Saturday, August 5, 2017

Andora's Folly Blog Tour!

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A Pandora's Box retelling


Andora is a beautiful young woman with insatiable curiosity. Raised in splendor, she is spoiled by her privileged life. When a love letter is slid under her door, her life takes a drastically unromantic turn. Nothing makes sense—her arranged marriage, the gifts her parents bestow on her wedding day, or her new husband’s temperament.

As Andora begins to unravel the mysteries around her, she ignites a chain of events that have the power to sabotage her entire village forever. Only her new-found wisdom as a desperate peasant's wife can save her from her folly.

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Some of you may recall that I beta read my friend Abi's first book, Martin Hospitality, last autumn. More recently, I had opportunity to beta read her latest novella, Andora's Folly. It's a phenomenal retelling of Pandora's Box, and I'm so excited to be taking part in her blog tour today! If you aren't already familiar with Abi, be sure to head over and check out her blog- it's full of lots of writerly fun!

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In my opinion, Abi's new novella is even stronger than her debut novel. Andora's Folly tells the tale of a wealthy young woman who is forced into the strangest arranged marriage of all time. As she struggles to adjust to her new life, she also has to unravel the strange nuances and questions that this situation has to offer.

Going into this novella, I was already intrigued by the premise. I was familiar with the story of Pandora's Box, so I was curious to see where Abi would take it. The story starts off with a really interesting prologue, which, (pro-tip) you definitely need to read, not just skim, haha. Speaking as someone who has a bad habit of not paying a ton of attention to prologues, trust me- this is a good one.

Abi keeps a beautiful balance of developing the characters and moving the plot along. You're left constantly wanting to know more about the characters and understand them better, while at the same time trying to keep up with the plot and wondering what is going to happen next. The mystery and intrigue draws you in and keeps you interested throughout the book. As in classic Abi style, there's also a killer romance that will leave you fangirling for days. It's just an overall fantastic book!

RATING- 4.5/5

I'm super proud of Abi and can't wait for you all to read this amazing book of hers! Order it on Amazon HERE today!!

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Are YOU excited to read Andora's Folly? 







8 comments:

  1. Sounds like an amazing book! I need to get more into reading!

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    1. It's a great book! And you totally should- hit me up if you ever need book recommendations! :)

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  2. Andora's Folly was such a sweet book, and I loved it! Great review! (also I still need to read Martin's Hospitality :/)

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    1. You definitely need to read Martin Hospitality! It's so great! :)

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  3. GRACE ANNE!! I love your review so much O.O That opening line was totally unexpected. I feel like Andora's Folly is overall a less "loved by all" kind of book, but I'm SO glad that it spoke to you so much. You have no idea how much all your kind words mean! Love your emphasis on the prologue haha xD That took everyone by surprise waaaayy more than I intended it to XD You're like one of the most supportive fangirls EVER so thanks for all the love and honesty <3

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    1. EEP I AM SO GLAD ABI!!! <3 And really?? Wow, that's so funny! I loved them both, but this was really such a fantastic novella. Oh my goodness, that prologue KILLED ME! XD Forever warning everyone about that.

      It's easy to be supportive when you are so fantastic!! Thanks again for having me on the team! <3

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