The Forgotten Fairytales

Angela Parkhurst
The Forgotten Fairytales
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Angela Parkhurst
Release Date
February 2014
Book 1 of The Forgotten Fairytales
Fantasy Romance

What if every fairy tale ever written was true?
What if their happily ever after's replayed over and over again but the journey wasn't anything like the storybooks?

When Norah Hart walked into boarding school, she never imagined she'd be walking down the hall with Cinderella and her deranged posse of princesses. Let alone be drawn to a dark and mysterious Big Bad Wolf. In a world where the lines between good and evil blur, Norah struggles to find her place and come to accept a new reality. But when her actions throw off the balance of the fairytale world and happily ever afters, enemies surface, ready to destroy her at any cost.

THE FORGOTTEN FAIRYTALES is the first book in the series.

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Jan 20, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
39 people found the following review helpful
I love fairy tales and fairy-tale retellings, so when I saw this book, I didn't hesitate to jump at the chance to read this.

The author created a fascinating and complex world, and I admit to being blown by it. While she used fairy tale characters to populate her world, these characters are not one-dimensional, and they are developed in a way that is totally unexpected and surprising. I was intrigued and fascinated by this story set in the fairy tale world where beloved characters come alive yet it's a new story altogether.

Much as i enjoy this story however, I do think this story could be tighter. While I appreciate the author's slow build up, the way Nora discovers things about the new world she was thrust into, i thought the pace dragged a bit. Things also happened that made me think, is there a point to this scene? Also, too many characters appear almost simultaneously that made my head spin; I couldn't keep track of them. Perhaps it would've been easier for me to remember if I were able to connect the character in the book with the fairy tale character (like Danielle is Cinderella, and Pearl is Ariel from The Little Mermaid), but I wasn't able to place the other girls (especially the mean girls), and hence they just became a blur in my head.

Overall, I thought this story had potential, and if the above things were remedied, I wouldn't hesitate to read it again and maybe revise my review.
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