Series Saturday – November

Hello bookworms!

I have decided to start a new monthly feature on my blog called Series Saturday. I was amazed at how many book series I had on my shelf and thought it was about time I shared them with you all. Each month I will choose one series to feature. This may be a series I have read and loved or am yet to read. This month I have decided to share a fantasy duology that I finished this year….

This was a book I found because of the online book community. I saw lots of amazing early reviews for Malice and for an ARC on NetGalley. It’s safe to say that the book community was right about this one! Here is the synopsis for Malice.

A princess isn’t supposed to fall for an evil sorceress. But in this darkly magical retelling of “Sleeping Beauty,” true love is more than a simple fairy tale.

Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love’s kiss.

You’ve heard this before, haven’t you? The handsome prince. The happily-ever-after.

Utter nonsense.

Let me tell you, no one in Briar actually cares about what happens to its princesses. Not the way they care about their jewels and elaborate parties and charm-granting elixirs. I thought I didn’t care, either.

Until I met her.

Princess Aurora. The last heir to Briar’s throne. Kind. Gracious. The future queen her realm needs. One who isn’t bothered that I am Alyce, the Dark Grace, abhorred and feared for the mysterious dark magic that runs in my veins. Humiliated and shamed by the same nobles who pay me to bottle hexes and then brand me a monster. Aurora says I should be proud of my gifts. That she . . . cares for me. Even though it was a power like mine that was responsible for her curse.

But with less than a year until that curse will kill her, any future I might see with Aurora is swiftly disintegrating—and she can’t stand to kiss yet another insipid prince. I want to help her. If my power began her curse, perhaps it’s what can lift it. Perhaps, together, we could forge a new world.

Nonsense again.

Because we all know how this story ends, don’t we? Aurora is the beautiful princess. And I—

I am the villain.

What do I love about this series?

First of all I am a huge Disney fan so when I see twisted versions of these stories I am here for them. I love to get the POV of the’ villain’ and see how my feelings towards them change once I have a different perspective. The retelling is executed perfectly, it follows the well known story but with its own originality. If you love new worlds to explore then look no further than this series. Form the fascinating creatures to the beautiful landscapes, Heath Walter has created something dark, twisted and extraordinary. My only problem with this series is that it’s over. I know all good things come to an end but it doesn’t mean I have to like it.

Have you read this duology? Which was your favourite?

Fancy sharing a series on your shelf? Why not join in?


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