Title: Screaming Beauty (Tales from the Poisoned Apple Book 2)
Author: Scott Mooney
Release Date: April 28th 2020
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Twenty-three-year-old Briar Pryce has earned a little rest and relaxation. She’s rescued her best friend from being transformed into a cat and stopped a war in the Poisoned Apple, New York City’s hidden neighborhood of counterfeit curses and fairy tale trickery. All Briar wants is to have a carb-filled brunch, gossip over a couple of mead-mosas, and maybe figure out if she’s actually in a love triangle with her high-school crush and her strait-laced business partner.
But relaxing is hard when the city starts screaming.
Some malevolent curse has invaded the dreams of the sleeping princesses across the Apple, spreading nightmares and violence throughout the city. What’s worse, a militant new faction of knights has used the chaos to grab power and trap Briar’s community in its authoritarian grip. If Briar’s going to be able to free the princesses and stop these fairy tale fascists, she’s going to have to solve a deeper mystery: the origins of her own uncontrollable, emotion-altering powers. Briar and her friends will journey from the depths of the enchanted Afterwoods to the penthouses of the Upper East Side to stop the knights, wake the princesses, and save the Poisoned Apple.
And hopefully still fit in that brunch.
I have been anticipating this book for awhile and was excited to finally grab my hands on it! Briar and the gang are back and this time, there’s more danger and a few surprises.
I really liked the vibe of this book. I felt the story was a bit darker than book one and I was there for it. I appreciated the unique touches the author wove into the story. It truly felt magical. This is a really great adventure read with some awesome twists and turns! Like I mentioned at the beginning, I have been looking forward to this book and the author didn’t disappoint! Now I wait not so patiently for the next. If you like fairy tales with a twist, this series is for you!
I give this 5 stars.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*