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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  11,185 ratings  ·  713 reviews
Mirror, Mirror, on the wall,
Who is the Fairest of them all?

In the sequel to UnEnchanted, Mina Grime discovers that all is not fair when it comes to the Fae and their tales, especially when they don’t all play by the rules. Barely surviving the Story’s first fairy tale quest, Mina still has hundreds to go before she can end the curse on her family. But a new player arises t
Kindle Edition, 235 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Chanda Hahan (first published May 31st 2012)
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One word? Exceptional. Just like the previous book in the series, UnEnchanted, this book was amazing. I only bought the first book because it was a free E-book but I just had to buy the second one when I finished because it was just that good. Although I'm guessing that's the point of giving you the first book free huh? Nonetheless I loved it. It shows not only a teenager's coming-of-age and challenges with love and friendship in the normal world but has amazing fairytale twists on it.

Though the story was captivating enough to make me read it in one sitting, I'm still a bit disappointed in this book. I got so tired of Mina being the self-obsessed clueless teenager with the patience of tea kettle. And in the end she suddenly got all wise and insightful, able to threaten her foe but I still didn't quite get what she meant and even if it gets explained in the next book - which probably will come one day - I'm afraid that it will be to late for me.

Chanda Hahn has done it again! In her sequel to UnEnchanted, she created a world full of thrilling moments, heartbreaking loss, breathtaking glimpses at love and a perfect ending that will leave readers anxiously awaiting the release of book three in the An Unfortunate Fairy Tale series!

I can’t get over how much I enjoyed Fairest! As a fan of Chanda Hahn, I’m not surprised that I enjoyed the novel. I am, however, surprised that I liked it more than UnEnchanted.

If the ending of UnEnchated broke
I read the first one in this series 2 days ago, and found it enjoyable enough to purchase this book, the second in the series. I enjoyed the first book and rated it 4 stars. I LOVED this book and gave it a solid 5. I have to tell you that this is one of the MOST enjoyable one sitting reads I have read in a long time. The writer keeps things moving quickly without making the reader feel "pushed" through the story and without leaving the reader feeling like they've missed out on important pieces o ...more
Becky Ginther
While this sequel to Unenchanted was still good, there were a few flaws that stuck out for me. First of all, the editing and grammar mistakes in this one are even worse than the first one. It's disappointing. I know that when self-publishing it's more likely for stuff to fall through the cracks, but some of the misplaced commas and use of "too" instead of "to" is just distracting.

The other thing is that I'm getting a little impatient with the amount of information being revealed. I understand th
life's a fairy tale
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This was the second book to what thus far has been overall an amazing series....with one major flaw... There is no true happy ending for Mina! Ever!!!! I totally get that this is an unfortunate fairy tale, but stillllll!!! Seriously, if the story and ideas themselves weren't so good, I would be so fed up with how these past two books ended that I would hate them.

Like the first, this book deserves six stars for creativeness. The stories are gripping with just the ri
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Apr 27, 2015 CalypK rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Amantes de los retellings
Recommended to CalypK by: Internet
Terminado de leer 24/07/2013

En líneas generales se encuentra casi al mismo nivel que UnEnchanted. Excepto porque en algún punto el ritmo se vuelve lento, a diferencia del anterior, en el que siempre estaba pasando algo.

Pero se ven bastante compensadas estas fallas con algunas importantes mejoras. Primero y principal; el lastre de Brody pasó a la historia (¡Hurra!) y segundo; ya no aparece hasta el pato que cruzó la calle dando su punto de vista. Ugh. Etapa superada por la autora, afortunadament
Hmm, I think I liked the first book a bit more, but I still enjoyed this one. I think the ending bumped it up a star for me though. It’s been about a month since the last book ended and Mina has completed a few more stories and has built up some confidence. While I like Mina, I got frustrated with her a bit in this one, but at the same time I liked that her “role” in the story wasn’t what she expected. The romance was pretty lacking in this one. I’m not sure who were supposed to be rooting for a ...more
Jul 04, 2012 Gary rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Okay, I liked the first novel UnEnchanted but I love Fairest (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Book 2). It was the final few pages that did for me. It’s the gumption of the character Wilhelmina Grimm, in those few chapters she turn the entire series on its head.

Now she is an emboldened character that I believe could actually complete the two tails. She will do whatever it takes to complete them. In those few final chapters Chanda Hahn redefined her burgeoning series.

It’s a page turner from beginning t
Nisha A
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I'm a bit disappointed in this sequel. First of all, it seemed like there were several discrepancies between the first and second book. In Unenchanted, they made it a point to tell us that while capable of manipulating the truth, the Fae cannot outright lie. In this book, Mina never stopped questioning the truth of differing Fae's statements. And then there were other small differences that annoyed me, as well, like book ones's all-you-can-eat-potstickers at Wongs' vs book two's all-you-can-eat- ...more
What I liked:
-Jared. Even though I still really hate the whole “trust-a-complete-stranger-because-I-say-so” thing, Jared definitely grew on me during this book. I actually like the idea of him and Mina being together, and I could tell Jared really cared about helping Mina. Oh, and I totally called it while reading the first book; he’s gonna be leading man number two.
-Fae. I liked the more in depth look at the good fae, like Ever and Jared, but I think we still need a bit more world building to r
This one started off to a rocky start and got better as it went along. Now, granted,I have not read book 1 - so that definitely made it hard to jump right in to. But the initial dialogue felt painful. Stilted and awkward, she kept saying she knew everyone but no one seemed to talk to each other like you would a friend or someone you know...

but after we took the fated drive to the park (view spoiler), the conversations got much easier, everyone seemed to final
This is another great book in the Unfortunate Fairy Tale. I didn't quite enjoy it as much as the first one but I'll definitely be reading the next in the series as it was a lot of fun.

I really enjoyed getting to know more about the characters and there were a few new ones that were thrown in that are getting interesting too. It was nice to see Jared and Mina's relationship develop and the twists in the relationships between Mina and both Nan and Brody were great too.

Definitely recommend it.
I haven't read the first book in this series, so the story did take me a while to get in to...but, once I was a couple chapters in, I started to really enjoy the story. It was a very interesting read! I will probably continue the series when I have the time.
I don't mean to be a book snob, but I still find myself fighting the self-published stigma. While the plot is much better in this second book in the series, the grammar gaffes still make me grind my teeth. They could easily be fixed by editing so I have a hard time forgiving them.

There is also still a bit of purple prose where the hot guy is so hot the female protagonist literally pants after him. Snicker. While some of the back story is finally fleshed out in this book, there are leaps again th
I was stuck at my mom's work with no wifi so I finished this. The typos, discrepancies, and annoying characters couldn't still didn't keep me interested, and I did try my best. I thoroughly enjoyed UnEnchanted and was incredibly eager to read this one but the writing took a total 180. Mina was no longer a strong, sure character but was instead replaced by a whiny, incredibly distrustful teenager. I enjoyed how she did become a bit stronger at the absolute last chapter. I think the entire plot, t ...more
Lissa Smith
Yes 5 stars because I love retelling with a twist. Also it was extremely well written for a YA book as the authors first series. I plan on devouring this series over the weekend.
This is the second book in the series I have read by Chanda Hahn. I really live how easu the story flows and the twists and turns in the books plot goes. Mina has to defeat another Story just to survive and this time she finds out some pretty amazing information about Jared and how he plays out in the books. Also she is learning how to defeat the Story and is one of the only Grimms to know some of the secrets that the Fae don't want them to know.I hope in book 3 I find out more about Brody and M ...more
Rebecca Jo
After finishing the first book, I enjoyed it so much, I downloaded this one. I loved going from one book to the next, with the same characters, having the story fresh in my mind. And this book continued on with the "Grimm Curse" that Mina has to endure.

Her best friend Nan is still along side her, as well as Brody, the love from the first book. Only problem? There's no memory of their relationship from the first adventure. Everyones memory was wiped out after the quest was finished... so Mina is
Virginia Seven Swans
I am pleased with the author and the continuation of this story. While there were some discrepancies from the first story to the second (potstickers changed to dumplings and the more serious change of "fae can't lie" to "you are lying fae") the story did not contradict itself within this book. There were no obvious stumbles and it moved along smoothly. I was disappointed at the change in Mina. In the first book she embraces her destiny and even fights to have the opportunity to beat the curse. I ...more
I reviewed "UnEnchanted" and one of the things I said was that Chanda Hahn did not disappoint and I hoped the trend would continue in "Fairest". Once again, she didn't disappoint, in fact, I was an extreme happy camper at the end of Book Two...well, with the exception of the fact I really wish Book Three was already out.

This book was entertaining from the get go and what I felt was lacking in the last book was not present in this one. It was fast paced, a page turner and while slightly predictab
3.5 Stars

This is quite hard to review, as I really like the idea, and as a general rule, I like the characters too. Most of the time, as they tend to do stupid annoying things, but generally I enjoy the story. The biggest problem is the writing. I got the first book free off iTunes, and I noticed it then but I could deal with it, enough for me to buy this one. However, there were parts in this book where it was unbearable. Particularly in the woods. I'm not sure why, but that bit really really b
Dec 31, 2012 Leslie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Unenchanted; those who like short stories packed with action and drama
This sequel to "Unenchanted (An Unfortunate Fairytale)" has solidified this series as one of my favorites. I loved the first book with its great take on a storyline and lovable characters and the second book definitely doesn't disappoint. The series is about a teenage girl named Mina who finds out that she is part of the Grimm family - as in The Brother Grimm of the fairytales. As a Grimm she has to take up the family mantle passed onto generations of completing quests that reflects the fairytal ...more
Jo Ann Mulligan
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Rose Glitschka
Fairest is the second book in the An Unfortunate Fairy Tale series by Chanda Hahn. I read the first book, UnEnchanted, in two days and loved the way the story pulled from different fairy tales and twisted them into new directions. It had some slow points, but overall I really enjoyed it.

For that reason I was excited to read Fairest and I wasn't disappointed. In fact, I would say that Fairest was an even better read than UnEnchanted. In this book we get more twisted fairy tales and what I really
I really really enjoyed this book. I didn't write a review of threw first book, but I loved that book as well.

This series is just... Cute. Yeah, cute is a good word.

The main character Mina, is likeable and relatable. As a fellow "spastic clutz", I can relate to her. I think this book was so interesting with its twist on the typical paranormal teen stories.

I'm not going to lie, I only read book #1 because it was free on my kindle. But as soon as I had finished book #1, I immediately went and bo
Abby Shepard
This is the second book in a series, so see my book plug on "Unenchanted" to get caught up. Still nursing a broken heart after having her friends, and crush completely forget the best few months of her life, Mina Grime is getting sick and tired of being manipulated by the curse on her family. Therefore, she is even more determined to complete every fairytale quest in her great-great-great-great-great-grandfathers' collection. When innocent people begin to go missing, and Mina is thrown into the ...more
I originally read the first book, Unenchanted, because it was free on my kindle fire. I couldn't put it down. The main character reminded me a lot of myself, and her best friend, Nan, was a lot like my best friend. It had a great plot, and where I can usually guess what will happen next, that book surprised me a little. I also appreciate the fact that neither of these books are heavy on cursing. Immediately after finishing, I picked up this one. I was not disappointed. It went along well with th ...more
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Chanda Hahn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Reign An Unfortunate Fairy Tale. She was born in Seattle, WA, grew up in Nebraska and currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their twin children. She attended North Central University in Minneapolis Minnesota for Childrens Ministry. She was also a children's pastor, bookseller and children's librarian.

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An Unfortunate Fairy Tale (5 books)
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