Spoiler Free Review: Timeless Fairy Tales by K.M. Shea

Here at WEBOOKINGLOVEIT we love a good fairy-tale whether it’s an adaptation, retelling or a complete original. And so when I discovered the Timeless Fairy Tale series by K.M Shea I was intrigued and fell immediately in love with the Universe. Here is a quick broad summery of what you can expect:

“The continent is under attack. A prince is cursed to take on the body of a beast, a selkie’s pelt is stolen from her, an ogre rules in Carabas, a princess is cursed to sleep, and the elves have shut themselves off. Catastrophe and chaos rule as myths become reality and dark magic threatens to choke all that is good. Can the world be saved?

Timeless Fairy Tales are a series of fairy tale adaptations. They can be read in the series order, as they are listed below, or out of order. Each book focuses on a different main character, but there is some overlap as the events in each story impact the world they take place in.”

“Beauty and the Beast, book 1; Wild Swans, book 2; Cinderella and the Colonel, book 3; Rumpelstiltskin, book 4, The Little Selkie, book 5; Puss in Boots, book 6; Swan Lake, book 7, Sleeping Beauty, book 8; The Frog Prince, book 9, 12 Dancing Princesses, book 10.”

When I first read ‘Beauty and the Beast’ I was captivated by the world building, character development and the adorable romance. It had the perfect blend of originality and the classical fairytale we all know and love, something I struggle with when it comes to retellings, but this series gets the balance just right! However, the more I read of the series the more I loved the growing diversity of the characters; from Prince Severin’s grumpy strategist personality, to Prince Toril’s daft persona. Even though they are all different all the characters are attractive in their own way, which I find highly unusual in YA, so thumbs up to K.M. Shea!

Another bonus I found to this series was the way each story contributes to a larger picture, and interlinks so you can always check in on your favourite character (Personally my favourite character is Colonel Friedrich from ‘Cinderella and the Colonel’) and your favourite Country (Verglas is definitely my fave country so far). Let me know who your favourite is in the comments below! That’s the beauty of this series, you can always guarantee there will be a story/character that you will love.

So if you’re looking for an easy, quick read with a perfect blend of action and romance – this is the series for you! Feisty females and Charming Princes are all I need to enjoy a good fairy tale and this series delivers in abundance. I will confidently give this series a 4/5 stars, as I loved seven of the ten books, the other three (Wild Swans, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty) didn’t appeal to me, but that is my personal preference. I highly recommend this series guys so take a look and let me know what you think!



3 thoughts on “Spoiler Free Review: Timeless Fairy Tales by K.M. Shea

  1. Hi Fleur (and Star),
    Thank you so much for this blog review of the Timeless Fairy Tale series! I love your beautiful Instagram posts and I’m so happy that the heroes and heroines made enough of an impression that you wanted to do a blog post as well. (Snow White is coming end of this year!) 😉
    I also wanted to let you know that I started a Pinterest board for all the #bookstgram and other photos of my books and I added your photos of 12 Dancing Princesses and Swan Lake. Right now I’m linking the photos to your Instagram account but I can change the link or even take them down if you don’t want them on Pinterest (just let me know!).


    1. Hello! Thank you so much! We would love you to put our pictures on Pinterest and link them, we are glad you like them! And we are SO excited for Snow White later this year – can’t wait! Once again, thank you! – Fleur and Star


      1. Great, thanks for letting me repost them! I’m excited for Snow White too (and to finally tell Angelique’s story in the follow up books)!


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