Book Talk 10/18/19: Melanie Cellier’s Happily Ever Afters
Happily Ever Afters: Reimagining of Snow White and Rose Red by Melanie Cellier.
Amazon’s blurb: Sometimes
a fairy tale ending is only the beginning…
Sarah and Evelyn have already risked everything to help Ava win a crown. But they soon learn that a coronation is a beginning, not an ending. Not everyone in Rangmere is happy to see the young queen on the throne, and intrigue and danger lurk all around.
The cousins find themselves fighting not only for their new kingdom but also for their own survival in the royal court. When a new threat emerges, the two girls must defeat it to both save the crown and secure their own Happily Ever Afters.
Happily Ever Afters is a novella of approximately 35,000 words.
If you enjoy clean romance, adventure and intrigue, then try the books in The Four Kingdoms series now! Each of these young adult fairy tale retellings can be read as a standalone story. However, for greatest enjoyment, they should be read in order.
The Four Kingdoms Reading Order:
The Princess Companion: A Retelling of The Princess and the Pea (Book One)
The Princess Fugitive: A Reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood (Book Two)
Happily Every Afters: A Reimagining of Snow White and Rose Red (Novella)
The Princess Pact: A Twist on Rumpelstiltskin (Book Three)
A Midwinter’s Wedding: A Retelling of The Frog Prince (Novella)
The Princess Game: A Reimagining of Sleeping Beauty (Book Four)
The Princess Search: A Retelling of The Ugly
Duckling (Book Five)
*This is a second edition published using US English*
Book Review: LOVED it! The stories of Evelyn’s and Sarah’s adventures in the Kingdom of Rangmere are exciting! With Ava and Hans on the throne, the trouble with the kingdom is just beginning. Evelyn takes on the role as the Queen’s Guard and Sarah begins to sweep the court for a husband. Evelyn finds herself at odds with the other guards all but one who she discovers is no guard. Meanwhile, Sarah stumbles upon the son of the most powerful man in Rangmere and worries he might be involved in a conspirancy against her friends. Both girls push for the truth and fall into a darkness they might not escape from.
Such a suspenseful book! Evelyn and Sarah are drawn well. The plot flows well. The kingdom is exciting if a bit dangerous.