Norah Hart grew up with only her half sister and father as family and never knew her mother who had not been a part of her life. Now at seventeen she doesn’t understand why her father insists keeping a promise to her mother made years ago when Norah was a baby to send Norah to boarding school that her own mother had attended when her mother had never been in their lives.
As soon as Norah arrives at the school though she quickly finds that things aren’t what they seem and this isn’t your ordinary school. Quickly she’s separated from her sister and put into classes that don’t make any sense and finds that everyone here thinks they are part of a fairy tales. Thinking they have all lost their minds Norah starts planning her escape but then finds herself caught up in the fairy tale world and happily ever afters.
The Forgotten Fairytales was somewhat of a slow starter for me. Not that the story was necessarily bad in the beginning but it seemed to be focused on more of teen drama type of tale to start only with the odd setting of a fairy tale school. But once the story was more explained later on the real action began and I really ended up liking this one.
The book somewhat reminds me of a teen version of Once Upon a Time where everyone has their real life persona but are actually a character out of a fairy tale. Obviously this leads to certain personalities supposedly being a certain way but the story does a great job of giving everything a few good twists and turns to keep a reader on their toes with what to expect.
Overall, 3.5 stars for this first book in the Forgotten Fairytales series, a bit of a slow starter as far as giving more information about the why of the story and getting into the action but still a good read.
I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher.