Thursday, August 29, 2013

Atone: A Fairytale by Jessica Grey ~ My review

Atone: A Fairytale by Jessica Grey 

Publication Date: July 8, 2013 
Publisher: Tall House Books 
E-book: 192 pages
Received: e-copy from the author 
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

“When you are with your true love you make your own magic.” 

I loved this story! Atone: A Fairytale is a modern day Beauty and the Beast retelling set in Los Angeles. I love Jessica Grey’s writing style, her voice, and the magical way she has when telling a tale.

Grey’s characters from Awake are back for another adventure! It’s been two years since Lilia was freed from the sleeping spell she was under. And the girls have been living pretty normal lives. Until the day, Becca get a rather odd message to check up on their old boss, Nicholas. When she gets to his house, she finds out that Nicholas has been turned into a beast by some old magic linked to a mirror. It’s up to Becca to figure out how to break the curse and return him to his human form. One big problem is that he doesn’t want her help, and she really doesn’t want to help him! They’ve never gotten along, so, working together is not going to be easy.

Like in Beauty and the Beast, Nicholas, in his human form, is a self-centered, spoilt, and well, extremely handsome man, who has to learn to love someone else more than himself and be willing to give everything for that person. But in Atone, Becca also has a few lessons to learn. I really like that! Becca is not the perfect “Belle” that everyone loves!

Once again, I love the creative way Grey tells a story. With colorful spells that weave and pulse, shimmer and shine - she brings her story to life! I highly recommend reading Atone: A Fairytale! Although, Atone is the second book of the series, I feel it can stand alone. But I would read Awake: A Fairytale because it's so good! You can read my review for Awake here.

Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of the book for my honest review.

Buy a copy here.

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Any thoughts? I'd love to hear from you! 


  1. Hi Candy, nice review! Although I know that there's a lot of fairytale stuff out there I've not read any of it so far. This sounds good though. It's interesting that she knows him before he is 'the beast'.

    1. Hi Ceri! Thank you! Yes, it is interesting that she knew "the beast" before, and she really didn't like him then - making it hard for her to want to stay and help him now! It is really good! I think you should give it a try! :)

  2. Candy, thank you so much for the lovely review of Atone! I am thrilled that you enjoyed it.

    1. Hi Jessica! You're welcome! It was my pleasure.

  3. This is not normally my type of genre but I love your review and have added it to my pile - thanks


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