Hey guys! It’s a busy week in the book world! I’m going to be part of TWO blog tours for brand new books this week that I’m super excited about! Today, I’m part of the Andora’s Folly blog tour by the lovely Abigayle Claire!
About the Book
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.
(There is also a giveaway for Andora’s Folly Abi is currently running on her blog: find it here!)
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.
The only exposure I’ve had with Pandora’s Box is in first or second grade, when I did the unit on Ancient Greeks and did Greek Mythology. (was that just me?) Not only haven’t I read the story in literally ten years, I remember HATING the story.
As a result, I didn’t know exactly what I was going to get from Andora’s Folly, which is a Pandora’s Box retelling. Basically, it is a Greek mythology retelling set in a fantasy world, which I thought was super unique!
The “retelling” feel wasn’t very obvious: it was the kind where you finished the book and went “ohhhhh it WAS A RETELLING!!!”which is always the kind of retelling I like! 🙂
This was a novella, which meant that it was on the short side: 100 pages or so, but the characters were all very well developed and the storyline was complete, which can’t be said for many other novellas.
The storyline overall kept twisting, and had me on my toes the whole time. The romance stuff (what fairytale isn’t complete without a sweet romance?) was super sweet, but also completely clean at the same time.
Overall, it’s a short, sweet, but well written book! Definitely go check it out if:
A) you like fantasy tales
B) you like Greek Mythology
C) you like novellas that are well developed
SAT, JULY 29: Madison Guy // Spotlight || Maddy // Interview
SUN, JULY 30: Emily Mundell // Review || Faith Potts // Review
MON, JULY 31: Hanne T // Review || Victoria Lynn // Spotlight + Interview + Review
TUES, AUG 1: Ashley // Spotlight + Review || Faith Thompson // Spotlight + Review
WED, AUG 2: Mikayla // Review || Soleil // Spotlight || Ivy Rose // Spotlight + Review
THURS, AUG 3: Ashley Bogner // Review || Savannah Grace // Spotlight + Interview
FRI, AUG 4: Lisa // Interview || Abigail McKenna // Review
SAT, AUG 5: Grace Anne // Review || Zane Jones // Interview
(I have done my best to link the blogs who are also part of the blog tour, in the hope that y’all are going to go check them out! There is some awesome stuff on their blogs!)
A huge thank you to Abigayle Claire for providing me with a free ebook copy of this book for my review! I was not required to leave a positive review.