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Americana Fairy Tale

(Fairy Tales of the Open Road #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  140 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Modern fairy-tale princess Taylor Hatfield has problems. One: He’s a guy. Two: His perfect brother Atticus is the reincarnation of Snow White. Three: Taylor has no idea which princess he is supposed to be. Four: Taylor just left his prince (a girl) at the altar. Despite his enchanted lineage, Taylor is desperate to find his Happily Ever After away from magic, witches, and ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published September 12th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press LLC
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3 On the Fence Stars

I’m not sure what to think of this, as it certainly is original in re-envisioning the reincarnations of all possible fairytales existing amongst us normal mundane humans. These “Enchants” each have a set of rules to live by, magic potential to explore, and possible curses to defeat. This is a world where it turns itself on its head eschewing convention where boys can be princesses and girls can be princes. Here, time warps and shifting reality are a dime a dozen, and fate and
3 Stars

I’m going to be super vague here and simply say that this was a unique contemporary take on the countless classic fairytales we all know (and love - if you’re anything like me).

Perhaps not executed the best possible way, I still found myself intrigued by this sometimes baffling but largely entertaining M/M fairytale road-trip adventure, and I daresay I’ll be back for more with the already released sequels.

For a review that tells it a hell of a lot better than I could ever hope to (or bot

This story starts out with a bang but there’s so much information dropped so quickly that it took a few chapters for me to get into it. Once I did though, I ended up falling in love with the characters and their journey. If you’re a fan of fairy tales this is a must read because it has such an incredibly unique spin on those familiar stories. A strange new world has been opened up here with Enchants existing and having their fates written by Mother Storyteller’s hand. It was honestly delightf
Serena Yates
Reimagined fairy tales, especially those with a twist or modernized to bring them up to date, and stories that challenge accepted gender identities and traditional roles are two of my favorite genres. Imagine my delight when I discovered the ‘Fairy Tales of the Open Road’ series and found out that it contains both elements in abundance. I know I’m late to the table with this first book having been out for a while, but now that I am into the concept of this somewhat crazy world, I am very motivat ...more
Sep 29, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
So, I've really been struggling with my focus and finding something to keep my attention. I'll admit, at the beginning, this book wasn't the solution. I persevered though and it got better, more exciting and overall I ended up liking it.

This is not your favorite Disney Fairy Tale. Not at all. This takes what you think you know and spins it into something not so pretty.

Really cool and clever part? Boys are Princesses and girls are Princes, sometimes. That I really enjoyed.

I think that this book
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2,5 stars

A princess....


Uf...what a weird, quirky story.
i started reading this book and the opening scene, dialogue between Taylor and his pixie tingled something in my I read this style somewhere and when I checked, I saw I actually did- I read Pawn Takes Rook, so if you liked that one- the snark is present here as well.
The book is very different, though. Like a.... Tim Burton's Disney version of fairytale urban fantasy. On crack. That means that imagery is rich, characters are qui
Fun ridiculous over the top romp that with the fairy tale characters we all know. I loved the little twist on princesses/princes and how the HEAs we all know aren't really what we think they are. Snow White being a Big Bad is a fun twist. I really liked Taylor and Corentin together. I am still more skeptical on Atticus/Idi's "true love" but I suppose I should go with it. I feel like Atticus "turns" a little too quickly with pretty much zero motivation. I'm curious what happens next given how thi ...more
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny, crazy, and sweet.

Mash up every single fairytale you grew up with, stretch it out, bake it, and shatter it into bite sized pieces. That's how I felt entering this crazy modern day world where "Enchants" live among the "mundane;" where princesses and are reincarnated regardless of gender; and where true love still conquers all. At least for a little while until the evil Witchking returns.
Lisa The Novel Approach
4.5 Stars

Frankly, I have not one idea how to begin a synopsis of this novel. To say that this was a multi-layered plot with continual surprises, beginning with the fact that both Taylor and Atticus were “princesses” and that each had a fairy sprite godparent named Ringo and Honeysuckle, respectively, is just scraping the tip of the proverbial storyline iceberg. And boy, does this berg run deep! Then we layer on Idi the Witchking, who is the ultimate baddie and who has also taken over the body of
Sammy Goode
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.75 stars

Frankly, I have not one idea how to begin a synopsis of this novel. To say that this was a multi-layered plot with continual surprises beginning with the fact that both Taylor and Atticus were “princesses” and that each had a fairy sprite godparent, named Ringo and Honeysuckle, respectively, is just scraping the tip of the proverbial story line iceberg. And boy does this berg run deep! Then we layer on Idi the Witchking, who is the ultimate baddie and who has also taken over the body o
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a fascinating read of epic proportion! Lex give a very cool and wicked twist to the classic children's fairy tales, namely Snow White, The Huntsman, and Sleeping Beauty. Where all the re-encarnated princessses are guys. There will be no mome spoilers. I have already hinted enough. That was quite refreshing to me. The fascinating parts was the setting of the story is all over the United States. There are all sort of elements put into this story: Drama, action, intrigue, suspense, ho ...more
This book had good bones. I always enjoy a good retelling of an old favourite, and I like roadtrips and enemies-to-lovers stories. But the frenetic pace and winding plot did it no favours. I stopped being able to keep track and eventually just stopped caring. I basically just skimmed the last 25% or so.
3.5 whimsically fun stars

This was an extremely fast paced, potpourri of wackiness that just seemed to work for me. I did lose track of where/what/who a couple times, and there were some things left unanswered, but I didn't seem to care in the end.
Just plain fun.
Sep 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: denise
Review can be read at It's About The Book

I’m convinced that no one but Lex Chase could take two classic fairy tales, mix them up, twist them around each other, add just the right amount of quirky humor, and end up with a completely original and delightful story!

Taylor is the black sheep of the Hatfield family, a prominent family of Enchants. His brother Atticus is the hereditary Snow White and, according to Taylor’s parents, the perfect son. Taylor, on the other hand is not. He’s rather an e
Joyfully Jay
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crissy
A Joyfully Jay review.

5 stars

This book is all of fairy tale land on speed. In a good way. I’m so very in love with these characters and the world in general. I’m having a hard time not gushing all over the page and ruining this whole book for you. It’s that good. I read this book because, first and foremost, I love fairy tales. Who doesn’t? We’re raised on them. But geez, I love a good (and sexy) twist on them too. Americana Fairy Tale is all kinds of twisted. Second is the fact that I have com
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so good..

It was so different from anything I have read before. Taylor is a princess who has no idea which one he is.. Oh and he is a man! I loved the comedy in this book! Taylor runs from his wedding which was supposed to be to a prince in a woman's body. That is when he meets Corentin who is a huntsman but also is so much more, which I cant say without giving away any spoilers.
There was so much action in this book and secrets that I was on the edge of my seat until I finished be
Kim W
Oct 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: won, read-in-2014
You're not supposed to judge a book by the cover, but look at this cover! It's gorgeous!

This was a fun mix of all kinds of fairy tales into one adventure/fantasy story. The story was clever and I liked the way the characters took a road trip to obscure parts of the country and then put a fun fairy tale spin on those places. I didn't really get a romance vibe out of this story other than the requisite happy ever after. The romance didn't really pick up until the end which was fine with me. I ende
This was an amazing twisted fairy tale road trip! The scenes were well described and vivid. The characters well developed and interesting. The plot was unique and very engaging. I had a hard time putting it down!

There is something thought provoking when dealing with male princesses and all the princess rules. A look at how we treat women, and women in fairy tales in particular.

I am going to jump into book 2 right away!
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3.5 stars

I’m at a loss on how to review this book. On one hand, I really enjoyed this one and the twists and turns there is. But on the other hand, I had a lot of issues with it. Let’s start with the characters. I adored Taylor as a character. At first, I wasn’t really feeling him because I felt like even though Taylor was a guy, he acted like a girl, totally embracing the ‘princess’ title even though he hated being labeled a princess. It was a little aggravating but
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A good mix of action, familial drama, fairy-tale derived fantasy, and romance!

This book was right down my alley! Gimme a modern day, fairy tale-laced action-adventure any day of the week!

I'll make this review way easier and less ramble-y than my others. (At least, that's my goal. :P Not sure if I'll actually succeed.)

Hope you enjoy the review!


- Length-wise, this book was fantastic, and at 300+ pages, you really get to absorb all the details and pace yourself to enjo
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this a little unusual to get into and a bit choppy as things got moving, but after that I was hooked and really enjoyed this story!

There is a whole other world within our own of the Enchants. They have stories like our Disney fairy tales but less.....Disney. The Storyteller wrote the stories of these souls and they keep being reborn within the lines of the Enchants to live our their Curse and try to break it.

Taylor is a guy, but he is a Princess of the Hatfield line. He is the screw-up
This is one of the series I was dying to love but it just did get there for me. I think there were too many ideas thrown out there and the worldbuilding wasn't concise enough for me. It took me a while to find my feet in this series and get caught up on how things were suppose to work. I'm still not clear on a lot of things in the world. I'm still trying to figure out how the princess, prince, witch, ect linages work and how they relate to families they were born into. I did like Tyler and Coren ...more
May 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-fantasy
I’m a bit unsure how to rate this book. It starts out interesting enough. I liked the whole concept of Enchants (fairy tale characters living amongst regular humans) and the writing style was superb. However, the more I read the more confusing it got for me. Usually I like my books fast-paced, but in this case I got lost every so often. So yeah, great take on fairy tales in general, but the execution wasn’t really to my liking.
Meraxes Targaryen
Interesting story and concept, but in the middle of the book, it gets horribly boring and just repetitive.

Really love the concept of the male princesses even if sometimes it is confusing, the chemistry between the two MC is explosive and amazing. Ringo, OMG I loved him! What really troubled me is Atticus, his motivations seem rather dull and stupid, empty in some way, I think that I'll wait some time to read the second one, don't want to get tired.

3 stars!
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-fantasy
It was difficult rating this book. On one hand, I liked the concept, the plot, the characters. On the other, I kept drifting off. Some of the specifics were a bit dubious and unfinished, sometimes even confusing.

But overall it was a good story and I enjoyed it.
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dsp, 2019-read
Super interesting! I love stories like these!!!!
Retelling of something we thought we knew but with a new twist! Super cool!

It ended with a lot of things still up in the air so I'm glad to know there are two more parts in the series!

Will continue on! :)
Actually 3.75 stars

This very different take on fairy tales gives us a new and ultra-modern concept of male fairy princesses and female fairy princes. You read that right. This very fun romp is the first I've read from the author and I confess the concept amused me from page one. Visualization is definitely a friend on this read.

Princess Taylor Andrew Hatfield has lived in the shadow of his brother, the perfect Princess Atticus, all his life. Everybody knows Princess Atticus is the reincarnation
Re-read Aug/19 2.5 stars

I concur with my original 3 star rating. And I also remember it being much more cohesive than I found it this time around. There was a lot of jumping around in the story, and a lot of things left unexplained.

3 stars

taylor is a fairy tale princess, although he doesn't know who he is, and is born male. he hasn't found his true love, but his parents arrange a marriage for him. he runs away, and then finds out that his brother his been captured by the winter king and
Ashley E
Crazy-twisted fairy-tale awesomeness. I've put off reading this book for quite a while. Maybe it's because it's weird reading a book written by a friend (*waves* Hi, Lex.), or maybe I just wasn't in the mood, I dunno. Whatever, the reason, I'm so glad I stopped putting it off. I love retold fairy tales, so really there was no question. I also love quirky craziness, which is good, because this is not your typical retelling. There are no Prince Charmings in sight. The princess is a guy. And "Happi ...more
H Beeyit
Wow strange I totally had a review of this book up and it's disappeared on me. Someone liked it! I still have the email! Well, it was more about the cover than the book since the book hadn't even come out yet, but still.

Gosh, I wish I had liked this more than I did. I definitely went in expecting a more traditional fairy tale-ish feel overall than I got. The book is kind of too long and just too much altogether for that. Basically, the author throws everything she's got at you for 300+ pages. It
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