Reawakened: A Once Upon a Time Tale – A Book Review

If you love the television series, you will truly enjoy this quick read.

About the Book (from Amazon):

In Storybrooke, Maine, Emma Swan and Mary Margaret Blanchard are friends and roommates. They’re united in their mission to make life better for Henry, Emma’s young son, who has been raised by Storybrooke’s vicious mayor, Regina Mills. Henry is convinced that Mary Margaret and Emma are more than just roommates, however. He believes they’re family-mother and daughter fairy-tale characters exiled from their enchanted forest by an evil curse. And he’s right: Mary Margaret is Snow White, and Emma is her daughter.

In this companion book to the hit ABC television show Once Upon A Time, Emma and Snow tell their own stories, in their own words, for the first time. With Emma relating her time in Storybrooke and Snow narrating the events of fairytale land, present and future fans of the show will get a whole new look at their favorite characters and stories.

Show description from ABC:

“From the inventive minds of Lost executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, the show is a bold new imagining of the world where fairy tales and the modern world collide: 28-year-old Emma Swan is shocked when Henry, the son she gave up, shows up on her doorstep after 10 years in desperate need of her help. He believes she actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming’s missing daughter. According to his book of fairytales, they sent Emma away to protect her from the Evil Queen’s curse, which trapped the fairy tale world frozen in time and brought them into our modern world. Emma is skeptical, but when she brings Henry back to his hometown of Storybrook, she is drawn to this boy and his strange story, soon suspecting that the town is more than it seems. It’s a place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close; where fairytale characters are alive, even though they don’t remember who they once were. The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, but for good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and join the fight.”

My Thoughts:

I am absolutely addicted to the television show that this book is based on, ABC’s Once Upon a Time. I did purchase this book because I love the show and wanted more of it. There was not too much extra information in the book versus the show, but it was a very fun read and refreshed me on all that had happened in the first season. There is just something that I love about reading a story over watching it. It was very easy to read and quite well written. The story does constantly shift between the world of Snow White/Mary Margaret and Emma Swan and between the past and the present, but it does it quite well and seamlessly. I am usually not a fan of that style of writing, but I did not mind it in this book because it never got too confusing. This is a lovely story that I highly recommend reading whether or not you watch the show.

Do you watch the show? What do you think of books based off shows or movies, it seems to usually go the other way around?

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