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Love love love... Perfect story and character.storyline was brilliant and continued the series on nicely can't wait for the third book in the series. If you love fairy tales then you'll love this modern day version
Reasonably entertaining, but I have enjoyed the author's other books much more than this one. I was disappointed by the number of spelling/grammatical errors, which were too many for me to find acceptable and spoilt it a bit for me.
I love magic, fairy tales, fae, witches, and I have read a number of this author's book and like her. I was so happy to see her write this new series. But then, I kept getting smacked by images, thoughts that were like nails on a blackboard to me. The first one was the dove at the beginning of the book; then the transport driver scene, plus all the talk of revenge and "I should just kill him in cold blood" and she didn't even know why and she didn't even KNOW for herself. Why all the death and killing? There was no need and it did not make the story better for 2 guards to be killed before the ball; for the tavern to burn down killing everyone; for all the parent deaths; for tongues to be cut out. It could have been a very nice story if there was more goodness too it. Maybe author was going for dark, grim fairy tales. Well, obviously - with all this death and meanness of spirit. I am giving it 2 stars because i read the whole book. The writing is good; the story had potential, although the end felt abrupt with loose ends and questions. And then I woke up thinking of all those who died or were abused for no reason and just got annoyed all over again. What's with all the death & senseless killing in so many books, by so many authors?
“Just Shine. For you are not meant to live in the shadows of others.”
Of Glass and Glamour is book two in the Daughters of Eville series by Chanda Hahn. It’s quickly becoming noticeable that Lady Eville’s vengeance is teaching her adopted daughters how to protect themselves in ways she wasn’t protected and preparing them for their rightful place in society. Eden Eville is missing her elder sister when the nearest kingdom Candor announces a ball for the prince to select a woman to marry. Eden is a little insecure about her abilities and isn’t really upset when their household isn’t invited. But fate, or a determined sister, have other plans in mind. Lady Eville gets an invitation and surprisingly chooses Eden for this quest for vengeance. Her advice is “Get the shoes, get the guy, and get revenge.” Of course things aren’t that easy. Eden finds herself playing godmother to a con-artist, being kidnapped, and she needs to decide which guy to get, Prince Evander or the mysterious Dorian. Eden slowly learns the secrets of her origins and soon she’s facing not one enemy, but two. I really liked how Eden evolved throughout the book, she definitely grew from a self conscious girl and to a powerfully confident woman. This series is just getting better and better!
P.S. I love the dedication of this book! Check it out!
Y’all, dare I say that this book was even better than Of Beast and Beauty!!! This book was everything!! I loved it. It flowed well, the pace was steady. I connected with Eden’s insecurities and low self esteem. But I love how she embraced her glamour power. Dorian had my heart in the Tavern. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a bad boy. I loved the fire salamander so much I wish I had one. That plot twist too, so good! I can’t wait for the next one!
This was an amazing book. I loved the first one as well, "Of Beast and Beauty." This book was about one of Lady Eville's daughters. Each of her daughters were adopted, and trained in sorcery. The girls love one another, and each one has their own adventure in each book. This one, of course, was a version of the classic fairytale, "Cinderella". Mother Eville picks each one of her daughters at different times to infiltrate each one of the 7 kingdoms to get her "revenge" on how that kingdom wronged her. Rather than see Mother Eville as a villain, she always seems to see the bigger picture and understand how this particular daughter might turn the kingdom around for the best. Cannot wait to read the stories of her other daughters.
This is the second book in the "Daughters of Eville" series. I enjoyed the stories and they are well written. The reason I give it 4 stars is because I am an avid reader of Chanda Hahn and have read all her books...and her characters are starting to get a little repetitive in terms of the girl having a two love interests in front of her and she ends up falling for the seemingly darker, more angst-ridden guy. That being said, I think the stories are well-written and have a good plot and plenty of interesting twists that take you by surprise in a good way, but if you have read her a lot, it might have you feeling a little bit "meh".
Best Cinderella retelling I've ever read!! Loved the names of the characters (like Humperstink, and Madamme Pantalonnes), I thoroughly enjoyed the mysteries and intrigue as the story played out, and delighted in the overall unique spin on the fae. What a fun read, couldn't put it down! Can't wait for the next book in the series!