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Once Upon A [Fallen] Time by Samreen Ahsan
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it was amazing
bookshelves: samreen-ahsan

Final Score - 5 Oh Em Gee, This is NOT Happening! Stars!!!

Let's recap ... Myra isn't your average 22-year-old - she's a bit obsessed with everything medieval (princess, kings, castles, etc.). Her family, trying to steer Myra away from this obsession, arranges for her to meet Steve so a marriage can take place between them. They hit it off, but also broker a deal. He'll use her as his main character in his video game to be based on Hue Castle - which happens to be the source of Myra's long standing obsession. But along with her obsession with the castle is her connection to Edward, the last Hue heir.

Once again, Ms. Ahsan has crafted a spell-binding story that I had a hard time putting down, as I need answers! Now that Myra has been brought through the mirror's portal to Edward's time of 1415, what if anything can she change? And what will the repercussions be in her time(2015)? I had a hard time putting this one down and was more than ready to read it when the author reached out to me to notify me that she had finished the story. I was eagerly ready for this and was not once disappointed during the read. I still however have burning questions and I need to know all and everything there is to know - ever more so now than before - about the circumstances of Myra's existence and just how it ties to Hue Castle. Is she a descendant? Or is there something more to her than meets the eye?

Edward grew on me more in this book - I got to see thing from his prospective more and I have to say I feel for him so much more. His father ... well, no one should have a father like him. King Stefan is the worst of the worst a parent can ever be. The fact the Myra now knows his end is satisfying but the fact that it's tied to her leave me in agony. They have to find a way around that!

I wish I could say that Steven grew on me, as he presented a challenge to me as a character in the last book, but my analysis of him is spot on and I still don't trust him. There's just something about him that rubs me wrong. He's intentions go beyond self fulfilling desires for his game to succeed. Maybe it's that fact that his name is Steven ... and I'm not like King Stefan. I'm having a hard time separating the two of them. They both give me the run for the hill vibes.

This book again ended with a cliffhanger and what an emotional one at that - you cannot leave me hanging!!! OMG ... I need to know that she's alright. I need to know that Edward found out the truth about what King Stefan has done. I cannot wait for the next book cause I need like yesterday!
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Reading Progress

February 7, 2019 – Shelved
February 7, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
February 7, 2019 – Shelved as: samreen-ahsan
February 8, 2019 – Started Reading
February 10, 2019 – Finished Reading

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