Book Review: The Andari Chronicles, by Kenley Davidson

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already heard me talk about this series. But I wanted to post here as well, because I honestly can’t stop talking about The Andari Chronicles.

I read this entire series (5 books) in just a couple of weeks. If there were more books, I would have read them by now. In fact, I really hope the series isn’t yet done. There are characters I still want to know more about!

The series, as you might be able to guess from the title, is set in (and around) the fictional fantasy country of Andari. Each book is a retelling of a fairy tale – but only loosely, so there’s still a lot of room for surprises! Fairy tale retellings can sometimes be a bit too predictable, but these stories were full of surprises. I especially enjoyed the Rumpelstiltskin retelling, Goldheart, which I thought was imaginative and engrossing.

The protagonists change from book to book, so you get to enjoy different characters and different areas of this fantasy world. Characters do recur from book to book, but each story is completely standalone. I fell in love with quite a few of the characters, and I absolutely loved the worldbuilding! Pirouette, the Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling, was especially fun to explore – it’s not a pseudo-European setting, for a change.

As you may have gathered, I 100% recommend this series! Go buy Book 1 (Traitor’s Masque) and then just… keep reading! And when you’ve finished the entire series, make sure to come back here and tell me which book was your favourite!

 

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