Thursday, March 30, 2017

Book Shelf: Myths of Mish (Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles #2) by Katie Hamstead

Hansel and Gretel Herrscher survived the witch in the woods, but the experience has made Hansel paranoid for the past ten years. He sees dark magic at every turn. When Gretel has a marriage arranged to a much older man, and Hansel discovers he's about to be sent halfway across the galaxy, he knows something sinister is afoot.

Wilhelmine Nordon has plenty of experience with Hansel's quirkier side. So when she catches him and Gretel running away in the middle of the night, she follows to keep them from getting killed. The siblings have never left the capital of Mish on their own, so they need a babysitter. Except when she's discovered, Hansel gives her his usual cold shoulder, and Gretel secretly begs her to take them back.

The problem is, Hansel's paranoia turns out to be well founded, and they're all being hunted.

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Myths of Mish is the second novel in Katie Hamstead’s delicious Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles and is another great read perfect for those who love their fairytales with a sci-fi flair or who are fans of Marissa Meyer. 

Everyone knows the story of Hansel and Gretel; how they were lost in the woods and tricked by a wicked witch before ultimately killing the witch and saving themselves. Well, after years and years Hansel would like nothing more than to be rid of that stigma. It doesn’t help that he’s convinced that the experience in the woods was more sinister than it appeared and his step mother Berta is up to no good. Deemed paranoid and untrusting, all Hansel wants to do is protect his sister, even if it means helping her run away from an arranged marriage. Wilhelmine “Minna” Nordon has known the siblings since she was a child and if anyone knows about Hansel’s issues it’s her. So when Minna catches Hansel and Gretel running away she decides to stow away on their ship to protect her friend and the boy she has loved for years….if only Hansel would stop being so stubborn and give her a chance. Yet with Hansel’s fears turning out to be well founded, will Hansel finally see the wonderful person Minna really is? Or will it be too late for their happily ever after?  

Following up the first novel in this adventurous series, Myths of Mish is a lovely twist on the Hansel and Gretel classic with sci-fi mixing with magic and romance. Featuring strong characters and unfolding through the varying POV’s of Hansel, Minna and Gretel, Myths of Mish was a well-rounded tale and kept me eagerly reading along. 

I liked the characters in the story, although Hansel’s stubbornness was occasionally a bit grating and his cruel treatment of Minna in the beginning disheartening. That being said, I enjoyed seeing the growth in him and that Hamstead forced him to re-evaluate the way saw and treated Minna. It made me smile that his natural male pride made him want to always control his ship, although he wasn’t the best driver. It made him such a guy in this regard. 

Personally I thought Myths of Mish was just a really well told entertaining read. It was just fun; exciting, romantic, action, adventure filled and very enjoyable. There was chemistry between the characters, plenty of fight sequences and dashing moments and of course romance and love that pleased the romantic in me. 

A solid read and great addition to the Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles, I’m looking forward to whatever tale Katie Hamstead has in store for us next!

Sent for review by YA Bound Book Tours and the author (Thank you ladies!)
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press      
Format: Kindle ebook

Release Date: March 28th 2017
Final Thoughts:
Another great sci-fi fairytale retelling with plenty of romance; I can't wait for the next book!

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