A Captivating Modern Adaptation of a Classic Fairy Tale

My call for reviews has been answered! Here’s another four-star review of the book posted on Amazon from Jelena Subotic, an up-and-coming journalism student:

A modern day adaptation of the classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’ fairy tale, ‘Till the Last Petal Falls is an engrossing exploration of love, abuse, and enduring friendship. The book starts off fairly slow but is hard to put down towards the middle when the action gets thick. Without giving too much away, the book is about a young college graduate that moves in with a man that she has never met and after meeting his vivacious staff, and learning of his shocking secrets is left to make some of the hardest decisions of her life. ‘Till the Last Petal Falls is worth reading not only for the gripping plot but also for the underlying lessons.

Although I was glued to the book after a while, I initially struggled with both the choice of character names and the dialogue seeming out of touch with modern speech at times. The common descriptions of the characters’ clothing at times seemed a bit too descriptive but there was an attention to detail throughout the book that was appreciated.

The “Author Bio” section states that this is one of the books in a series mixing traditional fairy tales with modern issues and after reading this one, I can’t wait to read the rest.

 

Thank you, Jelena! As a debut author, I know that I’m bound to make plenty of stylistic mistakes when it comes to description and what not- with the release of this first book, I’m really beginning to learn what is working and what will probably not work for the rest of the series- so it’s important for me to know what doesn’t work so I can start to tweak that now for future installments. This has given me plenty to think about in terms of To Dwell in Dreams. Thank you for reading, and taking a chance on a new author like me- I’m glad you liked it overall!

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