandering through the grey city streets. That is, until her family suffers a vicious and deadly attack that she can’t even remember happening, and she doesn’t understand how she escaped unscathed. She is then forced to live with her grandmother in a beautiful, seemingly perfect village in the middle of the English countryside. But things aren’t what they seem… and she’s drawn into another life by the sexy, but mysterious village kids. Does she except her new life, or fight to uncover the truth, so she can return to her old life?
This story had a perfect blending of action and mystery. Avery is relatable as the heroine and NightRose154 did a perfect job of getting inside her thoughts and feelings. What I love most about this story was the uncommon blending of so many different fantasy elements. From vampires to angels, Werewovles to fairies and just heaps of sexual appeal from James, Avery’s love interest and just great plot development. It just completed recently and I knew once I finished it would be this weeks feature.
As I sit here writing my weekly review I feel a bit torn. I have quite a few stories that I adore and it’s hard to choose just one every week. This story I did ultimately choose is from an author that I adore everything she writes, she currently has two completed stories and one in progress and even though they are all amazing, I chose to review the first story of hers that I ever read. This week’s feature is:
Happily Never After
Princesses go somewhere called Happily Ever After, fairy-tales tell us when we are children. They earn this good fortune by marrying handsome Princes, who fall in love with them because of how good they are with animals, cleaning and singing. Once they’re in this mythical land, nothing can spoil their hard-won happiness. Or so we thought. Ella wakes up to find herself trapped in the body of Cinderella, the lucky girl who could squeeze her feet into glass slippers and went off to be a Princess in a pretty palace. But Happily Ever After isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Ella rapidly finds herself dealing with the fictitious Princess’ very real problems. Because not only is her fiancée, Prince Charming, quite the most boring man she’s ever met, but the Evil Queen is stirring up some trouble and soon there won’t be a Happily Ever After – for anyone.
As it’s rather apparent from the summary, this is a fairytale gone awry. What I adore about this retelling of the Ever After Trope, is how kick-butt Ella is! She’s plopped into Ever After and instead of just filling her role, she makes it fit her. The style of writing is captivating and engaging. I adore a strong female lead and this is among one of my all-time favorite stories, honestly. While you’re there check out her other two amazing stories: The Devil’s Smile and Deadly Nightshade.