Today it’s my spot in the blog tour for Brianna Sugalski’s Disenchanted! This dark YA fantasy is the first instalment in a series and I can’t wait to take with me on this journey! I’ll tell you everything you need to know about Disenchanted in this blogpost, including a review, an aesthetic, and an international giveaway!
What is Disenchanted about?
AUTHOR: BRIANNA SUGALSKI
SERIES: DISENCHANTED #1
PUBLISHER: PARLIAMENT HOUSE PRESS
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 3, 2020
GENRE: YOUNG ADULT, DARK FANTASY
A Breton princess at the peak of the French Renaissance, Lilac lives prisoner in her parents’ castle after a wicked secret is revealed on the eve of her tenth birthday soirée. Years later, her coronation ceremony looms, and between the riotous townsfolk and scheming nobleman bent on snatching the throne, Lilac prepares for the worst…
Until a mysterious letter arrives from The Witch of Lupine Grotto, detailing a curious offer to cure her darkness forever. Lilac begrudgingly trades her coronet for a cloak and ventures into the forest Brocéliande in pursuit of the impious enchantress at the edge of town. With only the protection of an inherited dagger-and, unsolicited help of the sardonic stranger who inserts himself on her quest-she must traverse Brocèliande and return in time to claim her rightful position as sovereign monarch.
This is the story of a cursed princess, a crestfallen killer, the town that wants them to burn, and the witch that can save them both.
What did I think of Disenchanted? + Aesthetic
“Lilac was a princess, not a flower. Just because she donned tiaras and gowns didn’t mean she was delicate, or incapable of slitting a Darkling’s throat. She had it in her to face and defend herself from the monstrous things lurking among the trees.”
Is this book as amazing as its cover? Definitely. You might think that’s impossible because would you look at that cover, it’s one of my favourites! But Disenchanted itself really isn’t anything less than that so it’s officially worthy of its cover!
Now let me explain. The vibe of this book is the best thing ever. I really couldn’t stop reading because of it (and Brianna Sugalski’s writing style, wow). If this book doesn’t scream dark fantasy I don’t know what does. I constantly felt like I was in some misty, mysterious and dark place, and that’s just a big yes because I need that in my life.
It also has a romance. I mean like, I don’t even have words for how perfect this book is for me. I was definitely invested in that part of the story but the world was also so so good! Brianna Sugalski made me actually like vampires…which I never thought would happen!
The characters are such a mess though and guess what? I’m living for it! They felt very realistic and I couldn’t help but wanting to transport myself to this book so I could interact with them.
If you didn’t notice already I am such trash for this book and I wouldn’t want it any other way! Now watch me fangirl for another few months until this gets a sequel because I need it. It will be no surprise that this one gets a 5/5 from me! Now go pick it up!
PS: I love making aesthetics, so I tried to make one for this book too! Remember that the images aren’t mine, I just put them together! I hope you like it!
This book tour also includes an international, tour-wide giveaway! Enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a book of your choice from Book Depository (up to $22 USD) + an ebook of Disenchanted!a Rafflecopter giveaway
Who is the author behind Disenchanted?
With an education in Mass Communication–and an engrossment in all that is curious and bewitching–Brianna Sugalski is an author and blog editor at the Parliament House Press.
The Filipino-American author was born and raised on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, but travels the country every few years with her husband and two children. She admires the luminaries of the Victorian Era; growing up reading period literature, folklore, and fables has inspired her to paint vibrant settings of nature and narratives that readers will hopefully enjoy.
Ultimately, she aspires to make her own readers laugh, to challenge their perspectives on society and systemic prejudice, and to help them discover the magical meaning of their own powers within.
Information about the blogtour!
Be sure to visit these other beautiful stops and let yourself wander in the world of Disenchanted!
October 12 – Paperfury
October 13 – Books.Bags.Burgers
October 14 – Ramblingmads
October 15 – The Reader and the Chef
October 16 – Gwendalyn’s Books
October 17 – My Bookish Court
October 18 – Odd Socks & Lollipops
October 19 – Alissa’s Booktopia
October 20 – The Caffeinated Reader
October 21 – Eternal Chapters
Hosted by: MTMC TOURS