Wicked As You Wish(A Hundred Names for Magic #1)by Rin Chupeco

Many years ago, the magical Kingdom of Avalon was left desolate and encased in ice when the evil Snow Queen waged war on the powerful country. Its former citizens are now refugees in a world mostly devoid of magic. Which is why the crown prince and his protectors are stuck in…Arizona.
Prince Alexei, the sole survivor of the Avalon royal family, is in hiding in a town so boring, magic doesn’t even work there. Few know his secret identity, but his friend Tala is one of them. Tala doesn’t mind—she has secrets of her own. Namely, that she’s a spellbreaker, someone who negates magic.
Then hope for their abandoned homeland reignites when a famous creature of legend, and Avalon’s most powerful weapon, the Firebird, appears for the first time in decades. Alex and Tala unite with a ragtag group of new friends to journey back to Avalon for a showdown that will change the world as they know it.

Jan’s Review

“I received this ARC as part of Miss Print’s ARC Adoption Program.”

This is a tale that takes just about every fairy tale under the sun and mashes them into a fantasy adventure unlike any you ever read. With nods to Filipino culture and political intrigue.

This tale takes place in a town that is so boring magic won’t even function their. Sounds like my hometown lets all watch the tumbleweeds fly by. It took me a bit to get into this tale as one i don’t know a lot about Filipino culture and two i kept seeing fairy tales pop up and like how does that work.

Once you get that this is the whole point that your to be drawn in my fairy tales and i one for one really want to try some Filipino food now as the description make it sound so good.

One main thing i like to point out in this novel shows the talent this author in that you can tell the decathlon that she put into this novel as it was one she tried for a very long time to get published. Some stories just need to have the right time for them to see the light. I for one was enthralled with the story all the vast characters and wide variety of characters and she even did an amazing job with Loki. I was not sure how that type of character would work in a novel but i think she pulled it off very well.

If your a fan of fairy tales, and you like seeing them mixed up and mashed together Wicked as You Wish is the perfect tale for you.

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