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  • Posted March 22, 2013

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    I went into this book knowing it was a sort of Cinderella story.

    I went into this book knowing it was a sort of Cinderella story. I have a big weakness when it comes to books were an author takes a classic fairy tale and makes it into their own story while still keeping to the original plot. I love them and really never pass up a chance to read something like that.

    It also didn't hurt that I love ghosts stories or anything that has to do with hauntings. These things appeal to me, I like being a little scared or creeped out when I read stuff sometimes. Missy Fleming's took some of my favorite things, put them together and made a really great book.

    Quinn really did make me think of Cinderella. She was on the meek side, but was ready to fight for the things she loved when the time came. She had her own inner strength that would come out when it was needed. I didn't like how she let herself get pushed around, but at the same time I understood her predicament.

    I liked the classic kind of haunting that went on. It was the kind of stuff that gives you the willies and makes you want to sleep with the light on just in case. It wasn't over scary with things, just enough to make you think twice about that creaking noise you just heard. But don't be fooled things don't stay that way the entire read, they get much worse the farther you get in.

    The way Savannah, Georgia was described made me want to go there. I don't know it was true to the real place, but I really hope it was. The conflict in the story was a nice touch. I liked how Quinn had to find pieces of the puzzle to put it all together before she really knew what was going on and we learned as she did.

    The ending blew me away. I did not see that coming at all. I can't say more then that because it would give it away, just know it was a big twist.

    I would say the only thing I didn't really like was the relationship aspect. It felt a little forced to me, and maybe just seemed like a good way for us to learn a little more about Quinn when she would talk about her past to Jason. To me it didn't really feel like they cared about each other. But since I didn't read this book for the romance it didn't take away from the book to much for me.

    Would I recommend this book? Yes, anyone that likes fairy tales with a twist will love this book.

    **Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2014

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    Intense awesome story!! I was given a copy of this book by the

    Intense awesome story!!

    I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.




    Oh my gosh I loved this book!! Right from the beginning I could not put it down. The book was written so well that I could almost feel everything that Quinn was feeling. I don't know how she managed to deal with everything she had been through. Her life was awful. Then add some really nasty spirits and life becomes very dangerous. I'm not sure what to think of Marietta, her step-mother, because her horrible behavior may or may not have been her own fault. 




    Quinns relationship with Jason was believable, it developed over time and it was really hard for Quinn to open up to him and trust him. She really only ever trusted her best friend, Abby, so letting Jason in was very difficult. The character development between Jason and Quinn was done very well. 




    There is a lot of mystery surrounding Quinn's life and if the mystery isn't solved she could very well lose her life. I found the story to be very intense and intriguing. The epilogue was a shocker! I can't wait for the next book. I loved this story and I highly recommend it!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2013

    Praise for Missy Fleming's "Happily Never After."  I w

    Praise for Missy Fleming's "Happily Never After." 
    I went into this book not really sure what to expect. I was initially intrigued by the paranormal Cinderella spin, but what I got was something so much better. The plot was fantastic and kept me reading page after page. 


    The first thing that drew me in was Missy's historical descriptions of Savannah, GA.- As the most haunted city in the country. From the buildings, to the streets, to the people who lived within its confines for centuries, I felt like I was able to truly see Savannah and it made me want to visit. 


    In addition to her wonderful portrayal of the cities history, Missy also created likable and easily relatable characters. Now we are all familiar with the story of Cinderella, and Happily Never After certainly does not disappoint when it comes to the evil stepmother and her equally evil spoiled spawns. And Quinn, the modern day-ghost hunting sensitive, does more than just live up to the reputation of Cinderella. She is cool, stand-offish, and someone you'd want on your side if you were setting out to take down some bad ass ghosts!   

    I LOVED all of the paranormal twists throughout the story, and while I don't want to give anything away or create any spoilers, I will simply say Missy's creativity when it comes to paranormal abilities is creative and clever.  As I read, I was reminded of the CW show, Supernatural... I am sure anyone who is a fan of Sam and Dean, will be a fan of Quinn's as well. 


    And the best part.... 


    The ending!! Never saw it coming. As the climax unfolded I figured it would end as most books typically do, with the heroin defeating evil and saving the day... hmmm, what did I get? A jaw dropping, had to re-read the last page three times... OMG, that was fantastic, ending.  And what's better is that we are left ready for the next book in the series and I don't know about you, but the hairs are already standing on the back of my neck!! I can hardly wait for Book #2 of the Savannah Shadows Series. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2014

    Loved it.

    Loved it. Looking forward to reading the second one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Omg!

    I absolutely loved this book! From beginning to end! Once I started it I literally couldn't put it down until it was done. Gah a cliff hanger from hell but one of the most epic ones ever! I just baught the second one 2 seconds ago because I had to know what happened next. Praise for this book and author. Well done!

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    Posted August 21, 2014

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