Book Review: Once Upon A [Stolen] Time by Samreen Ahsan

Once Upon A [Stolen] Time

Publication Date: December 1, 2015
Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Rating: 5/5

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Buy it here: Amazon US | Amazon Canada | Amazon UK | Amazon India
Synopsis:

2015…
All her life, Myra Farrow has been obsessed with medieval castles—and the kings and princes who once inhabited them. Now, wealthy videogame designer Steve Bernard wants her to model for a princess character in his new game. Myra can’t resist his offer, especially when she learns that Steve plans to film inside the mysterious Hue Castle—a cursed, barren, colorless place forbidden to visitors for centuries. But unknown to Myra, her soul is bound to Hue Castle by blood and sorcery. When she enters its doors, she awakens dark powers that will reach through time—stealing her past, torturing her present, and rewriting her future.

1415…
Edward Hue, the last of the Hue royal bloodline, has never stood in the sunshine or held a living flower. Cursed from birth to live in darkness and bring death to all he touches, he is at the mercy of his cruel, tyrannical father, who will not rest until he shatters Edward’s soul and makes his son into a diabolical copy of himself. Edward’s one hope is the mysterious woman who haunts his dreams—who will either break his curse and bring him out of the darkness, or destroy him utterly.

For Myra and Edward, past and future collide in a tale of love, obsession, betrayal, and the hope for redemption.

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(Source: This was given to me by the author. This will not affect my reviews.)

“- It’s impossible you will not love Once Upon A[stolen]Time”

Since the beginning of the story, Ms. Samreen Ahsan never failed to amaze me to this story. I’ve never read this kind of story. A love story which sets in different time and only a mirror can able to see each other.

Myra Farrow is in the year 2015. She loves castles and palaces. All of her cousins are getting married or engaged. And her family set up an arranged marriage to Steve Bernard. Steve Bernard is working at gaming industry and he’s a gay. Myra and Steve made a deal to make a new game and they will film it to Hue Castle.

Edward Hue is in the year 1415. He is the son of King Stefan and will become a future king. He doesn’t like the way his father treat his people.

” I knew it was a silly desire, because we were cruelly separated by time. I came to the conclusion that time was my biggest enemy. ”

This is not the typical story that we read. Edward and Myra’s love story hurts me because Edward longed for her since he can see her in his dreams and Myra was engaged to the Guy he doesn’t love. But it’s a great story because of the twist. And one thing I can’t erase on my mind was Steve Bernard. He’s still a mystery to me.

” I experienced his present in the past but in my present, which was tied in our unknown future together. ”

I recommended this to everyone who loves fantasy, romance. You guys should try this, I promise. You will not regret reading this.

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