Feb 14, 2013

The Magic Mirror and the Seventh Dwarf (Accidental Enchantments) by Tia Nevitt

Title: The Magic Mirror and the Seventh Dwarf (Accidental Enchantments)
Author: Tia Nevitt
Publisher: Carina Press
Rating: 5 Stars
Source: Netgalley Review Copy


Synopsis:

Prince Richard is cursed. Enslaved to a magic mirror, he must truthfully answer the evil queen when she uses it to call on him. To keep from betraying innocents, Richard wanders the countryside and avoids people.

All her life, Gretchen has been teased for being small. When she hears of a hidden farm populated by little people like her, she sets out to find it—and is welcomed by the mostly male inhabitants. Lars in particular woos her with his gentle kindness and quiet strength.

Danger looms when Gretchen meets a runaway princess and offers her shelter at the Little Farm. Wandering nearby, Richard instantly falls in love with the beautiful princess, and is later compelled to tell the queen that she is not the fairest of them all. Enraged, the queen vows to find them and destroy them.

If either Gretchen or Richard are to have their happy endings, they must team up to break the mirror's spell before the queen kills them all…


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My Thoughts
Accepting yourself is a powerful thing.

This is truly beautiful story that I absolutely loved. This is the first time I have tried a book by this author, but it certainly won’t be the last. The story has characters that are different and because of this are treated horribly by their peers. Through hardships and unexpected friendships they find that what they needed more than anything was to be able to accept themselves.

There was quite a bit of adventure in this book as well. The characters had to work for their happy ending. Seeing them outsmart the wicked queen was one of the funniest parts of the whole book! The romance between the characters was very real and so sweet. I could definitely see them all having very long and happy relationships.

Gretchen is a brave young woman that I would love to be friends with. She is treated pretty badly throughout the book, but even so she always holds her head high and doesn’t stoop to their level. This is a very hard thing to do and I respected her a lot for being able to do it. She isn’t perfect, however and mistrusts the people she refers to as “normals”. I enjoyed getting to know her and seeing her grow and finally accept herself and realize that not everyone is as cruel as her peers were.

Another character we get to know is Richard who also has a lot to learn. He was cursed after falling for a woman with a beautiful face and ice cold heart. He comes to find that true beauty is what’s in someone’s heart not in the fairness of their face. Richard is really interesting and I liked this new take on the magic mirror from “Sleeping Beauty” it was unique.

The only downside is that I wish that it was a bit longer. I look forward to seeing more characters from this series in later books!

A unique new take on and old classic that fairytale fans are sure to love!

2 comments:

  1. I love new twists on old fairy tales and this one sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

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