Paranormal Romance

Review: Fantastical

Fantastical by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It has everything from a Disney movie beginning…


It has a strong female lead, a sexy hot prince with an alternate world equally good and hot double, to an evil she-god with flare for the evil and dramatic.

This third installment of the Fantasyland series had everything and yet it lacked something. May be it’s because I’m used to Kristen Ashley giving us so much, that in this book, I missed having the interactions and bonds with supporting characters.

May be it’s because I’m so used to Kristen Ashley giving us lengthy stories. I think Kristen has a borg keyboard implant that sends her brain a message along the lines of “you will write long and great books, resistance is futile” that I felt Fantastical, as Fantastic as it was, it was on the short side.

Perhaps it’s because I didn’t like Tor for the better part of the book. He was a bit of an asshole upfront at first and then pretending to believe Cora the Great. I understand that there was not a good relationship with Cora the Horrible, in fact it was awful. And he didn’t know or believe Cora the Bomb because what she explained was out of his world, but I agree with her and her damaged heart because.

“… you can’t tell me that she’s capable of carrying off that kind of deception for that long. When I arrived, everything about her had changed, I hope. Everything. Even the way she slept. And you cannot tell me that you covered my body with yours… and didn’t know the bloody difference.”

Even so, the story is great. There’s sweet along with swoon and a happily ever after. Did I forget to mention a cool appearance from the previous books’ characters?

”You were the only thing I had but you were the only thing I needed.”

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