Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Book Review & Giveaway - Atone, by Jessica Grey 

Atone: A Fairytale. That was all I needed, to know I wanted to be on this Xpresso Book Tour. Fairytale sucker over here!!! Read on for my review, and a giveaway to win it at the end of the post.
Title: Atone: a fairytale 
Series: A Fairy Tale Trilogy 32
Author: Jessica Grey
Release Date: June 30, 2013
Source:  Author 
Genre: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult
Purchase: Amazon/B&N

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Becca Ward knows that magic is real…

Two years ago not only had she and her best friend Alex found a real-life Sleeping Beauty in the middle of Los Angeles, they also discovered that they were powerful in their own right. They’ve managed to keep both their fae powers and their friend Lilia’s identity as a medieval princess a secret and live a normal life. Now their normalcy is threatened by the return of their former advisor at the Gem and Mineral Museum—and Becca’s least favorite person, Nicholas Hunt.

…and she’s about to find out that more than one fairy tale is true.

Nicholas has been obsessed with proving Lilia’s identity and the existence of magic. While working on an archeology dig he discovered an ancient fae artifact—a mirror that is imbued with a powerful protection spell that twists his obsession, and his body, until he is more beast than man. In order to protect her friends, Becca is forced to help him, and she is surprised to find that in spite of his outward appearance, Nicholas is no longer the beast she remembers. Will she let herself be the beauty that breaks the curse, or will she let her prejudice against him stop her from discovering true love?

I started out wanting to read this book for a completely silly and petty reason. One of the characters is named Lilia. Though I go by Lily, Lilia is actually my first name, and a rare one to come across at that. So how could I say no??

And then I realize this is a fairy tale type story. YAAAHH That's two wins!!

But I will admit, when I started to read this, I quickly realized that I was missing some history. Yes, this is the second book of a series, but I was assured that this novel could be read as a standalone. But man, was I skeptical in the beginning, because these characters had a lot of history together, and I had not read any of it.

Stick with it, though you won't have to endure if for very long. Because the moment that Becca and Nicholas begin to disregard their animosity and begin to connect, I was TOTALLY HOOKED!!

I mean, who doesn't love the romance of Beauty and the Beast? A man who closed himself to feeling falling in love with a beauty. And a beauty who would never see herself fall in love with the man who was a beast on the inside, now begins to see the worthiness of the man inside the beast?

I will be eating up this entire series. 

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Jessica Grey is an author, fairytale believer, baseball lover, and recovering Star Wars fangirl. A life-long Californian, she now lives in Montana with her husband and two children where she spends her time writing, perfecting the fine art of toddler-wrangling, and drinking way too much caffeine.

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  1. I don't like to read second books in a series without reading the first (even if it's supposedly fine to read as a standalone) - I find, like you did, that you're usually missing out on something. This series sounds great, though. I'll have to check it out!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. Hi Nicole, I am the same kind of reader. Even books that can be read as stand alones, I always find that I would have preferred to read them in their order. This was definitely interesting enough to perk my interest to the rest of the series (including the first of the series of course!).


  2. Thank you for the review Lily! How awesome that you and Lilia share a name, I have to admit she was a hard character to name! I'm glad you enjoyed Atone.

    1. Thank you for dropping in and commenting Jessica. I look forward to the rest of the novels in your series.



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