Commentary: I usually never ever put a book down as DNF. Sometimes, very early on in a book I know the timing is just not right and I won’t be able to sit through reading it. I give it the first 30 or so pages (like a manuscript, HAH!) before I decide that I need to put it down. Maybe next time, I’ll enjoy it more than I do now. This is not a review. This is just a note to self – and fellow readers.
THE HERO’S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM by Christopher Healy
Publication Date: May 1st 2012 by Walden Pond Press
Book Summary: Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change. Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.
Debut author Christopher Healy takes us on a journey with four imperfect princes and their four improbable princesses, all of whom are trying to become perfect heroes–a fast-paced, funny, and fresh introduction to a world where everything, even our classic fairy tales, is not at all what it seems.
I just couldn’t read this one right now because:
- I really wanted to keep going with The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy because of the fact that I received this book for review and that the people at Walden Pond Press are just so freakin’ awesome. But I just wasn’t feeling it. Partly because it was so long.
- I legit gave this book a shot. I read over a hundred pages. But the plot was too meandering and I just didn’t find it laugh out loud funny. It couldn’t sustain my attention for more than a few pages. It was a struggle for me.
Chances of Me Picking Up This Book (Again): Slim
- The chances of me of picking up The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy is slim to none. I’ve passed on my ARC onto someone who will hopefully give it more of a chance than I did. While I’d love to dabble more into middle grade, The Hero’s Guide just wasn’t for me.
Well that kind of sucks, I like the cover and the title haha but if you had a hard time (and you’re so patient) I would probably not last long either haha
Sorry to hear you didn’t like it, with a cover and title like that it sounds like it should be funny so it’s sad to hear that it wasn’t. If you want laugh out loud funny and middle-grade I definitely recommend the Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy. Here is my review for the first book if you’re interested :). I am sharing my love of this series with everyone right now haha.