Something evil this way comes.
7 Vengeful Sisters
7 Fairytale Kingdoms
7 Daughters of Eville
Everyone dreams of marrying a prince--except for me. I am nothing more than a pawn in my adoptive mother's diabolical plot against the seven kingdoms.I was the chosen tool, her sharpened blade that would cut the deepest into the heart of the kingdom of Baist. But like all deadly weapons, my wedding is two-edged sword that could cost me my soul.
For I am Rosalie, one of the adopted daughters of Lady Eville, and it is my duty to enter into a loveless and hate-filled marriage with the narcissistic Crown Prince of Baist. My choices and heart are not my own to give. Yet even in the thick of dire situations, beastly vengeance can give way to beautiful attraction.
This is a standalone novel in the Daughters of Eville Series
Daughters of Eville
Of Beast and Beauty
Of Glass and Glamour (Coming 2019)
Of Sea and Song (Coming Soon)
I picked this up because it was free (Australia) and despite having an endless TBR I couldn’t help myself. The synopsis sounded relatively interesting and I thought it might be a good on and off read for the train. Hmmmmmmmm. It was fast paced and written like any other mediocre YA fantasy. It wasn’t special but it also wasn’t particularly bad either. I didn’t have high expectations going into the book as I had never heard of it or the author, I would compare my expectation to perhaps wattpad style writing so in that sense it made the book feel of better quality but in reality the bar was just on the floor and the book was barely nine inches off the ground.
Okay. So I have blabbed for a bit too long, let’s talk about the story. I think you can some it up in three words: it was fine. It was in all seriousness fine, a fairytale style plot ~well I would hope so considering it’s a beauty and the beast retelling~ with okay character development. The enemies to lovers arc was pretty good although I found Xander a little annoying. A knife to the throat before the end of chapter one left me with higher expectations than necessary but I wasn’t too disappointed by the end. One thing I truly loved was the magic system, the whole idea of power lines but for magic was super cool and I hadn’t see it before. Moving on from whatever that was I thought that Rosalie was strong but an oh so stupid character. She constantly made impulsive decisions that didn’t further the plot and her whole dressing up as a servant seemed smart at the beginning but got old and repetitive after a while. I would have liked to see more of the friendship between Pru and Rose but I’m assuming that in printed form this book can’t be more that 350 pages so i understand that with so much happening it may have been hard to add depth to side characters but I feel like the book could have been longer while still being fast paced and catchy.
I’m no book critic by any means, in reality I’m a fifteen year old writing out this review at one in the morning on a Tuesday night so please take this with a grain of salt. The book is fine and considering it is/was on free iBooks you might as well give it a go. 3.5/5
Confusing but somehow still predictable
Look it’s alright but the plot twists are predictable and the plot devices are really obviously forced. The final plot twist makes absolutely no sense as the required act never took place, even implicitly. Maybe they scrapped a chapter or something.
The prose is poorly edited. There’s awkward sentences and poor transitions. The plot had good premise, but I wouldn’t buy the next book based on the poor editing of this one. Just because it’s free, doesn’t mean the author should skimp out on the line editing.