Hello everyone! I have the pleasure of sharing a book by Abigayle Claire with you today!
A Pandora's Box retelling
Andora is a beautiful young woman with insatiable curiosity. Raised in splendor, she is spoiled by her privileged life. When a love letter is slid under her door, her life takes a drastically unromantic turn. Nothing makes sense—her arranged marriage, the gifts her parents bestow on her wedding day, or her new husband’s temperament.
As Andora begins to unravel the mysteries around her, she ignites a chain of events that have the power to sabotage her entire village forever. Only her new-found wisdom as a desperate peasant's wife can save her from her folly.
I went into Andora's Folly very intrigued. I'm really not into fairy tale re-tellings, so the fact that someone had retold a Greek myth sounded great.
When I hit about the 30-40% mark, I thought I wasn't going to like this book. I mean, there was a couple cliches; a selfish princess forced to do something against her will, thrown into a world shes not used to. Having to work instead of have people working for her.
But let me tell you, this author broke the cliches. Everything I thought would happen did not, and so much happened I did not expect. Everything had a purpose behind it, showing how well thought out this book was.
I ended up loving Andora, which I didn't really expect to do.
I read this book all in one sitting because it was so intriguing! The ending was perfect. I love novellas, and this one felt just about the perfect length.
I don't love Greek mythology, so I was very pleasantly surprised with how much I loved this. Also the message was beautiful.
There was honestly nothing I disliked about the book.
If you are looking for a sweet, fairly quick read with a great message of consequences and love at its best, this book is for you!
*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Abigayle has been a writer ever since her mother taught her how to hold a pencil. However, she devoted more time to reading words with her green eyes than writing them with her left hand. Inspired by a crazy dream at the age of seventeen, she set off on a journey to self-publish her first novel, Martin Hospitality. Since then, Abigayle has devoted herself to sharing what she has learned through the mediums of freelance editing, and her blog theleft-handedytpist.blogspot.com ... when period drama films are not calling more loudly. None of her successes would be possible without the support of her Savior, large family, and online community.
To sum it up, it was awesome, I hope y'all check it out!!