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Disenchanted

(Disenchanted #1)

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Centuries ago, the flames of a terrible war engulfed the sprawling wildwood of Brittany, displacing hoards of monsters in its wake. These beasts fled to the remaining patches of forest, the largest known as Brocèliande—home to the elusive Fae, and within unsettling proximity to the mortal kingdom.

A Breton princess at the peak of the French Renaissance, Lilac lives prisoner
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Kindle Edition, 458 pages
Published March 10th 2020 by The Parliament House
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Brianna Sugalski Hi Nataly,

I hope all is well! My publisher will offer ARCs/ Takeover Tours super soon (I expect the beginning of the year), but you can message me you…more
Hi Nataly,

I hope all is well! My publisher will offer ARCs/ Takeover Tours super soon (I expect the beginning of the year), but you can message me your email and I will add it to the ARC list. If not, please let me know and I will send you a direct link to the signup sheet so you can enter the info manually! :) Thank you for your interest in DISENCHANTED, I truly hope you enjoy it.

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C.G. Drews
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm going to describe this book as an enchanting, darkling delight. I loved this. 😍 It was everything I want in YA fantasy: monsters in the woods, cluelessly lovely princess, love-to-hate romance, sass and bickering, and a thunderingly epic ending.

You just have to say 'monsters' and 'woods' and I'm obsessed. This is one of my favourite combinations and I can’t get enough. In Disenchanted, Princess Lilac braves the Brocèliande Forest where all the monsters (vampires, ogres, fae, and more) have be
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Tabi⁷ (ᕗツ)ᕗ
Me, looking at the cover but mostly the dude lurking in the back:

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Tyanne
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can honestly say Disenchanted took me by surprise! I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did, so much in fact that I can’t stop thinking about Garin and Lilac. I won’t go over the synopsis of this book because if you’re reading this, you’ve probably already know what the book is about.

That being said, the things I loved about this story was numerous starting with the world Sugalski created. Hello mysterious forest home to magical creatures called the Darklings! I LOVED this concept of h
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Brianna Sugalski
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I’ve never been more simultaneously nauseous and grateful. My book baby is out today. Thank you Amanda Wright, Shayne Leighton, and Chantal Gadoury for believing in Lilac and Garin’s haphazard trek through Brocèliande. Thank you to all The Parliament House authors for inspiring me and giving me the courage and faith enough to query, and my author/ reader friends Erica, Jessica, Lorrena, Rosemary, and Dominique for helping me stay sane during the sometimes grueling drafting/ editing process (Loni ...more
Danielle (yaallegiance)
A gripping tale infused with history, adventure, and romance; Disenchanted is a compelling story of a cursed princess, a crestfallen killer, the town that wants them to burn, and the witch that can save them both.

Readers will be enticed into a world of mystery, intrigue, and romance. Sugalski showcases her mastery in worldbuilding by transporting readers to Broceliande forest and taking them on the journey alongside. Lilac and Garin.

Disenchanted is the kind of story that will sink its teeth into
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Victoria Booklover
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
(UPDATE: THERE WILL BE A SEQUEL!)

This changes things. Disregard my comment about the world and about Basiton, because according to Brianna we are getting more!!!!!!

Aaaaah. More Sass Garin!!!!
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“What is different is not necessarily dark, and even then, darkness does not equate to wickedness.”

Disenchanted was a magical read. I very much enjoyed it. Brianna has some lovely writing, and coupled with her magical world, I was thoroughly enchanted. Haha. Ha.

Lilac was interesting. Kind of naive at
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Lina
Apr 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 stars
I hate to be the one to ruin the average rating of a book, but I prefer to express my genuine opinion, so here we go.
I gave this book 3,5 which in my rating systems translates to ‘this was decent, but not my thing’.

It all comes down to me misinterpreting synopsis.
What I didn’t realise when buying this book was that this is a vampire romance story. If I knew that, I wouldn’t have picked this book up in the first place.
My expectations ran counter with what the book is actually about.
As
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Restless Isabelle
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
An isolated princess trapped by a shameful secret but ready to take fate into her own hands. A mysterious wood filled with magical creatures and an equally mysterious young man. Plus, a villainous plot to dethrone the ruling family. This had all the hallmarks of a fun tale but boy was I disappointed. Even more so after reading all the glowing reviews. I had to DNF this at 80% and have landed on 1.5 stars.

So first up, let's start with the not so good.
The writing was odd and jumbled. The dialogu
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Permanently_Booked
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways-arcs
"What is different is not necessarily dark, and even then, darkness does not equate to wickedness. Even then, I'd rather be perceived as wicked than weak, any day. Women are part heaven and hell. "

This book took me absolutely by surprise. This novel has the feel of a fairy tale, the struggle of a journey and the courtship of a bull in a china shop... and I absolutely adored it. I also went into this blind without reading reviews. I recommend doing so because it adds more to the story as things u
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Shatarupa  Dhar
Series: Disenchanted #1

Synopsis:
Nineteen-year-old Princess Lilac Trécesson has spent the better part of her young life ensconced in a tower. Now close to her twentieth year and a few days away from her coronation, she receives a note which makes her optimistic about getting rid of the darkness that resides within her. But for that, she has to undertake a dangerous journey through the Forest of Brocéliande - all alone.

While on that journey, she comes to really know about the world outside, an
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Cecille
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an e-ARC I received from Parliament House Press in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for the opportunity. ☺️

A debut novel by Brianna Sugalski, she is a Filipino American Dark Fantasy/YA author. Disenchanted is about a princess who has discovered an ability (or a curse, depending on your views) when she was 10 years old and will make an impact on her future as a ruler. This is set during the peak of French Renaissance, and has different fantasy creatures in the story.

The main prot
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Thais • tata.lifepages •
Disenchanted is a story that will draw you in from the first page. It starts with Princess Lilac, who sets out on a perilous journey in pursuit of an enchantress. There is a sense of mystery and intrigue immediately, which compels you to continue reading. At the beginning it feels like it is heading towards the well known plot: princess sets out on journey, meets a stranger, and the romance flows, however I soon found out I was wrong.

Enter Garin: mysterious, eluding, and sexy! I rooted for them
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Emma Katherine
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Opinions: This is a tale of the underdog through perseverance, creativity, and strength. Lilac is an inexperienced character that finds a place in our hearts through her naivety and misplacement in society then wows us by her development throughout the novel. By the end of the book, I was nearly falling out of my chair and squealing at Lilac's improvement in confidence, skill, and relatability to the reader! Sugalski's world build
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Donna
I LOVED THIS BOOK SOOO MUCH AND CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!!!

I’m giddy!!! I just finished Disenchanted and I don’t want to leave this amazing, captivating world!!!! Not to mention I WANT MORE OF GARIN & LILAC...NOW!!!!!!

The main characters were so real and flawed, but watching them grow and falling in love with them was everything I want in a story!!!! The other characters that they meet up with in the story have me intrigued, I’m looking forward to reading more about the characters of this ma
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Caelena Fey
I love the covers. My expectation did not disappoint me this time, I really like the world building and the romance, even if I didn't know that there will be a vampire involved.

I don't want this to end, I still wanna know what happens next. I hope to see their reign together.
Isabel (The Reader & The Chef)
*I received this book for free from MTMC Tours, Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef !*

I LOVED this book, I could barely put it down! Meet Lilac, a valient but slightly reckless young princess who begins her quest in search of a cure to her "curse". From the very first pages, I knew I was going to like her and she really does not disappoint. She is AMAZING, I l
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Ebook Enthusiast
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disenchanted- Brianna Sugalski
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

4/5 stars

Disenchanted is an amazing, unexpected debut novel that I devoured within hours! I stumbled upon this book on a fellow bookstagrammers page and kindly received an ARC by the author. It is the first book in a duology by author Brianna Sugalski. It’s been a while since I’ve delved into a YA fantasy novel and this one did not disappoint! Right from the start Brianna has you hooked with a world that is as wicked
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Booksiren
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sugalski makes her foray into the world of dark fantasy with this fabulous first installment of the Disenchanted series, set in a medieval world where a Brenton princess struggles to deal with her anomaly to win her people’s love and respect and become the rightful owner of the throne.

Set during the peak of the French Renaissance, it follows 19-year-old Lilac, a Breton princess, as she leaves the security of her parents’ castle days before her coronation ceremony and ventures into the forest Br
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Jess Ostrander
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, arcs
Thank you to The Parliament Press and the author for a review copy!

A prisoner in her parent's castle since an unfortunate curse was revealed on her 10th birthday, Princess Lilac longs for freedom and her own coronation. But with the hatred and anger of the townsfolk and a nobleman bent on stealing her crown, Lilac fears the worst. Even her own parents seem like they fear her. But then one day, a mysterious letter arrives. The witch Ophelia promises that she can rid Lilac of her Darkling tongue
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Jacqueline
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It usually does not interest me to hear that a book is written about Brittany as it is often the same old thing with knights, swords and fairies. No offense intended, when I saw the author that wrote it, it was what most interested me. I went into this with little expectation but I was shocked by Brianna's description of Brittany in depth to minor detail. Coming from Morbihan I am impressed. She wrote about our country separate of France and covered the past tastefully. If you expect a book with ...more
gwendalyn _books_
So excited for this book release!
Justine
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How do you destroy a monster without becoming one?

Disenchanted is a charming and beguiling New Adult dark fairytale-esque debut from author Brianna Sugalski. Deep within its bones, it’s a tale of embracing, rather than shunning, the aspects of oneself that go against the grain and set them apart from the majority; that it’s ok to be different, and changing to appease others does more harm than good. We follow a princess as she ventures into a dark and mystical wood with hopes of finding a wi
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Haley Calvin
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
It’s finally time to bring vampires back and honestly, I am soooo ready.

I was actually recommended this book by Jess(@metalheadreader) and I took a leap of faith and purchased a copy. I’m super glad I did, as I was actually super impressed! Since this book was published by an not well-known publishing house, there were a few typography issues but it didn’t change any of the meaning. It only bugged me a little as I’m taking classes about how to form and layout books!

This book was *chef kisses*. T
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✨j e s s | XXII | Night Court🌓
I received this E Book From Parliament Press in return for a review.

Background
Lilac is a prisoner in her own castle after events unfold at her 10th birthday ball.
As her coronation fast approaches years later, there many hellbent on stealing the crown that is rightfully hers. But as she beings to lose all hope of claiming her right to the throne, a letter arrives from he Witch of Lupine Grotto with a proposition to cure her darkness forever, but at what cost?

My Thoughts
This book was actually a
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Katelynn Watkins
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Secrets, treacherous nobles, street riots, wily enchantresses, and self-appointed travel companions: Lilac, a Breton princess at the height of the French Renaissance, is about to learn that if you want something done, you've got to ditch your bling and get your hands a little dirty.

Disenchanted by Brianna Sugalski is a bold combination of history and fiction, fact and fantastical. As if the upheaval of the French Revolution weren't already enough to ramp up the tension in any story, the addition
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The Binge Reader
IMPRESSION : Where has been this book all my life?! I want this to be made a movie!
Like Now!!

Read on to find out why.
TITLE: Perfectly relatable and simple. It's very rare to find a single worded title that a reader could never understand unless you divulge into the book and suddenly , after flipping the last page, you realise that It's surprisingly perfect for the story. DISENCHANTED - This title I thought was etched in every chapter , every scene and every character of the book.

COVER: It was
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Sean Gibson
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Girl meets boy, girl turns out to be heir to the throne, boy turns out to be a centuries-old vampire…tale as old as time, right? Wrong. Sure, Disenchanted delivers all the explosive romantic energy you’d expect when a woman on a mission to save her kingdom gets mixed up with a reluctant bad boy bodyguard. But, Brianna Sugalski’s magical pen delivers so much more: adventure, intrigue, humor and the kind of deep and diverse world building that leaves you eager for more.
Fierymermaidbooks
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was really good! The author did a great job or creating a world in which you can picture yourself. There was a slow burn enemies to lovers trope that had me on the edge of my seat! There is plenty of adventure and near death experiences! I love the plot and characters! I loved how everything she thought she knew about Darklings was proven wrong! I really liked how she revealed who the murderer was at the beginning and the reader gets to spend the book watching the main characters find ...more
Julia Norge
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a great book surprise! I picked it purely based on the title, and it did not disappoint. I started reading with no expectations and knowing nothing about it, but I soon discovered a fun and sassy protagonist, a thrilling adventure, and a curse that might actually be a gift. Brianna weaved magic and suspense with romance and adventure with such skill that I couldn't put this book down until I finished it. A stunning debut that I recommend to lovers of magic, adventure, old epic worl ...more
is-a-bele ღ
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those of you who like stories with strong elements of fantasy, romance, adventure and of humor
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
5 / 5 stars

*I was provided with an eARC of Disenchanted by the publisher PARLIAMENT HOUSE PRESS & author Brianna Sugalski in exchange for an honest review.*

This does not influence my opinion of the book whatsoever.


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