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Disenchanted by Brianna Sugalski // Monsters, Banter and adventure through a dark forest

  GOODREADS // AMAZON // BOOK DEPOSITORY 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

Blogger Voice - Illustrated Editions ~ Yay or Nay?

     Of late, it's pretty regular to see multiple editions of popular novels; and not all are only-text. There are illustrated editions, exclusive editions with art, special editions with maps and lots more.
     Illustrated editions are something I adore. There's a whimsical, nostalgic quality to it that reminds me of bedtime stories and fairy tales. My Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone Illustrated edition is one of my favourite copies ever, and my only illustrated book.

     BUT Illustrated editions have their issues too! More often, Illustrated editions are released LONG after the book is originally published. We readers have the tendency to picture characters in our head but when illustrated editions come out, the illustrations of characters are more often than not, different from what we pictured. This reduces the joy of reading an Illustrated edition for I'm going "Nah that's so not how i pictured Ron!" "Snape looks weirder than in the movies!"and so on.

     Especially with a series like Harry Potter that has a successful film franchise, and most readers have connected the actors to their beloved characters, it's hard to see that the illustrations in the book don't match either the face in their head or the face of the actors.

     Also, Illustrated editions are freaking expensive??? And when it comes down to Illustrated editions that cost a LOT vs 4 paperbacks for the same money, I go with the latter. I'm not rich! Gotta have priorities lol.

Do you like Illustrated editions? Do you own any? What's an illustrated edition you'd like to own? Tell me in the comments below!