Apolline is happy hunting magical creatures on her pirate infested outer-perimeter planet. She is a fantastic shot, and doesn't flinch at the blood and guts of her kills. Never once did she consider she could be the missing Princess of Tyrone.
All her life, she has heard the story of the Princess, cursed to sleep for eternity, unless her betrothed, the Prince of Oran, gave her true love's kiss. Although Apolline knows she is betrothed, she thinks her fairy guardians arranged it out of ignorance of human ways. The thought she could be a princess is inconceivable.
Then Allard appears. Handsome, charming—but he's not hers to have. He's betrothed, too. Her guardians warn her against her new found friendship, but she and Allard meet in secret anyway. Despite her rough exterior, he sees beyond her gun-slinging bravado, and their love blossoms.
But the deadline for the sleeping curse is approaching. If Apolline falls in love with the wrong person, she could end up sleeping forever.
A quirky, adventurous retelling of Sleeping Beauty, with a less than princess-ly princess!
Hansel and Gretel Herrscher survived the witch in the woods, but the experience has made Hansel paranoid for the past ten years. He sees dark magic at every turn. When Gretel has a marriage arranged to a much older man, and Hansel discovers he's about to be sent halfway across the galaxy, he knows something sinister is afoot.
Wilhelmine Nordon has plenty of experience with Hansel's quirkier side. So when she catches him and Gretel running away in the middle of the night, she follows to keep them from getting killed. The siblings have never left the capital of Mish on their own, so they need a babysitter. Except when she's discovered, Hansel gives her his usual cold shoulder, and Gretel secretly begs her to take them back.
The problem is, Hansel's paranoia turns out to be well founded, and they're all being hunted.
I loved reading these books! I loved this fair-tale retelling with a whole galaxy to play with, and much more advanced. Fairy tales are usually either modern or medieval, so that with this being sci fi, that was an amazing take! Loved it!
I did kinda read book 3 in between books 1 and 2, because yeah, it was reverse chronological. Princess of Tyrone mentioned Snow White and her grand kids were a part of Apolline and Allard's story. And then Princess of Tyrone also mentioned that Hansel and Gretal's graves were there, so Myths of Mish, so far, is the earliest book in the time line thus far!
I loved Princess of Tyrone, so far it's my favourite book in the series, because it's funny, that they were meant to be together, but they totally didn't know that! So great! I do have some confusion, because she was told the story of her parents (not knowing they were her parents) and didn't make the connection once she was told, of the evil witch in her parent's story, and the evil who is why they're in this situation. Yeah.
Myths of Mish, it was so great to read, and knowing what's going to happen in Dwaves of Calcus, that the sirens are the ancestor(s) of the bad witches that these various good guys have to face, yeah, added some extra oomph to this story!
Loved reading these books, and I can't wait for more from this series!
Author: Katie Hemstead
Series: Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles #1, 2
Read: March 27th, 28th, 2018
Source: YA Bound Copies for the Tour of Book 3
Reason Why: Sounded really good and I'm a part of review tour for book 3, and they're 2018 Retelling Reading Challenge Books and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books!
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Published: March 31st 2016, March 28th 2017
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