The Golden Apple
Kayla's world has been turned upside-down . . . Her father has made her the prize in a deadly, impossible tournament, and Kayla has retaliated in the only way she knows how; by choosing her champion beforehand. But taking control of the outcome changes the game completely, and when the real... show more
Kayla's world has been turned upside-down . . .
Her father has made her the prize in a deadly, impossible tournament, and Kayla has retaliated in the only way she knows how; by choosing her champion beforehand. But taking control of the outcome changes the game completely, and when the real reason behind the strange test becomes apparent, Kayla realizes not just her life, but her entire kingdom is at stake.
Rane's honor is torn in two...
In order to save his brother, Rane will do whatever he has to--including deceive and betray a princess. He knew nothing about this tournament would be easy, but when it turns into a deeper, far more sinister game, Rane is forced to see it through to the end, or leave his brother at the mercy of their enemy.
Now their fates are entwined, and they must venture into the deep, dark forest together . . .
Kayla and Rane are bound to one another by an enchantment and Kayla's actions. But the sorcerer forcing them to do his will may have miscalculated, because no-one comes out of the Great Forest unchanged. No-one.
The Golden Apple is loosely based on the fairy tale The Princess on the Glass Hill.
Publish date: March 24th 2014
Publisher: Michelle Diener
Pages no: 298
Edition language: English
Kayla is a Magical Mary Sue. She has no training in using magic, she didn't even know she could until a couple days ago. But somehow she does everything perfectly. They need light, Kayla creates light. They're surrounded by archers, Kayla makes all their arrows fall from the sky. Teleportation? Why ...
Fairytale re-telling in a trite, generic YA kind of way. Nothing grabbed me.
As soon as I began reading this book, my mind was taken back to the fractured fairy tales of my childhood. Ah, those cartoon adaptations of the stories we all know and love are some of the greatest out there. This one specifically brought me to one particular story, of a woman trying haphazardly to ...
Beware a rant! It was not a bad book, fast-paced, with multiple plot twists. The constant dangers and tribulations made the protagonists’ quest a continuous trial. They kept me reading long into the night. They kept promising me things, taunting me with them, just as soon as I turn the next page… b...
This is a fairy tale re-telling loosely based on the Norwegian folk tale of the Princess on the Glass Hill. I love a good fairy tale re-telling and this one was great! A very un-typical princess, magic, witches, some romance and a quest round out this tale. We meet Princess Kayla of Gaynor, she s...