You may remember author Abigayle Claire; she wrote Martin Hospitality, which I posted about here. Well she has just published a second book called Andora's Folly. It's a medieval retelling of Pandora's Box, if any of you are familiar with that book. I haven't ever read Pandora's Box, or any medieval re-telling for that matter, but I really enjoyed Abigayle's Folly. It was well-written and mystery filled. The characters were well thought of and intriguing. There was even a deathly sword fighting match, which I think Abigayle did a very good job describing. There were a few parts in the beginning that left me slightly confused and wondering why the characters would say and do certain things, but I really liked the attention grabber that Abigayle used to capture the reader's curiosity. Andora's mother gives her a letter and tells her to never open it, but one day about 3/4 of the way through the book, she does. Everything eventually gets explained and the mystery gets solved. Overall, it was a thrilling read and I would recommend it to teenagers and up due to some of the medieval content such as the fighting scene.
Abigayle, thank you for allowing me to be a beta reader for your new book, and I hope the rest of the blog tour goes well for you. :)You all can buy the book on Amazon, (it's only available in e-book form; paperback may come out later) or you can enter the giveaway for a copy by commenting on Abigayle's post.
About the Book:
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.