wizzardofxxxx's review

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2.0

I would have liked this book more if it didn't give Prince Charming such a big role. I wasn't even happy to have him back, because he's always been pretty awful and this was some of his worst behavior yet.

nerdywerewolf's review

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2.0

"In all three of my marriages, I loved each of my wives. Or at least, I thought I did."

So, this story set in the Fables universe, but focused on the women in the series, focuses on...Prince Charming? That's...confusing.

There is definitely a woman from Ancient Indian mythology named Nalayani. Her mythological story (as opposed to the one told here) is kind of the opposite of feminist-she's pretty much abused by her husband and then discarded for being too sexual, even though she's faithful.

I'm not sure what message this story was trying for, but it really just seemed like a vehicle to showcase Charming. Who's kind of always an asshole. The art was great and the story moved along at a good pace, but...meh.

manumaan's review

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3.0

I wish they put some more effort into including Indian myths in this book that is set in India with Prince Charming. And the heroine's name - Nalayani - wish it was something better.

civreader's review

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4.0

Pretty good. Not the best, but an interesting, different story. Some bits moved or developed super-fast, but they remained strangely in keeping with the world.

jessimuhka's review

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3.0

Wasn't the point of the Fairest series for the books to be about the women fables? This book is mostly about Prince Charming, who is a great character, but I'd rather see him in the regular Fables title. And for a land of nearly all women, only two women have names and one of them dies due to sex. Really?

vylotte's review

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3.0

A lost hero returns. No spoilers, just super glad to see him back, his character was missed.

natep's review

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2.0

I enjoyed this book and the addition of the character Nalayani but I don't see this story going anywhere

ambrosia_and_axes's review

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3.0

Interesting story considering who it stared. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I'd read fables first. Not bad, but not something that I find rant worthy either.

bookpairings's review

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2.0

This volume was pretty disappointing. This series is supposed to be about strong heroines and this volume ended up being all about Prince Charming. Nalayani, the female lead, was a badass, but she wasn’t really the main focus of this story. It wasn’t awful. The art was gorgeous, but the story was meh. I get that this was a build up to the next arch of Fables, but don’t hijack Fairest for that! :(

monica_rambeau's review

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2.0

I didn't enjoy this anyway near as much as the first two volumes in the Fairest series.

Prince Charming was rather insufferable and the colonialist attitudes were not challenged at all, with the unjust deaths of Indu characters treated as a minor inconvenience to Charming's dubious redemption arc.