Monday, December 7, 2015

Book Review of Once Upon A Stolen Time by Samreen Ahsan

All her life, Myra Farrow has been obsessed with medieval castles—and the kings and princes who once inhabited them. Now, wealthy videogame designer Steve Bernard wants her to model for a princess character in his new game. Myra can’t resist his offer, especially when she learns that Steve plans to film inside the mysterious Hue Castle—a cursed, barren, colorless place forbidden to visitors for centuries. But unknown to Myra, her soul is bound to Hue Castle by blood and sorcery. When she enters its doors, she awakens dark powers that will reach through time—stealing her past, torturing her present, and rewriting her future.

Edward Hue, the last of the Hue royal bloodline, has never stood in the sunshine or held a living flower. Cursed from birth to live in darkness and bring death to all he touches, he is at the mercy of his cruel, tyrannical father, who will not rest until he shatters Edward’s soul and makes his son into a diabolical copy of himself. Edward’s one hope is the mysterious woman who haunts his dreams—who will either break his curse and bring him out of the darkness, or destroy him utterly.

For Myra and Edward, past and future collide in a tale of love, obsession, betrayal, and the hope for redemption.

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*

This was one fun read! Myra is a good character to follow and I enjoyed the bouncing back between her and Edward. The idea of Hue castle and it's mysteries was very intriguing. I found this to be a fast, fun read with an awesome ending. 

The ending was so great simply because it was not what I expected at all. When I was reading it my mind just kept thinking, "wait a minute...this isn't what's supposed to happen!"  

There were some parts of the book I found to be a bit repetitive, but overall I still enjoyed this book a lot. Steve kinda got on my nerves at some parts but that's to be expected too. You can't love every character in a book! 

Readers of fantasy, romance and mystery would enjoy this book. Pick up a copy and get going!!

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