Reality sucks. Make-believe rocks.That’s been Fate Floyd’s motto for as long as she’s been a fantasy geek. But now she can hardly tell what’s real and what’s not. She’s been spelled and mysteriously trapped within a deadly fairy tale world bound by the Book of Fables. Her only way home is to travel through the book’s 8 unfortunate fairy tales and change them into happily-ever-afters. And if dealing with scheming sorceresses, greedy goblins and heartless faeries isn’t enough to test her sanity, there’s Finn. The Scottish boy who looks like he stepped straight out of her dreams. Fate wants to believe in her own happy ending, but the reality is, her road to freedom isn’t straight and danger lurks around every bend.
I loved the imagery and thought provoking story lines in this Fantasy. Mitchell seems to have channeled her inner Tolkien in order to create this story. It’s reminiscent of the fun Harry Potter brought to our world, a kind of more grown up version of what Chris Colfer has been doing with his Land of Stories series. It starts off a bit rough but it’s worth it to hang in there for the ride especially for adults who were looking for a much longer book than what we’re used to seeing in the YA world. As a woman I appreciate when you can find a book with a good female protagonist and this definitely has it. The main character, Fate, journeys through the lives of people in eight worlds where she must examine her previous ideals, morals and assumptions in order to leave a more positive legacy on those she interacts with. This is the first in a trilogy with the second coming sometime in 2017 which can’t come soon enough thanks to the cliffhanger that will have you begging for more.
*Synopsis and pic from amazon.com
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