I am a huge fan of the TV show ‘Once Upon A Time’, so imagine my surprise and delight when I was in my local book shop today and saw that there is now a Once Upon A Time novel!
The book, titled Reawakened, follows the first season. I didn’t buy it yet, I came home instead to check out what people on Goodreads thought. It got mixed reviews, some loving it, some hating it. I’m still very curious though and feeling extremely tempted to buy it.
Synopsis from Goodreads: Emma Swan’s life has been anything but a fairy tale. She’s been on her own since she was abandoned as a baby–that is, until the night of her twenty-eighth birthday, when Henry, a ten-year-old boy, shows up on her doorstep. He’s the son Emma gave up for adoption, and this surprise visit turns her life upside down.
Henry takes Emma back to his home in Storybrooke, Maine, where, Henry claims, all the residents are actually fairy tale characters who can’t remember their true identities. And if Henry’s right, that means that his sweet-natured, lonely schoolteacher Mary Margaret Blanchard is really Snow White, the iconic princess … and also Emma’s long-lost mother.
In Fairy Tale Land, we meet Snow White as a bandit on the run, forced into exile by her stepmother, the Evil Queen. Snow’s a young woman learning to become a hero, who will do anything to live happily ever after with her one true love, Prince Charming.
The closer Emma comes to Henry in Storybrooke, the harder it is for her to ignore the dark curse that haunts this small New England town and binds her to Mary Margaret. If Emma can learn to accept her destiny as Storybrooke’s savior and break the curse, she just might get the family reunion she’s dreamed about her entire life.
ABC’s “ONCE UPON A TIME” is a modern adventure with thrilling twists and hints of darkness, brimming with wonder, and filled with the magic of our most beloved fairy tales.
You hear about plenty of books that have been adapted to movies or TV shows, but you rarely see a TV series or movie adapted to a book. I know of less than a handful of books done this way, and I’ve never read one of these books, so it’ll be interesting to see what it’s like.
So what about you? Are you a fan of the show? Will you be buying the book?