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Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta

I hate writing negative reviews, I really do.

This was an….interesting…..book. Watch out for spoilers.

I honestly struggled through this book. While I enjoy the story of King Arthur, I did not enjoy this adaptation. I think it was so far from the original that it was hard for me to accept. I also wasn’t expecting it to be as dystopian of a book as it was.

There were definitely parts that captivated my attention and caused me to not want to put the book down. However, they were few and far between. I found myself checking my phone every couple pages and being very easily distracted while reading. This does not happen when I am truly engaged in a book.

I do like the idea of King Arthur reincarnations, I also like that Merlin is aging backwards, ie getting younger with reincarnation. But that is where my enjoyment ended.

Ari and Kay’s moms being imprisoned, Kay dying, Ari being named a ceremonial king, Gwen becoming pregnant with her wife’s nephew, and on and on. My eyes were rolling so much during this book that I’m surprised I can still see straight. Maybe it’s been too many years since I read the story of King Arthur, but I do not remember it being that over the top.

I’ll probably add to this later on with more details, but for right now, this is all I can manage.

 

***Dragon from SofiasClayCorner***

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August 2018 – Notes From My Captivity by Kathy Parks

Once Upon a Book Club is definitely my favorite subscription box that I have ever subscribed to. I love getting a new book each month and the gifts to open while reading, definitely enhance the experience. I also love that the gifts are of quality and aren’t simply cheap throwaways.

Notes From My Captivity by Kathy Parks was a very engaging read. I was hesitant at first but my attention was quickly captured and I had a hard time putting it down to sleep. I loved seeing Adrienne’s viewpoints and mindset change as she encountered new experiences and she had to learn how to survive. I won’t say too much, but highly recommend reading this book!

I loved the gifts with this book. I wear the necklace frequently and the bowl is a cute little decoration now! I also love the little box that the pictures were kept in.

All in all, definitely a 10/10 star box 🙂