Book Reviews

Swan Lake by K.M. Shea

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 232
Series: Timeless Fairy Tales #7
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fairy tale retelling
Published: June 16th, 2016
Rating: four stars


Will she choose to save her country or free herself?

Cursed to be a swan by day, Odette spends her nights leading a band of smugglers and delivering illegal goods. Though she longs for her spell to be broken, she is stuck flattering the evil sorcerer who cursed her.

When the kind and witty Prince Alexsei tracks Odette and her crew to their camp, Odette fears he is yet another complication she must manage. Instead, Alexsei slowly endears himself to her and searches for a way to break her curse–but with every visit he risks alerting the sorcerer to his presence.

When the sorcerer launches an attack against the royal family, Odette is pulled between her love for Alexsei and her loyalties to her crew. Will she choose to fight with Alexsei, or fulfill her responsibilities as a leader and smuggler?

SWAN LAKE is retelling of the ballet, and is the seventh book of the TIMELESS FAIRY TALES series. The books in this series take place in the same world and can be read all together, or as individual, stand-alone books. If you enjoy compelling characters, sweet romance, and magical jokes, download a sample or buy it today! 


I want to point out that I have never seen the full play of Swan Lake. I know the concept to a point due to watching Black Swan featuring Natalie Portman. Now that being said I love Shea’s writing. I first found her through the first book of the series. I loved her twist to these classics and I also love the clean romance.

Swan Lake is about Odette who for four years now has been cursed to be a swan by day and her normal human self by night along with twenty-two others. She meets Prince Alexsei who wins his way into her camp. Odette and Alexsei along with friends have to find a way to break the curse and defeat the evil sorcerer.

Once again I love Shea’s reimagining. I didn’t quite know how I felt about Odette there at first but I did end up liking her. Now she’s not anywhere near my favorites from this series but I will say she ranks above Dylan (The Little Selkie).

Alexsei was adorable and I admired his brother’s dimwittedness as the comedy relief. I can’t wait to jump into the next book and see the adventure continue and how Angelique will help save the day next.