The Evil Queen
A DREAM COME TRUE…AND A LIVING NIGHTMARE.
Far, far away, in the realm of Enchantia, creatures of legend still exist, magic is the norm and fairy tales are real. Except, fairy tales aren’t based on myths and legends of the past—they are prophecies of the future.
Raised in the mortal realm, Everly Morrow has no idea she’s a real-life fair ...more
Me when Showalter announcing there's ANOTHER book:
It's 500+ pages :
Remembering all the other Showalter books I've read:
Not giving a f*ck cause I'm gonna read it anyway:
This sounded like a great book. The concept is fantastic - I'm a huge Disney villain fan, and retellings of fairy tales can be really fun, especially when told from the villain's perspective. Alas and alack, this one felt like reading a rushed first draft of a book. It was full of childish dialogue, whirlwind speed scene changes with very little substance, and little to no real character ...more
Ugh, I love retellings and The Evil Queen was a good one to dive into. Pretty sure I loved every character that I was introduced to. The chemistry and every little twist was all amazing in my eyes. In it, you will meet Everly Morrow who is a normal girl living in the human world. Well, she thought that because one day she finds out she has been living a lie. WELL, her whole family has been really and it was a complete shock to her.
The day that her and her twin sister H ...more
Add irresistible characters that are completely relatable (even the bad guys) and you can see what I mean about not being able to ...more
Once upon a time in the magical land of Enchantia fairy tales were not only stories but prophecies. At that time in Enchantia there was a law that all newly married women faced, if a woman was not ...more
“The Evil Queen” takes us through the twists and turns of the classic fairy tale as the board is set but the pieces are yet to be played as Everly tries to understand her role in the prophecy that describes her path in the world of magic and with each step she takes she finds herself asking the question is evil born or made?
The dialogue in this is ...more
Unfortunately, my expectations were a little too high and ended in a DNF.
- I liked that we dive right into the story from the get-go. A lot happens, which is also its ultimate downfall for me.
What didn't work:
-The timelines move back and forth at warp speed making it confusing. It was like listening to someone with a million thoughts speaking a mile a minute. You had to keep up to follow.
- Because there's ...more
And yet... To me, The Evil Queen read like a rubbish first draft, not the polished gem, ready to be finalised and sent out to print that it should be by the time ARCs come out. There were OH SO MANY typos, the writing was clumsy at best (awful at worst), with stilted dialogu ...more
Since I got into Ever Afte High I have read what feels like a shit ton of fairy tale retellings and another shit ton awaits me still. And yet the second I find another book with almost the same premise I immediately add it onto my tbr list. I'm helpless. LOL
I understand that with a topic like this you can't achieve pristine untainted originality but the blurb alone contains several references to other works with similar concepts. Enchan ...more
This was a pretty good fairy tale about the evil queen and snow white. If you like fairy tale retellings, be sure to check this book out at your local library and wherever books are sold.
The Evil Queen is the first installment of the Forest of Good and Evil series, which will apparently be a retelling or reimagination of our favorite fairytales a la Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, etc.
This first story revolves (obviously) around the various iterations of Snow White and we follow along with our characters to find out which prophecy will control, and which person fills the foretold role of Snow White, the Huntsman, Prince Charming, the Evil Queen, and the seven dwar ...more
"Evil isn't born, it's made. One thought and action at a time. Take a good look at what you've made."
An amazing retelling of Snow White from the Evil Queen's POV. It was dark and magical, romantic and heartbreaking. You will love Everly and laugh, cry and rage right along side her. If ever there was a villain I wanted to root for it would be Everly. Hands down. I loved this book and this heroic villain!
Props to the author for writing such an awesome take on this fairy tale. The world she creat ...more
"Hidden inside every fairytale is a prophecy of events to come, and I play my part to perfection. Not that anyone understands my endgame—yet. But you will. Soon. I will set the record straight. Fair warning, my darklings. This tale isn’t for the faint of heart. Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who will perish when I call?"
It’s funny because I have a love/hate relationship for fairytale retellings, but yet here I am reviewing my third retelling ...more
All NIGHT BINGE! Well, you see... what had happened was... I, like an idiot, decided to start this before going to bed.. I should know better, I really should. This is not your typical ever after, it was heartbreaking, gut wrenching, infuriating, and th ...more
As far as fairy tale retellings go, this one was just okay. Normally, this kind of books are a hit or miss for me but this one fell somewhere in between.
The writing came off as a bit childish and it seemed like the author was trying too hard to make Everly seem evil, especially while she was in the mortal world. Unfortunately, this author doesn’t quite know how to handle alternating timelines so the attempt to do different storylines that flashed back and forth did no ...more
Retellings...they're everywhere. I bet it's becoming harder and harder for writers to tell a unique version of the same story. However, even though I hope they never run out of said 'unique' ideas, some of them can be right unsavory. Like this one.
I haven't been this torn about a book since...the last time I was this torn about a book. See, while I'll give the Evil Queen full points for being original, I will also label it weird. The weirdest of them all, infact.
It's smack dab in the middle of b...more
The reason why I rate this book so poorly is because of the writing style as well as the plot. There's not much plot to speak of, unfortunately. There's a lot of sexual tension that's brought up in such an awkward way that it makes me cringe. For example, our darling Everly's attempt at flirting: "You are Prince Roth.. something or other. The mansel in distress I rescued from a tro ...more
Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been transl ...more