This is a review of Fairytale by Hope Pennington.
I was sent this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Overall Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 stars)
Content Rating ★★★★☆
Writing Style Rating: ★★★★★
A teenage boy’s happy-go-lazy world is turned on it’s head when he’s yanked into an epic fairy tale and shocked to discover that his ability to predict the cliche storyline is the only thing that can save their world from destruction.
This book has the exact perfect level of “cheesy”! When I read the synopsis, I figured it would go one of two ways: 1. it might be waaaay too cheesy, or 2. it could be the right amount of cheesy, which would make it a fun, light read. Fairytale fits very solidly into the second option. 🙂
Although this book primarily makes fun of the traditional, stereotypical fairy tale plot, it is also a story of a young man learning that life can be so much more than simple existence. Sean, the protagonist, undergoes a huge transformation throughout this book. It’s hard to tell you much more, seeing as I’d like to keep this review soundly “spoiler free,” but I will note that Sean is a highly relatable character and this book will leave you reevaluating the manner in which you are living your life.
Hope Pennington’s writing style is such that you are sucked into the story from literally the first sentence! (I certainly was.) A good start is SO important, especially in a book from a lesser-known author, and Hope nailed it.
This book is a tale of magic, adventure, strange creatures, and knights who suffer from a lack of sarcasm. If you are looking for a light, entertaining, uplifting read, you have come to the right place! I highly recommend this book to any age group. 🙂
Creepiness content: 2
Grief content: 3
Language content: 0
Religion content: 2
Romance content: 3
Sexual content: 0
Violence content: 5