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Happy Ever After: 3 book bind-up [Kindle Edition]

Adèle Geras
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Tower Room: Loosely based on Rapunzel, this is the story of a sudden, unexpected, passionate relationship and the unforessen yet inevitable results of defying convention. When Megan glimpses Simon from her tower room, their worlds are changed forever.

Watching the Roses: A modern version of Sleeping Beauty, this is a haunting tale of treachery and betrayal. An ill-wishing has been placed on Alice, and it seems to be coming true.

Pictures of the Night: A retelling of the Snow White fairytale, this is a thirlling story of jealousy and enchantment. Is Bella's stepmother really as wicked as she believes?

Product Description

Book Description

A wonderful value-for-money bind-up of Adele's 3 fabulous retellings of classic fairy tales set in the modern day.

From the Back Cover

Once upon a time Megan, Alice and Bella shared the Tower Room. Theirs was an enchanted world, and the deep friendship that grew through the final year of school helped them to survuve betrayal, treachery, jealosy and a terrible act of violence.

Based on the fairytales of Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, this haunting trilogy explores out most turbulent emotions and speaks to our deepest memories.

This book includes:

The Tower Room,

Watching the Roses

Pictures of the Night

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 564 KB
  • Print Length: 402 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 144640367X
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital (18 Jan. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099482169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099482161
  • ASIN: B004J4VZFM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #137,418 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gothic style romance 28 Jan. 2007
By kehs TOP 1000 REVIEWER
This is a gothic style romance tale that is set in a girls school in the 1960s. We follow the lives of 3 girls who are best friends. Their lives mirror the old fairy tales of Rapunzal, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty in a grim, dark fashion. The book covers many emotions - betrayal, love, treachery, envy - and a traumatic event that one of the friends suffers. I was drawn into their tales right from the beginning and couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I highly recommend this book.

This was my first book by this author and I will definitely be on the lookout for more by her. If Jasper Fforde and Gregory Maguire are favourites of yours then I think Adele Geras will appeal to you too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Ever After - Book Review 24 Jun. 2011
I honestly have to say that this has to be one of the best books that I have read in a long time. I read a hell of a lot and just couldn't seem to put this book down. Despite being a slow reader it has just kept me busy since I started it about 2 weeks ago. Having just finished I am so pleased that I bought it and would strongly recommend it to anyone. I know that I will certainly be begging my friends and family to read it. Definatly worth the read. It had me smiling and crying at the same time. The characters are so easy to bond with and you seem to end up feeling the things that they do. It just the most astounding book. I do love Rapunzel and Snow White and just the fact that two of the stories from within the pages were just making it so much better. Despite not being a fan of Sleeping Beauty, the story that was based upon that did have me in the most amount of tears.
If anyone hasn't read this book then they really don't know what they are missing. You just have to read this amazing book. You certainly won't regret it I can tell you that much.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Ever After- Adele Geras 30 Aug. 2006
This book 'Happy Ever After' is based on three well-known fairy-tales and is about three friends, Megan, Alice, and Bella. It is one of the most interesting, gripping books I have ever read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to fellow older readers.

It is slightly more dark and sinister than you would expect, and is about romance, friendship, and adventure. It was beautifully written and is so poignant and capturing. Each one of these girls is completely unique and different from each other, and each have their own fascinating story to tell. It is a brilliant, wild, dangerous and different novel and I urge everyone to read it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Happy Ever After 19 Dec. 2012
By N Shad
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I've never read a book set in this era before (60's) so it was interesting and appealed to me from the start. I think the Author has been very clever in the way she has interwoven the stories of the characters with fairy-tale heroines and has managed to do this in a subtle way and more importantly in a realistic way...I did wonder how the sleeping beauty type tale would pan out but...Yes it worked. I was expecting a more `Malory Towers' theme to the story but that wasn't the case. When the story first starts I did feel there was a sinister element to the plot but this tapered off and then appeared again with more serious consequences. But why this book was labelled unsuitable for young readers was a bit beyond me because as an avid YA Fiction reader, this was pretty tame compared to some stuff I've read that is actually written for young readers
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful 5 July 2007
this is such a great book - i just couldn't put it down!! i really enjoyed looking for the references to fairy tales, and thought it was really cleverly woven together. Adèle Geras deals with some pretty heavy stuff, but she does it sensitively, and the whole thing fits together beautifully.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK but not riveting 11 April 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was quite disappointed by this book - the ideas were really interesting, the retelling of 3 classic fairytales set in the early 1960's but it felt a bit simplistic in the writing style at times. I think the author could have done more with it - there were some really great scenes that were key to setting up denouements in each story that I felt were underwritten or glossed over. It was an okay read and a pleasant enough way to pass the time but no more.
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