4 out of 5 stars.
I would like to thank Curiosity Quills Press for an ARC of this book in exchange for an open and honest review.
What a book! For me it started off a little shaky and I wasn’t too sure if I was going to make it past the first few chapters, but it then found it’s flow and pace and just took off from there. Loved it.
And what did I love? I loved the different worlds with their slight twists from how they are in the fairy tales (or, for that matter, any of the other modern stories that compiles them altogether.) It was original, entertaining, exciting and thought provoking. In other words, everything a decent spec-fic/ urban fantasy novel should be.
If I was to find minor flaws to add my usual constructive criticisms – and they really are so minor I had to think on this one – I did find Alice a little too immature for my liking to start with. But that was just a teeny tiny hiccup. Oh, and I’m not too sure but I feel the author may have gotten Odysseus and Jason from the those Argonauts confused. Golden fleece and Minotaur – that was Jason. Odysseus was Troy, Circe, sirens and the like. Sorry, just a mere bubble of concern from a fellow lover of myths and legends. 😉
So this book has a few little creases in it, so what? It’s a great read and a terrific new spin on the whole story mashup concept.
Would I recommend this book to others? Yes I would. It was terrific. I might suggest it’s more suited as a YA book that for “grown-ups” but seriously, YA is a genre to be enjoyed by many ages so who cares!
Would you buy this book for yourself? Yes I would. The blurb and the cover were enticing and the book lived up to what they were offering. Such a good read.
In summary: Slow, shaky start, but stick with it as it really takes off and becomes a great read and a fantastic adventure.
Until next time,