Twice Upon a Time by: Hope Irving
Publication Date: October 31st, 2015
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Summary From Goodreads-
Once upon a time there was the wandering soul of Morgann, an 8th century Irish calligraphy-monk longing to be reunited with his soul mate. Deirdre was his forbidden love, a witch with whom he wrote a coveted book.
Under her spell, the souls of the star-crossed lovers travel from bodies to bodies until they find each other. Eventually. That became his quest: unearth her new body and trigger her memory, for she is clueless about whom she once was. Unfortunately their story didn't get a chance to become a fairy tale yet it still turned out as a famous urban legend referred as The Black Angel Book.
Twice upon a time, not so long ago, there was me, rational and devastated Rose. I needed to get a grip, said my French mum after my year of numbness due to a painful break-up that led me to cut my wrist daily, to feel something, anything.
So she sent me off to the free-spirited village of Provincetown, Massachusetts, to spend the summer with my American relatives. And just like that, I wasn't myself any longer. Because someone pulled me out of the darkness and bewitched me, somehow.
I couldn't wait to jump his bones... but why was he holding back? He couldn't wait to welcome me into his world... but was I ready to question my convictions and acknowledge that my self-inflicted cuts were now healing in record time?
How could I have imagined he was longing for his own unorthodox fairy tale to come true? Frantically.
About The Author-
Hope Irving is the proud mother of a lovely and witty young lady, and the lucky wife of a loving and supportive husband. She's a debut indie author who lived in Paris, France, most of her life and also in the US, where she graduated with a master degree. She loves Nutella and Camembert cheese (not together), carrot cake, and cinnamon Altoids. Her favorite fictional characters are Eric Northman (Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris) and Sean Bateman (The Rules of Attraction, Bret Easton Ellis).
What really drew me into Twice Upon a Time is the uniqueness of the story. When I first read the plot summary I was intrigued because it just sounded DIFFERENT. I love that Morgann was a monk, that alone was something so new for me. I don't think that I have ever read anything where one of the main characters is a monk. Morgann was definitely my favorite character.
I just love the whole soulmates, star-crossed lovers story. I am a big sucker for that!! I have to say there were times Dierdre got on my nerves, but that was mostly early on and she had some great character development.
Overall everything about Twice Upon a Time is new and fresh, however I do have to say there were a few slow parts in the middle of the book for me. I had to struggle and push through these few parts, but it was worth it when I got to the end.
I recommend Twice Upon a Time for fans of unique paranormal romances and for anyone who loves stories about star-crossed lovers.