Collection: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: M.R. Leahy
Release: February 6, 2020
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale RetellingGoodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46260363-legend
A bit (lot?) of a “me not you” situation because technically there wasn’t anything wrong with the technical writing, plot or pace, but this just didn’t engage me emotionally. It’s quite a short read and felt more Lion King than Sinister Fairy Tale but it’s still a decent read and well worth trying for yourself.
It took too long, in my opinion, for the H and h to meet and I know they are fated mates and I know they had dreamed of one another BUT there was no real attempt to develop any other type of connection between them. It was all just very instant (as in next second instant) and I’m just one of those PITA readers who needs convincing of a bond.
The story was nicely written and easy to follow, the world building was decent, though I didn’t care for the overuse of the F word – it didn’t seem to fit the low technology setting. I expect the word in Mafia, MC and even contemporary romance but it felt jarring here. However it’s a fairly minor thing and I’m sure many of you would disagree on that 😊.
Whilst it isn’t a dark read, it is steaming hot (when Karzan and Janey do eventually meet) and entertaining.
Far, far away, hidden on Insula Sacra—Island of the Accursed— lives a forgotten world of man and beast.
Damned by the Gods, and forced to live in everlasting darkness, they continue to fight a war that has long since been buried in time.
With each rise and fall of the cursed moon, they are reminded of all they’ve lost.
Desperate for freedom, they await the night the one true king will rise to power and free them from the curse.
The King, however, cannot rise without his Queen—both blessed with the mark of the Gods, they must end the war to save them all.
Or so the legend says…
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“They abandoned us, cursed us. An endless war, a dying race…the prophecy states that once united, the chosen one, bearing the mark of the gods, will bring forth the one true king.” Balling my hand into a fist, I turn and face the great room. “I will be that King. No matter what it takes, no matter how many people must burn to make it so, we will rise again and this time, not even the Gods will be able to stop us.”
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Venom (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection) by Dee Garcia
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Cold Queen (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection) by K Webster
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Sacrifice (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection) by Isabelle N. Blanco
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Insolent (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection) by Cynthia A. Rodriguez
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Madness (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection) by Kailee Reese Samuels
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Siren (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection) by Hazel Grace