Emma Swan's life has been anything but a fairy tale. She's been on her own since she was abandoned as a baby--that is, until the night of her twenty-eighth birthday, when Henry, a ten-year-old boy, shows up on her doorstep. He's the son Emma gave up for adoption, and this surprise visit turns her life upside down.
Henry takes Emma back to his home in Storybrooke, Maine, where, Henry claims, all the residents are actually fairy tale characters who can't remember their true identities. And if Henry's right, that means that his sweet-natured, lonely schoolteacher Mary Margaret Blanchard is really Snow White, the iconic princess ... and also Emma's long-lost mother.
In Fairy Tale Land, we meet Snow White as a bandit on the run, forced into exile by her stepmother, the Evil Queen. Snow's a young woman learning to become a hero, who will do anything to live happily ever after with her one true love, Prince Charming.
The closer Emma comes to Henry in Storybrooke, the harder it is for her to ignore the dark curse that haunts this small New England town and binds her to Mary Margaret. If Emma can learn to accept her destiny as Storybrooke's savior and break the curse, she just might get the family reunion she's dreamed about her entire life.
Series: Once Upon A Time #1 | Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books |Source: Publisher | Rating: 1.5 Cups
I’m a massive fan of the series Once Upon a Time, so when the publisher sent me a copy of this one I was eager to give it a go. Sadly, once I picked up the book, my eagerness was short-lived.
So, this one was so very dull and very boring. It took me days, days people, to read one—just one—chapter. The book was only 337 pages and it took me nearly a month to finish, after I decided to pick it back up.
This book is basically a recap of season one, with the majority of facts left out. Occasionally, you get a wee bit of insight behind Emma and Snow’s actions, but I would have been lost if I hadn’t watched season one.
Overall, this one was extremely dull. I put it aside several times before picking it up and basically forcing myself to finish reading it. If you do want to give this one a go, readers beware, to understand this book you need to have watched season one
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