Monday, February 18, 2013

Fairest (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #2) by Chanda Hahn

Fairest by Chanda Hahn
Ebook Format: Kindle, Nook
Book Format: Paperback
Age: YA
Pages: 172
Publisher: Word Circus
Publication Date: 6/20/2012
Price: $3.99

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall,
Who is the Fairest of them all?
In the sequel to UnEnchanted, Mina Grime discovers that all is not fair when it comes to the Fae and their tales, especially when they don’t all play by the rules. Barely surviving the Story’s first fairy tale quest, Mina still has hundreds to go before she can end the curse on her family. But a new player arises to challenge Mina while new rules revamp the game she has just barely begun to understand.
All the while, people are mysteriously disappearing, including Jared, who Mina must finally determine to be friend or foe. And with the loss of her greatest weapon, Mina must try to outwit a deadly hunter. Can Mina survive the most difficult quest yet while protecting those she loves from falling victim to one of the deadliest tales of all? Or will she become a pawn when she strikes a bargain with the Queen of Fae?

I really loved this book, but there were some things that I less then loved.  I was happy to see that there were less grammatical mistakes in the sequel then the first.  I cannot complain because the first book was free and a rather good book. And I really loved the plot. I found this book to be faster paced, and had more twists and turns. This book goes more into Mina’s curse and explains many of the parts left vague in the first book.  The only problem I have with this book is that in the first book we learn that Fae cannot lie, only bend the truth, but in this book is seems as if the Fae can outright lie to Mina.   I really love the story line, the author really created a unique story that is unlike any other I have read before. 

I really loved some of the characters and hated others.  I have always disliked Brody.  There is something about him that I just cannot warm up to.  I think it is the fact that he is just too perfect.  She creates him as the epitome of the perfect boy jock/popular kid. He always seems superficial and I never really believed he cared for Mina. His character to me is just so dull, and honestly annoying, which is why I have always liked Jared.  Jared is mysterious, entertaining, and seems to really care for Mina. 

I cannot really tell if I like Mina or not.  There are times she makes me laugh, but she is so caught up in her own drama, and her “love” for Brody that she tends to be a little shallow.  Throughout the whole book I wanted to jump through the pages and strangle her, but toward the end she redeemed herself. 

The character I was most disappointed in was Nan.  In the first book she was sweet, caring, and loyal.  In the second book I found her to be really stuck up, and didn’t seem to care for Mina. By the end I was just hoping she wouldn’t get saved.  I don’t know if it was the story making her that way, but I really didn’t like her in this book, which was sad because she was one of my favorites in the first book. 

Over all this book was definitely worth the money I spent.  It has action, and romance, and is just a really good read.  I am hoping there will be another one.  

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