Thursday, March 29, 2018

Dwarves of Calcus: Review

From Goodreads:
When she was thirteen, Snow Sabbia crash landed on the dwarves' home planet of Calcus. After fleeing from her step-mother's huntsman, seven brother dwarves took her in to hide and protect her. She has hidden for years on the peaceful planet, tinkering with old automobiles and pushing papers in the mine office.

Then, Timothy White shows up.

The shy, nervous, nerdy heir captivates Snow before she even knows who he is, and quickly she falls in love. But his high profile in society draws unwanted attention from her vengeful stepmother, who wants Snow dead.

Geneva believed Snow died years earlier and she had consumed her innocent heart. With her late husband's wealth, Snow's inheritance, in tow, she married a young lord, Conrad. Both are using each other--Geneva for his title and to have a child, Conrad for her money and beauty. But when Conrad lays eyes on his boyhood rival's lovely fiance, Snow, his overwhelming desire for her reveals the truth to Geneva, that Snow lives.

Desperate to hold onto her wealth and power, Geneva seeks to kill Snow properly this time. Snow has the power to wield the one thing that can destroy her, so she cannot let the girl claim possession of the family heirloom, the Nevollo Sword. 

Snow soon learns her step-mother knows she is alive. But she is a pacifist, so she must outwit Geneva and remain hidden... until Geneva, disguised as a child, presents her with an apple. 

My Review:
This book was really awesome! Though that last paragraph is a little too far into the book, like the last 50 or so pages. This book was another great installment in this series, I loved this retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! So brilliant!

One thing that I really enjoyed about this retelling was that her married name was Snow White, because yeah, that's a great twist and I've never read a book that had it before, so yeah, unique! And unique is what I love!

Being in this world was very awesome! Like, we find out why the big union that would be solidified by heirs to the Tyrone and Oran empires marriage was so important. Because in this book, there's check points! And we met Bryanna's grandmother who was descended from a siren, grandfather who ends up in the mirror that Apolline destroyed, and mother! So that was so great! And then there was another mention of the dreaming fairy! All these threads are coming together!

I loved that we got a bit of a timeline, because apparently faeries came to this galaxy-which happened at the end of Myths of Mish-200 years ago. And in Princess of Tyrone, it had Snow and Timothy's grandkids. One who mentioned that dad was 30 when he got married, so between Myths of Mish and Princess of Tyrone is about 250 years.

I have two complaints. One, that she had a bit of a wild child like her mom in the driving, but when the bad guys showed up, she was pretty hysterical and over the top. Two, that the bad guys just kept getting away! Like, over and over! Bah!

This book was really great, and I can't wait for the 4th book! A title which included the planet that Bryanna was on and ruling...

Author: Katie Hamstead
Series: Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles #3
Read: March 28th, 2018
Source: YA Bound Book Tours Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a 2018 Retelling Reading Challenge Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book!
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Published: March 6th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars
Born and raised in Australia, Katie's early years of day dreaming in the "bush", and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.

After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.

She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing.
When her debut novel, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, climbed into bestselling status, she believed she was onto something, and now has a slew of novels now available, and is published through Curiosity Quills Press, Soul Mate Publishing, and REUTS Publishing.

Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports, and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.

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