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Twice Upon A Time

(Unfinished Fairy Tales #2)

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Seven years have passed since Kat left Athelia. Through the intervention of the goblin king’s baby daughter, the book is re-opened and Kat is transported back to Story World. Upon learning she is given a second chance, Edward is determined not to let her go this time. His chance of succeeding, however, seems like nil. Kat doesn’t remember anything of their past, she loathe ...more
Published December 2016
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Prabhjot Kaur
After reading and loving the first book in the series, I had high expectations from this but was left cold. I just can't believe how much the writing changed as if it was written by a completely different person. Even though it was almost the same story as the first one, the writing felt off. Same as that Kat felt like a completely different person. I know she doesn't have her memories and seven years have passed but still she felt like a completely new character. She was just not funny or witty ...more
Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨
DID I JUST READ THE SAME BOOK TWICE?

The title of the book might be 'Twice Upon A Time', but I didn't expect that it would mean that the story had to basically repeat itself...

It has been 7 years since Kat and Edward broke the curse and Kat returned to the real world. She has no memory of what happened, but others have not forgotten their love story. The goblin princess, Pippi, is so in live with their romance, that she orchestrates for Kat to return to Athelia. However, her return is not the hap
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Tweebs♥️
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Doctor: How can I help you???
Me: *opens book*
Me: *cries*
Me: *points*
Me: yo fix this ending because no
Dee (PlainlyReads)
Jan 27, 2017 rated it liked it
After much consideration. 3 stars.

I wish the story started out a little differently. It feels like I'm reading the Ugly Stepsister once again, owing to the fact that Kat lost her memory and being transferred back to Athelia. Hence everything in Athelia is somewhat new to her, when it is not so much to the readers. The first half of the book is all about Kat trying to re-adjust with the rules of the court. Which is a waste of time. We've been through this in the first book! I ended up skipping a
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Eileen
Oct 07, 2016 marked it as to-read
I. NEED. THIS.
Fifi | A Fairytale Dream
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, fairytales
Thanks again to Aya for letting me beta read the first draft of Twice Upon a Time!

Twice Upon a Time takes place 7 years from where we left off, with Kat back in the real world and no memories of the events of the first book. She is now a 24 year old college graduate who is blissfully unaware of her time with Edward in Athelia. That all changes when a Pippi, a young goblin, decides to interfere by making a deal with her uncle.

"Repeat after me: I, Princess Pippi, daughter of King Barthelius, wil
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Gina
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it
I might need to rant a little bit...

Twice Upon a Time did not quite charm me as the first book of the series. There's probably a number of reasons for that.

For one, I walked into this story for the second time prepared to criticize it. Don't take me wrong, it's not because I disliked the first book or because I expected this one to disappoint me. It was more like the first book's setting and world-building was not constructed thoroughly. And, so, I plunged into this story with my weapons drawn,
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Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~
My full review goes live on my blog June 11th, 2017 HERE: https://escapingrealitybookreviews.wo...

This book is absolutely gorgeous. More self published authors need to follow Aya’s example, because this cover is positively breathtakingly perfect. This is the kind of book that I want to have on my shelf not only because it’s amazing, but also because the cover is just so pretty.

My Review: So I was actually lucky enough to be able to beta read this book in exchange for honest feedback. Honestly, I
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♛ Garima ♛
Apr 04, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: kindle-unlimited

I really like #1, so pretty excited for this one!


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M.L.
Feb 23, 2018 rated it did not like it
What is this? Really? It feels like I’m reading book one all over again, except Kat is way worst. She’s a feminist to the 3rd power. It feels like the story does not progress since Kat has to be reminded about her feeling for the price, constantly.
Kat was annoying in book one, but being a time travel fairytale fan, I kept at it. Now it seems as if Kat has moved past being annoying and straight into unlikeable.
I couldn’t finish. Oh god! I would have never suspected this book would be added to my
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Shruti
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First reading


This book is so heart rendering. I love it so much. God knows how much I cried reading it. The author surely knows how to plot. Loved it !!! :)

Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!


Re read one

I was suddenly feeling this deep sense of longing and nostalgia for Kat and Edward
and knew that I just had to re read it. Oh how I loved it so much! Read it with the same fervent love. And finished it with the same desperate heavy heart. Fell in love with it all over again. This book means so much
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Claire Knight
Dec 19, 2016 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book when I read it. I liked the character progression and the fact that it wasn't a cut and dry happy ending style book. I felt the author's writing had improved from the first novel and I liked the added twists that came to Kats relationship. ...more
Erin Weaver
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Dream Come True

This book brings everything to the table. It gives a very modern twist to a classic tale. It's AWESOME! I was constantly rooting for the characters, and could hardly put it down!
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Mitsubachi
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
As with the first book, the end is infuriating and the only thing keeping me from rating it lower is that there is this great hope of returning to the world with book 3. If I had to wait until the third book comes out, I would probably go and burn the book, because I simply cannot wait!

Just like before, Kat and Edward are great, I like that she had to fall in love again and he tried hard. The plot twist at the end was something I didn't see coming and I wasn't too happy about it, but it does mak
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Andrea Valle
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars okay?
What can I say, Edward and Kat are just too cute, they gave me the feels. Here's the problem: I had a hard time with the constant grammatical errors and inconsistencies, like...Athenians? you mean AtheLians? (although probably it may have been my copy, who knows). Trains? Cameras? Did you read your first book before writing this one? Good thing it was clarified that they were in the industrialization era but like...the first book said something else. Also, the beginning read like
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Shaila
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even though I haven't read the first book yet, the very first chapter got me hooked... I just loved the little spoiled princess demanding a happy lasting ending and fell in love with the story it self. ...more
Angi Naerebout
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was pretty crazy. Kat irritated me so much through out the first half of the book. She didn’t read like someone who was 24. She seemed whiny, immature and just rude. It was a good story but seemed really repetitive. I still love the characters though. I think a different location would have been nice, but overall I did enjoy it. The school losing members bothered me a lot and the trial at the end was a crazy twist. I’m still suited for the next book.
Shreeya Ilayanambi
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
It is sort of like the first book but sooooooooo much better. I definitely recommend it t anyone who likes retells of fairytales.
zainab
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
I'm sure Aya Ling had a tea with Satan after writing this book
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Sharon  (enjoythefandomlife)
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CARLA
https://celebrityreaders.com/2019/03/...

This was a solid follow up to the first book. And not at ALL what I was expecting. The evil stepsister takes a more prominent role in this one and I tried, you guys, really tried to find her angle. But it didn’t hit me what it was until the moment I found out!

Kat was even more ambitious in her want to change the laws, she seems a bit too forward thinking and wants change to happen very quickly without letting the kingdom absorb her ideas first. But I under
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Jessica Fether
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kind of cheesy, but still so so so good. I can't wait for book 3! ...more
Punnya Dayanand
Jul 05, 2018 rated it liked it
The ending was terrible, heart-breaking. I didn't expected such a grave ending. ...more
Stacy Kersteter
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a cliffhanger ending!!!
My heart was furious then happy then sad. I felt I was constantly getting my heart torn apart... in a good way lol.
York Lara
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I need my happy ending!!!
More Kat and Edward
Lenore Kosinski
https://celebrityreaders.com/2019/04/...

4 stars — OK, this review is probably going to be a little scattered, and it’ll probably come across more negative than my actual feelings about the book. I’m more just explaining (probably to myself) why I didn’t rate it higher. I’m still loving this series, I just found it took me a bit longer to get invested.

First of all, Luci Christian is still hitting ALL MY BUTTONS as the narrator. I loved the different voices she used, and they were all consistent (
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Sofia~
I have decided to stop with this series.

I am EXTREMELY disappointed with this book and the follow ups.

The first book was so amazing, for me, an almost 5 stars, well written with a good (not annoying or unlikable) protagonist, a good and healthy pairing/romance and actually interesting and entertaining plot.

And I was so excited to keep reading but then I did read the descriptions of the other books, and I read some of this- the second book and I can't believe how it (the quality) dropped from 100
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Kirstie
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the first book so much this sequel was an insta buy. It's enjoyable to return to Athelia, and I loved the nods to Outlander.

(spoilers, I guess, but you're reading a review for book two so I assume you know how book one ended) Since after returning home at the end of the previous book Kat's memories were wiped, upon returning to Athelia she doesn't remember Edward or anything of her time here which causes plenty of problems and shenanigans.

While the relationship was just as fun this tim
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Claudia
Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I.Just.Can’t
I am dying. That was so amazing and frustrating. This book had me laughing, swooning and crying the entire way. I could not put it down.
Kat has returned to Athelia but has no recollection of anything that happened in her previous visit. She has returned to the exact moment she left and Edward is desperate to help her remember and keep her there. It has been 7 years for her but nothing has changed for Edward. He, being the cute and adorably handsome prince that he is, starts daring
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Khaleel Mughal
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Aya is from Taiwan, where she struggles daily to contain her obsession with mouthwatering and unhealthy foods. Often she will devour a good book instead. Her favorite books include martial arts romances, fairy tale retellings, high fantasy, cozy mysteries, and manga.

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Unfinished Fairy Tales (4 books)
  • The Ugly Stepsister (Unfinished Fairy Tales, #1)
  • Ever After (Unfinished Fairy Tales, #3)
  • Queen of Athelia (Unfinished Fairy Tales, #4)

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