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I love Gena Showalter and this young adult fiction was great. I loved being able to focus on the story she weaves. It’s a fresh take of fairytales and allows you to see them from all the different perspectives.
Welcome to Enchantia, where myths and mythological creatures are real and fairytales are prophecies waiting to be fulfilled. Everly's life is turned upside down when her mundane, mortal life is revealed to be a lie. Returning to the magical land of her birth, a prophecy awakens, magic flourishes and romance oh so slowly sizzles. But as secrets are revealed and fate is fought, Everly wages war upon herself as it becomes clear that she may just be the villian of her story.
The Evil Queen features, but is not limited to, the following themes: ○ Magic ○ YA fantasy ○ YA romance ○ Secrets ○ Anti-hero ○ Prophecy ○ Snow White ○ Retelling ○ Enemies to lovers
My overall rating for The Evil Queen is…
Gena Showalter has created a truly magical masterpiece with this unforgettable Snow White retelling. I have to admit, I'm not huge on the whole fairytale retelling themes but this book absolutely blew my mind. I looove anti-heroes and I love a good old doomed romance. Everly's character was someone we've all related to at some point, with her desire to be accepted and loved for who she is. Showalters' character and world building techniques and choice of snarky monologue just pulled everything into place and created this epic book.
I've always been fascinated by snow white and the seven dwarves and love reading different peoples thoughts on them. Within 3 chapters I was hooked and preordering the second book in the series I can't wait to find out what happens to Everly and Roth. Lots of mythical creatures great storyline that keeps you wanting more
I chose this book as I have love many of Genas other books When I started reading I initially thought I was not going to enjoy it much as I was familiar with the fairy tale and not a fan of rehashing old stories. I will always finish books I start and I am glad I did. This book is not a rehash. Familiarity gives characters a vivid image whilst Genas wizardry with storytelling and imagination gives the story a completely new twist making the book a page turner and an addiction to find out more. A great book. I should never doubt Genas unique skill.
This book it absolutely epic from start to finish i loved every minute even when it made me want to cry. I love gena showalter and fairytales this is just a perfect intertwining of both the characters are amazing and make you wish the book never ended no matter how much you needed to know what was going to happen. I highly recommend anyone and everyone to read this fantastic story.
I seriously need to stop buying Gena Showalter's books as over the last couple of years they have descended into absolute rubbish. I'm not sure who the audience is supposed to be for this book, YA or adult, but either are going to have issues engaging with the characters and getting through the appalling narrative. After 50 or so pages I've put the book in the bin as frankly the storyline, characters and quality of writing is just utter rubbish - that's the only way I can describe it.
I loveed reading this book it was so I couldn’t put it down it made me cry and laugh it was one of ur Best works I hope you wright more about the up-and-coming well would love to read more of this book but then you always do you have me wonting move all the time
Another great read by Gena, I was hooked from the beginning to this new series. A delightful play on the classic fairytales, wickedly good. Wonderfully sprinkled with lighthearted laughs, suspense filled moments and written so you don't want to put it down until you have finished. Looking forward to the next in the series.