by Roshani Chokshi
Release Date: October 5 2021
Format Read: ARC, eBook
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Immerse yourself a highly unusual fairy tale by New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi.
Once upon a dream, there was a prince named Ambrose
and a princess named Imelda who loved each other...
But alas, no more.
"What a witch takes, a witch does not give back!"
their friends and family warn.
They resign themselves to this loveless fate...
A year and a day pass.
And then their story truly begins...
Embark on a perilous journey with Imelda and Ambrose as they brave magical landscapes and enchanted creatures on their quest to reclaim their heart's desire...But first they must remember what that is...
Perfect for readers looking for:
A fresh, magical fairy tale
Love so strong, it breaks a witch's curse
An enchanting world to escape to
A delightful cast of magical characters
Compelling storytelling from a beloved, bestselling fantasy author
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Here is how I imagine you will read this book: its a Saturday, maybe its raining or, if you’re lucky, its snowing. You curl up on your sofa or in your favorite reading chair, blanket and tea at the ready, cat optional, and you read this book cover to cover in one afternoon. It is a short story, YA fairytale retelling that you will love.
While I am admittedly fall 15 to 20 years outside the anticipated audience demographics, that did not stop me from quickly falling in love with the snarky commentary and rich tropes that Chokshi created. It was fun, it was quick, and it felt like a movie.
This is not a book that will leave you hungover, but if you’re anything like me, you’re probably bookmarking all of Chokshi’s past and future releases as must reads. Her writing is vivid, descriptive, and seeped in nostalgia.
Hi, I’m Caitlyn! During the day I’m a graduate student, so you can usually find me hiding in the corner of a coffee shop (iced coffee always in hand) reading, writing, or lesson planning. But, come nighttime, I’m always trying to squeeze in a few extra pages of whatever I’m reading for fun. I love to decorate with books and antique trinkets, light a musky woodsy candle, and curl up with my cat, Mercutio, to devour fantasy, historical fiction, literary fiction, or, really, whatever I’m feeling in the moment!