Atone: A Fairytale Jessica Grey
Series: A Fairytale Trilogy #2 (can be read without having read the first)
Publication date: June 30th 2013
Genre: YA Fairytale Fantasy
Becca Ward knows that magic is real…
Two years ago not only had she and her best friend Alex found a real-life Sleeping Beauty in the middle of Los Angeles, they also discovered that they were powerful in their own right. They’ve managed to keep both their fae powers and their friend Lilia’s identity as a medieval princess a secret and live a normal life. Now their normalcy is threatened by the return of their former advisor at the Gem and Mineral Museum—and Becca’s least favorite person, Nicholas Hunt.
…and she’s about to find out that more than one fairy tale is true.
Nicholas has been obsessed with proving Lilia’s identity and the existence of magic. While working on an archeology dig he discovered an ancient fae artifact—a mirror that is imbued with a powerful protection spell that twists his obsession, and his body, until he is more beast than man. In order to protect her friends, Becca is forced to help him, and she is surprised to find that in spite of his outward appearance, Nicholas is no longer the beast she remembers. Will she let herself be the beauty that breaks the curse, or will she let her prejudice against him stop her from discovering true love?
Jessica Grey is an author, fairytale believer, baseball lover, and recovering Star Wars fangirl. A life-long Californian, she now lives in Montana with her husband and two children where she spends her time writing, perfecting the fine art of toddler-wrangling, and drinking way too much caffeine.
My Review: Becca and her friends lives are moving right along as normal as you can be when you are really a fae. This all changes when Nicholas hasn’t been seen for a few days and Becca is the one to contact in case of an emergency. Things couldn’t get any worse that is until they find out that Nicholas is bewitched by something that is in a magical mirror and Becca feels that it is up to her to help him out. Nicholas is a beast on the outside but can Becca see through that to see who Nicholas truly is…not the monster she has always thought him to be?? Will Lilia's secret be revealed for all those around them or can Becca & her friends continue to keep it a secret?
This is a new twist on Beauty & the Beast and I absolutely loved it. I never read “Awaken” but you definitely don’t need to read that one first a there are snippets about who and what happened in the previous book. The story line was great…a beast who doesn’t want anyone around him and the girl who will not listen to him so she can save him from the evil things that possess/bewitched him. I loved the characters, each one was unique both in character and in personality but I don’t think the story would’ve been as good without them
I definitely will be reading “Awaken” and then of course the third book to the series when it comes out.
If you like fairy tales and don’t mind a new take on them, than this book is for you!!