Book Review: My Sparkling Misfortune by Laura Lond

Lord Arkus of Blackriver Castle readily admits that he is a villain and sees no reason why it should stop him from being the protagonist of this book. After all, Prince Kellemar, an aspiring hero, has defeated him in a rather questionable way. Bent on revenge, Arkus attempts to capture a powerful evil spirit who would make him nearly invincible, but a last-minute mistake leaves him with a sparkling instead a goody-goody spirit that helps heroes, watches over little children, and messes up villains plans. Bound to Lord Arkus for five years of service and sworn to act in his best interests, the sparkling is not easy to get rid of, and of course his understanding of best interests is quite different from what Lord Arkus has in mind.
Release Date:  April 28, 2010
Publisher:  Dream Books LLC
Age Group:  Young Adult
Source: Review copy from author

This book was so much fun!  Every time I sat down to read My Sparkling Misfortune, I had an anticipatory smile on my face.  Reading this light-hearted book made me happy, and now that I've finished, I smile when I think about it.

I was drawn in from the first paragraph and the book just got better from there.  Lord Arkus is a villain and the story is told from his perspective.  My Sparkling Misfortune is like a fairy tale, told from the villain's point of view instead of the princess's point of view.  I'm a fan of princesses so I didn't think I'd like this book at all, let alone enjoy it as much as I did.  

The book is just the right length---we get enough of the story to be satisfied but not so much that it drags.  The pacing was great and the character development was also very good.  There was a great amount of humor which lent a light-hearted feeling to the book as a whole.  My only questions upon finishing the book were, "Is there a sequel?" and "Has Laura Lond written anything else, because if so, I'm going to read that the next time I need a good, clean, fun book!"

1 comment:

  1. I got this book for review too! Glad to hear its a fun read! Great review!


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