Reading Level: Adult
Length: 87 pages
Release Date: October 5th, 2009
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Ever After series
Source: Bought for Kindle
Rating: 3/5 stars
I got this book to read on my Kindle quite awhile ago (back when I had just purchased my Kindle and was acquiring ebooks at a breakneck pace). This book was a cute read and okay overall. It’s a very quick story.
Melinda has been able to dream herself into fairy tales for as long as she can remember. However this time is different. She finds herself stuck in Beauty in the Beast and ends up being captured and accused of kidnapping Beauty. Eventually the Fairy Godmother shows up and helps the Court to realize that Melinda wasn’t involved at all, instead the Evil Witch was the one who kidnapped Beauty. As a result Melinda gets charged with hunting down the Evil Witch and returning both the Witch and Beauty back to the Land of Fairy Tales. Unfortunately the Beast is determined to come along and help….and he looks much less beastly in his human form…
This was a very short and straight-forward book (more of a novella really). The plot is very predictable. Melinda and the Beast have fairly good chemistry together; but there just isn’t enough page space to do their relationship justice.
I thought the idea of Melinda being able to dream herself into fairy tales was cute. I also liked that the theme of the book was that happily ever after is something that needs to be worked at by both members of the relationship…not something that just happens.
Aside from the above everything else was just okay. The writing is okay but pretty simple in style, the story is predictable; the result is a story that is a cute and quick read but not great.
Overall a cute and quick read that wasn’t great but wasn’t bad. Really I don’t have a ton to say about it. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it, but if you are looking for a quick paranormal romance/fairy tale retelling it’s okay.