The Ice Princess's Fair Illusion

The Ice Princess's Fair Illusion

All Marian wants is for society to accept that she's just not interested in... whatever society thinks she ought to be interested in. A princess with a reputation for insults and snide remarks, she's afraid to show anyone who she would be if people would let her. In a fit of temper at her refusal to marry, her father creates her worst nightmare: she is to be wed to the fir All Marian wants is for society to accept that she's just not interested in... whatever society thinks she ought to be in...

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Title:The Ice Princess's Fair Illusion
Author:Lynn E. O'Connacht
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Ice Princess's Fair Illusion
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The Ice Princess's Fair Illusion Reviews

  • Jessie
    Jan 08, 2019
    Marian and Edel have such different voices here, and they're both delightful. I appreciated the ways in which they fully understood each other and the ways in which they were still learning to. The QPR between them is strong and still growing, and it's wonderful to read that kind of re...
  • Lauren Kell
    Apr 04, 2019
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  • Jael
    Feb 07, 2019
    Dnf at 28%. I didn?t really like the verse format and couldn?t get into the story. Maybe I?ll try to pick it up another time. ...
  • Lisa
    Dec 01, 2018
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  • Mandy
    Jan 17, 2019
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  • Noel
    Dec 29, 2018
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  • Willow H. Wood
    Jan 01, 2019
    Very rambling. Not the fairy tale story I was expecting - it is told entirely retrospectively and entirely in dialogue. The dialogue was a fun gimmick at first but grew weary when it was too realistically meandering and repeated sentiments. It was less a story about two aromatic and as...
  • Laya
    Dec 29, 2018
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  • USOM
    Oct 29, 2018
    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) Content Warnings: acephobia/acemisia, arophobia/aromisia (called out), sexual assault, PTSD, brief allusion to self-harm, unsupportive parents, parent/spouse death, ...
  • Jaylee
    Dec 23, 2018
    Somehow I didn't notice this was poetry until after I bought it and started reading it... Poetry is not my favorite, and I'm going to have to pass on this one. ? ...
  • Keith
    Dec 08, 2018
    (Based on an Advance Review Copy [ARC] provided by the author) I haven't given this a star rating because it would feel a little unfair; I didn't get along with the writing style, and probably wouldn't have read it if I had previewed it or noticed it described as being written in "v...
  • Barry Raifsnider
    Jan 15, 2019
    I did like this though the formatting was a little strange to get used to at the beginning. I was able to get used to it quickly though and I thought it was a very interesting way to tell the story, in verse and with only dialogue between the two main characters talking to each other. ...
  • Dannica Zulestin
    Nov 07, 2018
    This book has the most interesting format of any book I've read this year. The conceit is that the two MCs--Princess Marian and Queen Edel--are recording themselves telling the story of how they got together, using some unspecified magic device. So it's composed entirely of dialogue, a...
  • Kristīne Vītola
    Apr 24, 2019
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  • Jadyn
    Dec 17, 2018
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  • Fox
    Nov 05, 2018
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  • Book Gannet
    Nov 06, 2018
    This is an unusual little tale, retelling one of the less familiar fairy tales ? King Thrushbeard ? using a queerplatonic, sapphic relationship between a sex-repulsed asexual lesbian princess and an aroace queen. Which is a lot of labels, because this story is as much about labels ...
  • Fran (The Ramblebee)
    Mar 24, 2019
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  • Kitty
    Dec 15, 2018
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  • Acqua
    Oct 10, 2018
    The Ice Princess's Fair Illusion is a retelling of Trushbeard following an asexual lesbian princess and an aroace queen. This novella follows a queerplatonic relationship, and diverse fairytale retellings are always something I'm looking for. This is a fantasy book about two people wh...
  • Elke
    Mar 23, 2019
    this didn't work for me personally, i think. it took me until somebody else mentioned it to realise it was indeed a novel in verse and not weird formatting or like this because they were messaging. the idea that the two main characters were together and occasionally had off-screen in...
  • Rena
    Oct 26, 2018
    I received this arc from the author in exchange for an honest review. The book is a queerplatonic retelling of the fairytale King Trushbeard told in verse. It took me a bit to get into the story,because I'm not used to reading verse novels, but once I got used to it, it was a fun r...
  • KappaBooks
    Apr 17, 2019
    *I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my view of the book* Real Rating: 3.5/5 stars Read my full review here! ...
  • Caroline Duvezin
    Nov 07, 2018
    I started this book knowing it was a fairytale retelling centered on a QPR between a princess and a queen and...that was about it. I didn't know it was a verse novel, and while this unusual format (especially as a recorded dialogue between the protagonists) may have impacted my immersi...
  • Charlotte Wrigley
    Apr 02, 2019
    Lovely! This was so enjoyable for start to end. There was so much easy chemistry between Edel and Marian, and I especially loved their banter! It was also very informative in a seemingly effortless way and such a wonderful read. ...
  • Eli
    Oct 20, 2018
    4.5 stars* Content Warnings pulled from the back of the book: ? acephobia/acemisia ? arophobia/aromisia ? sexual assault ? brief allusion to self-harm ? PTSD ? spousal death ? parental death ? unsupportive parents Although it took me a while to get into th...
  • Solly
    Oct 26, 2018
    I loved this novella so much! I was a little taken aback by the format. I knew it was in verse, but didn't expect the two main characters to talk to each other, often interrupting each other to complete the story. It took me a little while to get used to it, but once I got comfortab...
  • Xoe
    Dec 03, 2018
    Overall, I enjoyed The Ice Princess's Fair Illusion. It was written as a dialogue between the two characters, which took a bit of getting used to but worked well. I liked that the relationship between Marian and Edel was queerplatonic instead of romantic, and I liked that the character...
  • Kerstin
    Nov 21, 2018
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  • Raz Jayden
    Apr 17, 2019
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