I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta, Cori McCarthy
Published by Oneworld Publications on 26th March 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Humour, Love & Romance, Magic, Retellings, Science Fiction, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: from Netgalley
I’ve been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I’ve always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur.
Now I’m done hiding.
My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.
When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.
Thank you to Rock the boat for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I loved the cover and the blurb really sucked me in so I thought I would give this book a try.
I wouldn’t say I was totally up on King Arthur and his round table. I mean I know of the story and the whole sword in the stone thing but to be quite honest I had forgotten the majority of the story. I did look up some of the characters while I was part way through the book but I wouldn’t say it was really necessary. The relevant characters are explained in the book.
I really loved the beginning of this book. There was good world building and explanation. The characters were really fun and there was lots of humour throughout the story. I thought that the middle dipped a little. I found it difficult to get through those chapters. I really enjoyed the end of this book. there was a lot of action and it felt like it had gone back to the same tone as the beginning.
I am looking forward to the sequel and I will read it as I’m interested to see the outcome but I don’t think it will be top of my TBR pile when it does come out.
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