Saturday, August 20, 2016

Release Day Review: Urban Fairy Tale by Lex Chase (Review)

Release Day Review: Urban Fairy Tale 
by Lex Chase (Review)

Title: Urban Fairy Tale
Series: Screw-up Princess and Skillful Huntsman Trilogy: Book Three; A Fairy Tales of the Open Road Novel
Author: Lex Chase
Release Date: August 19, 2016
Category: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Fairy Tales
Pages: 274
Modern-day fairy-tale princess, Taylor Hatfield, has problems. One, he’s a guy. Two, he’s an insomniac Sleeping Beauty. Three, his practically perfect brother, Atticus Hatfield, this generation’s Snow White, has been irrevocably corrupted by the Witchking. The Library, a clandestine organization, seeks to write “The End” on Atticus, and Taylor is given the impossible task when his own parents endorse his brother’s demise. With his true love, the huntsman Corentin Devereaux, at his side, they once again set out to find Atticus, but Atticus won’t go down without a fight.
The quest ends how it began. But instead of the quirky, corkscrewing Americana road trip, Taylor and Corentin must contend with the dangers of the urban jungle. With an unexpected ally at their side, they’re forced to question all they know about the legacy of Snow White.
As the world of the Enchants and the mundane hang in the balance, Taylor knows what he must do…. Go pick an apple.

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*** Book provided by Dreamspinner Press to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Unfortunately, I did not enjoy Urban Fairy Tale as much as I hoped that I would. I tried quite hard to get into the book but found it difficult to actually stay connected to the story.  While this is a cute combination of wit and fantasy adventure, it is definitely a story that you need to be able to keep a myriad of characters and plot points straight in your mind.  Urban Fairy Tale is definitely not a book that can be read as a standalone, as it is the third in the series, and you need to read the previous two books first. 

Taylor (a male Sleeping Beauty) and Corentin (the Huntsman) are again a refreshing take on a modern day fairy tale where the classics are flipped on its head and reimagined.  I liked that aspect of the story. It's fun to see characters we loved as children in a new and fun adult story. Gender swap, intermingled stories, characters modernized, it's a whole new tale.  Lex Chase gives us a well written unique and creative story. 

If you're a fan of the previous two books I definitely recommend Urban Fairy Tale. If you are new to the series read the first two books first. 

3 Stars!

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