Cursed Beauty by M. Lynn – Book Review

Hello fellow book nerds!

I finally finished this series! There is a total of 7 books, covering 4 different stories. However, they are all intertwined. Although these can be read out of order, I do highly recommend following the order so you don’t spoil anything and truly get a sense of the story.

I received a copy of this book via YABC to complete my review. Please make sure to check out the site as so much work goes into it!

NOTE: There may be spoilers if you have not read the rest of the series. The review for Cursed Beauty is spoiler free itself, as always.

You can read the reviews on the rest of the books here:

Book 1: Golden Curse by M. Lynn – YABC Review

Book 2: Golden Chains by M. Lynn – Book Review

Book 3: Golden Crown by M. Lynn – Book Review

Book 4: Glass Kingdom by M. Lynn – Book Review

Book 5: Glass Princess by M. Lynn – Book Review

Book 6: Noble Thief by M. Lynn – Book Review

Happy Reading!


Cursed Beauty

M. Lynn

Cursed Beauty (Fantasy and Fairytales, #7)

4.5 out of 5 stars

Summary

Taken from Goodreads

Aurora Rose Brynhild is out of time.
For eighteen years she’s been allowed to live as a free woman in anticipation of a century long slumber.
Now, the dark sorceress of Dracon is coming for her, and she doesn’t like to lose.
But Aurora is ready. She has nothing, no one to miss.
Until him.
When she finds the Belaen prince wounded in the forest, she takes him home, wanting to do one good thing before the curse takes her, needing to save his life.
As she heals the prince, she comes to know fear for the first time in her life. Because now, when the slumber comes for her, she has something to leave behind.

Prince Phillip Basile never gives up.
The “General Prince” as they call him, is used to battling for everything he has.
And now, he will fight for her. Aurora tells him she can’t stay, that there’s no way to break her curse. But he will do anything to prove her wrong, to save her no matter the cost.

Feedback

I can’t believe this series is actually over and the end is truly where it all began. Honestly, this book took me a bit to get into and did have a slower start. But honestly, once I was about 10% in, I was hooked and completely devoured this story. I really enjoyed reading the beginning story of Aurora and Phillip. It was interesting to see how everything played out and how the Basile and Durand’s ended up connected with the curse. While this starts out being about Aurora and Phillip, soon Wulfric, Renauld, and Rapunzel are brought into the story. This was a very clever way of blending the two stories together in such a unique way. Typically I have issues with instalove but it didn’t really bother me in this book. There were only a couple of problems I had with this book that kept me giving it that full five rating.

One of the issues I had was with Aurora’s story. She was secluded her whole life and didn’t talk to anyone once her Grandma had passed. But she knew what kissing, and all of the other stuff was and then when taken to the Kingdom, Aurora had no issues fitting in and being able to converse with everything happening. While I know she didn’t have much time left so she didn’t want to live scared, there would have been some reaction to all of this. The other issue I had was the whole time Aurora was asleep, Phillip did not budge about getting another wife or even having a mistress to create more heirs. But when they are literally (and I mean literally) on the mission to break Aurora’s curse and have the best opportunity to do so in eighteen years, Phillip then mentions that maybe he should take a wife? It just didn’t make any sense at all and was so out of character and the timing really made no sense.

Lynn has a way of writing really loveable characters, and that is the same with all of these characters as well. There truly isn’t a single character that I dislike. Even La Dame was so well written that I enjoyed her as the main villain. I’m really glad that a lot of point of views were given with this story. I don’t think it would have had the same effect if it was only given from one or two. Honestly, I don’t have much to expand on the characters themselves. Each one behaved exactly as I would have expected and sometimes, that’s nice. In books like these, I enjoy not being surprised by the characters.

Final Thoughts

Overall, Cursed Beauty by M. Lynn was the perfect ending and beginning to these books. While it is the last one in the series, it truly ties everything together. I enjoyed reading about all of these characters and the events that led up to the first book in the series. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who was a fan of the series.

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