Book Talk 8/9/19: Gena Showalter’s The Evil Queen
The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter. YA Fairytale. Inkyard Press. June 25, 2019.
Amazon’s blurb: WELCOME TO THE FOREST
OF GOOD AND EVIL.
A DREAM COME TRUE…AND A LIVING NIGHTMARE.
Far, far away, in the realm of Enchantia, creatures of legend still exist, magic is the norm and fairy tales are real. Except, fairy tales aren’t based on myths and legends of the past—they are prophecies of the future.
Raised in the mortal realm, Everly Morrow has no idea she’s a real-life fairy-tale princess—until she manifests an ability to commune with mirrors.
Look. See… What will one peek hurt?
Soon, a horrifying truth is revealed. She is fated to be Snow White’s greatest enemy, the Evil Queen.
With powers beyond her imagination or control, Everly returns to the land of her birth. There, she meets Roth Charmaine, the supposed Prince Charming. Their attraction is undeniable, but their relationship is doomed. As the prophecy unfolds, Everly faces one betrayal after another, and giving in to her dark side proves more tempting every day. Can she resist, or will she become the queen—and villain—she was born to be?
The battle between good and evil is on.
My Review: This book is FABULOUS! It swept me a way to Enchantia on page one and Everly won my loyalty as one who fought between good and evil to see who she would become Snow White or the Evil Queen. Or neither? Prince Charmain seemed destined to break Everly’s heart and had a streak of bad as well as good in him. Would Snow White draw him away from Everly. After all, didn’t the fairytale spout off about true love’s kiss? You will both delight and recoil by some of these character’s actions, but you will never be bored. I can’t wait to see what other books in this series delve into!