So you remember Friday, right? I mean, I know it was a loooong time ago. But at least try to remember just a little back…. So if you have remembered right then you remember a blog tour and a guest post. The Blog Tour didn’t end there! Nope. So today, the tour is taking another stop here to hear out my review for Tales of Ever After. A review which I have been sorta eager to do. Seeing I finished the book the other day.
On a side note, is this ^ book not beautiful? It's beautiful. And the title.... so good! I really like this photo, it's crystal clearness, it's colors, it black background, its---ON TO THE BOOK!
Let’s get one thing straight, I don’t really like Fairy tales. WAIT, kindly HOLD your gasps for a moment.
In short, a lot of my disliking for Fairy tales are because the majority of them are about romance.
I DON’T like romance.
Now you may gasp.
Done? Good, let’s move on to the review. What? No I’m not going to explain myself, not yet anyway, that subject above is a whoooole ‘nother post.
Despite my disliking, I came into the Tales of Ever After fairly open minded (actually to be honest I didn’t pay attention to what sort of mind I was in, hmm). All I remember thinking was, “a new book! I MUST READZ!
So yeah, I started to read it right away, it was interesting, there were a lot of different takes on Fairytales (some that I knew and some that I didn’t).
Out of the kazillion stories in there, my all time favorite was “Believing Fairytales”. Maybe because it didn’t have any romance in it, maybe because it had an actual WOW twist. Maybe because of the dialogue. I don’t know, but it was awesome. Seriously. WOW.
Basically it’s about a boy called Nester who lives in some sort of Shrine (I wasn’t too sure about this in the beginning). This boy apparently has a dark past and has been trying to amend for it. His only friend and companion is a goblin. It’s one of those wonderful relationships where they both act like they dislike each other and would rather the other not there but actually care a lot about each other.
So then there are villains and knives and snarky dialogue....
Lot’s and lot’s of quotable dialogue (maybe that’s why I liked it so much)
And I quote:
(There were others...but I can’t say them cause they are kinda spoilers and for some odd reason I’m not allowed to give spoilers, hmf.)
So there ya have it! I would really love to spoil y’all….but apparently that wouldn’t be healthy for you, so know I refrain from spoiling you for your own good.
“Third Princess” made me smile, it was my second favorite, here’s a quote:
I would recommend Tales of Ever After for an older age level (15 and up) because there is a lot of kissing, like in almost every story. Nothing really descriptive or anything. But completely unnecessary in my opinion. And in the story “Being Seen” there is a part where the girl who is invisible does walk around naked, but it’s not really described.
So yup, those are my thoughts on the book, if you enjoy fairy tales then this is a book you’d definitely want to pick up!
Amazon Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Ever-After-Fellowship-Anthology-ebook/dp/B07FFMHM8M/
Books2Read Universal Link: https://www.books2read.com/u/bwYKry
Goodreads Listing: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40788623-tales-of-ever-after
ABOUT THE SHORT STORIES:
Cinders by Kendra E. Ardnek
When the fairy Jalia receives a plea for her aid, it seems a routine Cinderella rescue - until she only finds the family's pet cats.
At The Corner of Elm & Main by H. L. Burke
A sweet-natured lamppost dreams of seeing the world. When magic grants his wish, how will he use it?
Tears of the Sea by Savannah Jezowski
When Le Rae indulges her fascination with the forbidden sand walkers, she discovers more than danger in the shallow waters.
Steelhand by Ashley Capes
When a man with a mechanical hand hears a woman's ethereal voice calling for help, he must brave the steel forest to rescue her from a foul Alchemist.
King or Beggar by D. G. Driver
When a king’s spoiled, conceited daughter refuses and insults every nobleman asking for her hand in marriage, he stops giving her a choice.
The Girl Who Talked by Birds by Kristen S. Walker
A young girl's already isolated existence is worsened by the emergence of strange abilities.
The Princess and the Stone-Picker by Sarah Ashwood
"Those whose eyes are nearest to the ground are those who see its treasures." A humble stone-picker's mysterious remark sends a spoiled princess pursuing answers.
Wake the Moon by Annie Louise Twitchell
Demons laugh, light fades, and Jesse must battle his own darkness to wake the sleeping girl.
The Greatest Adventure by J.M. Hackman
A beautiful slave girl, hidden Fire Diamonds, and a wily dragon give Firebrand Aideen Siriol his greatest adventure yet.
Third Princess by Emily Martha Sorensen
The youngest of three always succeeds after the older two fail. But what if the older two aren’t willing to fail?
A Week after Midnight by Alex McGilvery
The prince is so shy he needed a ball to find a wife. What will he do when she moves in?
Being Seen by Gretchen E. K. Engel
Just because Ilmara is invisible, doesn't mean she doesn't exist.
The Quest for a Wide-Awake Princess by Lia London
Prince Jack needs to find a suitable princess, but he'd settle for one who's not snoring.
How to Hide a Prince by E.J. Kitchens
Princess Fiona is destined to save a prince, but would kissing a talking frog free a prince, or curse them both?
Believing Fairytales by Arthur Daigle
Some fairy tales are true. The dangerous ones are partly true.
The Loathly Princess of Edimor by L. Palmer
Princess Selene always gets her desire. When she asks to escape a marriage by transforming into a swan, the witch who helps her has other plans.
Don't forget the giveaway (forgetting a giveaway is like forgetting you have icecream in the freezer - DISASTROUS)
(All books are paperbacks, and possibly signed.)
(All books are ebooks of the winner’s file format of choice)
LAST but not least is the COMMENT GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!
The person who leaves the most comments across the blog tour will receive the chance to read special sneak peaks from several of the authors’ upcoming works!
To see the rest of the blog tour, go here:
I know this has seemed like a lengthy post, so I'll let you go, just AFTER this. I've an order for you.
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