Monday, July 9, 2012

The Fairytale Keeper by Andrea Cefalo

Reading Level: Young Adult

Paperback: 274 Pages

Publisher: Scarlet Primrose Press

ISBN: 978-0-9851678-1-3

My Rating: 5/5

Many called her Snow White, but few knew her as the Fairytale Keeper... Snow White was a pet name her mother had given her, but her mother's dead now. Adelaide hates that name anyway. A rampant fever claimed Adelaide's mother just like a thousand others in Cologne where the people die without Last Rites and the dead are dumped in a large pit outside of the city walls. Adelaide's father is determined to obtain a funeral for his wife, but that requires bribing the parish priest, Father Soren. When Soren commits an unforgivable atrocity, he pushes Adelaide to her breaking point, but if she seeks justice against the cruel priest, she risks sacrificing everything: her father, her friends, her first loves, and maybe even her life.
Most people would think that all fairytale's end the same way; a happily ever after, prince charming, and a beautiful castle. Well, not in Addie's world! I honestly went into 'The Fairytale Keeper' expecting the same old song and dance and I was pleasantly surprised! It was so refreshing and enthralling to me that I couldn't put it down! I read the first half of the book over a couple day and the second half in one evening. It is immensely engaging, riveting, and leaves you at the edge of your seat the whole time.

'The Fairytale Keeper' tells the store of Adelaide who is referred to as Snow White by her mother. The story starts off with a very emotionally powerful opening and from then on it's just turmoil and chaos in Cologne where she lives. 'The Fairytale Keeper' has a little bit of almost everything! By the end of the book I found myself tearing up because I was so caught up in the story.

Andrea Cefalo has written one of the best "fairytale" novels I've read to date. The ending of the book left me hanging and yearning for more! I can't wait till the spring of 2013 when the next book is expected to be released! If you haven't been fortunate enough to read 'The Fairytale Keeper' by Andrea Cefalo yet I highly recommend that you do. I don't know how I'll make it through a whole year before I can buy the next book! It is unlike anything I've read before and I can't wait to read more from Andrea Cefalo.