Review: Once Upon A [Stolen] Time by Samreen Ahsan


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2015…All her life, Myra Farrow has been obsessed with medieval castles—and the kings and princes who once inhabited them. Now, wealthy videogame designer Steve Bernard wants her to model for a princess character in his new game. Myra can’t resist his offer, especially when she learns that Steve plans to film inside the mysterious Hue Castle—a cursed, barren, colorless place forbidden to visitors for centuries. But unknown to Myra, her soul is bound to Hue Castle by blood and sorcery. When she enters its doors, she awakens dark powers that will reach through time—stealing her past, torturing her present, and rewriting her future.

Edward Hue, the last of the Hue royal bloodline, has never stood in the sunshine or held a living flower. Cursed from birth to live in darkness and bring death to all he touches, he is at the mercy of his cruel, tyrannical father, who will not rest until he shatters Edward’s soul and makes his son into a diabolical copy of himself. Edward’s one hope is the mysterious woman who haunts his dreams—who will either break his curse and bring him out of the darkness, or destroy him utterly.

For Myra and Edward, past and future collide in a tale of love, obsession, betrayal, and the hope for redemption.

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 12.53.20 AM3.5 stars

Myra is fascinated with all things medieval. Castles, princes, and kings are what she loves to talk about the most. She’s a good daughter, but she just can’t do what her parents want her to, which is to get married. They set her up with Steve. Steve is a fun and nice guy, but Myra just isn’t his type and vice versa.

Myra and Steve become friends instead, and when Steve asks Myla to help him out with his new video game, she says yes. What happens next changes Myla’s life.

I really enjoyed the mystery of hue castle. It made me as curious as Myla was. The romance aspect of this story was enjoyable as well. It was sad how Myla and Edward were in different times, but reading about them still made me so giddy!

This book does end in a cliffhanger, so be prepared.













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