Review: Book: The Evil Queen- Gena Showalter


Title: The Evil Queen

Series: The Forest of Good and Evil Book 1

Author’s Name: Gena Showalter

Publisher: Inkyard Press

Genre: YA Dark Fantasy

Page Count: 544 Pages

ISBN: 9781335542243

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Link to Amazon purchase page: The Evil Queen

Link to Goodreads: The Evil Queen

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:



Far, far away, in the realm of Enchantia, creatures of legend still exist, magic is the norm and fairy tales are real. Except, fairy tales aren’t based on myths and legends of the past—they are prophecies of the future.

Raised in the mortal realm, Everly Morrow has no idea she’s a real-life fairy-tale princess—until she manifests an ability to commune with mirrors.

Look. See… What will one peek hurt?

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 the prophecy unfolds, Everly faces one betrayal after another, and giving in to her dark side proves more tempting every day. Can she resist, or will she become the queen—and villain—she was born to be?

The battle between good and evil is on.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I love fairytale retelling and that is what this book is. It is about a girl named Everly and she takes being able to talk and view things with mirrors. That is when she comes into her powers and abilities. She has no other choice but to return to the land of her origins. This is where she meets up with Roth who is said to be Prince Charming. They are attracted to each other and most know the story and knows that is doomed to fail. She is doing her best to fight against her darker nature. It is her own personal battle of good and evil. I mean I knew that story goes or the original. I think this is an interesting take on the story.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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