Thursday, January 4

Audiobook Review: Once More Upon a Time by Roshani Chokshi

Author: Roshani Chokshi
Narrator: Rebecca GibelShiromi Arserio, & Vikas Adam
Title: Once More Upon a Time
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Novella, & Retellings
Format: Audiobook
Published: June 4, 2020
Where I got It: My shelf (Audible)

Once upon a time, there was a king and queen in a land called Love's Keep who once loved one another, but alas, no more. Without love, they were doomed to be ousted from their kingdom at the end of a year and a day.

A year and a day passed.

This is where their story starts.

Imelda and Ambrose can't remember why they got married. A year and a day ago, Ambrose consulted a witch, trading their love to save Imelda's life - and they've been stuck with one another ever since. When that same witch pays them a visit on the day they lose their kingdom, she promises to make their deepest wishes come true in exchange for a simple favor and a short journey. With nothing left to lose, Imelda and Ambrose agree. But, over the course of their enchanted road trip peppered with a delirious cloak, cannibals, and at least one honey badger, something magical happens...little by little, step by step, they regain what they had forgotten.

They remember why they fell in love.

When the end of their journey nears and they confront parting ways forever, a new decision faces them. Will Imelda and Ambrose choose their deepest wishes, or will they choose each other - again?

Been meaning to listen to this but it kept falling behind the listening list. 

Imelda and Ambrose are the King and Queen of Love's Keep. They were madly in love, but that was taken away and now they are being removed as the rulers since that is the law of the land. On the last day of their rulership, that witch who took away their love returns and promises to fulfill their deepest wish if they can do one favor for her. With nothing left to lose, they agree. Together they will face many a challenge and maybe, just maybe, they will regain what they have lost and forgotten. 

This was really cute and I really enjoyed it. What a great way to start off 2024!!!!! 

So fun! Imelda and Ambrose have had some traumatic childhoods so they are reluctant to be in love...again. Them losing their love was further proof love is an illusion. But I love watching them and not being able to stop them from falling in love all over again. 

Awww I loved that dang magical cloak who thinks he's a horse. Funny!

I loveddddddd our narrators...especially Vikas Adam who does Abrose's POV. So stinkin' good!

What else to say? 

This is quick and fun. A nice twist on a fairytale love story AND second chances. Not their fault they fell out of love, but finding love again can be hard. If you need something short and cute...this is for you. 5 stars from me. 

- Reading Romance Challenge - #1 Royal MC character
- Audiobook Challenge - #1


Northwoman said...

I should read more of the Audible Originals I have especially since they are shorter.

Anne - Books of My Heart

Blodeuedd said...

Omg are you kidding me,you know I love his voice

Carole Rae said...

Anne, me too!

B, RIGHT! I was so excited when I was about to get started and I realized who it was!

Jen Twimom said...

This sounds fabulous. I'm downloading now so I'll have it when I need a new book. Thanks.

Carole Rae said...

Yayy! I hope you like it Jen!