From the New York Times bestselling author of the Everlife trilogy, the White Rabbit Chronicles and the Lords of the Underworld saga comes a fantastical and dark new fairy-tale fantasy series featuring the least likely of heroes...
Evil isn't born, it's made. One thought and action at a time. Take a good look at what you've made.
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 fairy-tale princess - until she manifests an ability to commune with mirrors.
Look. See... What will one peek hurt?
Soon, a horrifying truth is revealed. She is fated to be Snow White's greatest enemy, the Evil Queen.
With powers beyond her imagination or control - and determined to change Fate itself - Everly returns to the land of her birth. There, she meets Roth Charmaine, the supposed Prince Charming. Their attraction is undeniable, but their relationship is doomed. As bits and pieces of the prophecy unfold, Everly faces one betrayal after another, and giving in to her dark side proves more tempting every day. Can she resist, or will she become the queen - and villain - she was born to be?
The battle between good and evil is on.
After Everly Morrow, 17, discovers that she can spy on people using mirrors, and her fraternal twin, Hartly, develops the ability to commune with animals, their mother, Aubrey, divulges the truth: they are from Enchantia, where magic is real and fairy tales are prophetic. Aubrey decamped to Oklahoma after King Stephan tried to murder the family and succeeded in killing the girls' father, Prince Edwin. Now, Stephan has died, and it's safe to return. However, an Oracle claims that the sisters' fates are tied to the tale of "Snow White," and if their newfound talents reflect their respective roles in the fairy tale, tragedy awaits. Upon arriving in Enchantia, Everly falls for Roth Charmaine (aka Prince Charming?) raising questions about good vs. evil and fate vs. free will. Despite a ponderous start, purple prose, and a convoluted premise, Showalter (the Everlife books) delivers an entertaining series opener that condemns prejudice while championing self-determination. Romance sweet and steamy, gay and straight features prominently, action and humor abound, and the mystery of how each character figures into the legend imparts intrigue. Ages 13 up. \n
Super good book!
I really loved reading this, and can’t wait for the sequel.