Today I’m back with a short review of disenchanted by Brianna Sugalski.
Please expect spoilers.
“A cursed princess, a crestfallen killer and a witch who can save them all”
I honestly loved this book. It’s not one for those who abhor fantasy as this is clearly a fantasy book.
I loved the characters in this, especially the main characters. I usually dislike the main protagonist but I actually like this one as she seemed determined but also somewhat lost within herself which I found interesting.
I actually really loved the main love interest too. He was sarcastic and funny but also strong and tough. He was also in touch with his own emotions in that he could reflect on his past and recognise his own mistakes. Asides from all that he’s also witty and somewhat terrifying and rational at the same time.
However, I felt like some of the side characters were quite 1 dimensional as in they were either predictable or sort of ‘what you see is what you get’. So a bad guy is exactly that: the bad guy and there’s no sort of explanation (that I could find) for it, it’s sort of assumed that he or she was a horrible person since birth and they’ve never had a nice bone in their body at any point in time.
I loved the way this was written, with some humour that I didn’t see coming. I thought perhaps considering this book begins with a murder and includes plenty of bloodshed throughout the book, that this would be a serious grim fantasy book.
There are some quotes or scenes from the book that I’d love to share* as they either inspired me or made me fall off my chair with laughter, however please do cross reference this with the final copy of the book as the copy I own is an advanced readers copy.
*if the author doesn’t mind
‘“Others will always believe they know what’s best for you, but we spend life trying to please others. Sometimes, you have to choose to do right by yourself.”’
‘“But I do hope you decide to turn your pain into power.”’
“That’s all I get, then? After all these years, no ‘hey, you look great’?”
“I was hoping to skip the dungeon small talk, but yes, you do, Adelaide. You look rather lovely for your age, in fact.”
Adelaide bristled at the compliment. “And, aren’t you going to ask me how?”
Garin sighed. “I’d love to know your skincare routine. It’s obviously the most pressing matter at hand.”
“Now, now, Gerald,” the faerie on the throne murmured.
Although he addressed Garin, he stared at Lilac, whose face climbed with colour. She was suddenly aware of the crusted blood on her throat.
The faerie paused, then frowned. “It is Gerald, isn’t it?”
“Ah, yes. Garin. My apologies,” he said unimportantly, ignoring the mutinous expression on the vampire’s face.
And this one that I could swear is a reference to Draco Malfoy:
“The truth is, princess,” he began as they walked, raising his voice over her protests. “I left the coven years ago. I was—”
“—shunned, if you will, because—”
“—my father will hear about this—”
Thank you for reading this mini review. It honestly doesn’t do the book justice though so please do go check it out. It should be available on Amazon.
Overall, I loved this book and would definitely read part two if it ever
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