The Evil Queen, by Gena Showalter

3 evil actions meet evil consequences stars!!!

The Evil Queen

Paperback, 552 pagesPublished June 30th 2020 by Inkyard Press (first published June 25th 2019)Original TitleThe Evil QueenISBN1335050221 (ISBN13: 9781335050229)

In the Forest of Good and Evil, heroes may be villains, and villains may be heroes. It just depends on who you ask.

Far, far away, in the realm of Enchantia, creatures of legend still exist, magic is the norm, and fairy tales are real.

Raised in the human world, Everly Morrow has no idea she’s a fairy-tale princess—until she begins to commune with mirrors. Soon, a horrifying truth is revealed. She is fated to be Snow White’s greatest enemy, the Evil Queen.

With powers beyond her imagination or control, Everly returns to the land of her birth. There, she meets Roth Charmaine, the supposed Prince Charming. Their attraction is undeniable, but their relationship is doomed. As Everly faces disasters and betrayals, giving in to her dark side proves more tempting. Can she resist, or will she become the villain she was born to be?

My Review…

What happens when you are told that you will be the root of all evil, that you will hurt everyone you love? You start to believe it don’t you? That’s what happens to Everly, however that isn’t always the case, maybe everyone has a chance to be the Evil Queen, maybe no ones story is set in stone.

There was a lot I liked in this book, and a lot I didn’t like in this book. The book starts off very fast paced, which is always a plus in my world. The characters are easy to fall in love sometimes a little bit to whiny for my liking but hey life happens I get it. Everyone has their role to play or so they think they do, some people are stuck in what role they think they will play and that hinders everyone in this book. I became unbelievably frustrated with the insta-love or infatuation between Roth and Everly. It bordered on obsession most of the book it was not normal at all. I was also upset that Everly did not have a single friend except the weird bugs and snakes, and that was not explained at all. The author is not afraid at all to kill of any character beloved or not, that part kept the plot going and unexpected. The world building was wonderful and kept me on my toes.

Will I read the next book, kind of doubtful, did I enjoy this book I’m not 100% sure there were times I didn’t even care what happened next but there were times I was fully invested. I do however really enjoy Gena Showalter’s adult books.

About the Author…

Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over seventy books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld series, the Gods of War series, the White Rabbit Chronicles, and the Forest of Good and Evil series. She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heartwarming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family and menagerie of dogs and cats.

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