Author: Claire Contreras

Publication Date: December 21, 2020

Book Description

Do you believe in curses?

I never did.

Not until that fated night, six years ago, when I sat in The Devil’s Chair and made a wish.

Not until it came true.

Not until I met River Caliban himself, heir to a fortune of curses. My fated sworn enemy.

I knew I should have stayed away from him. I should have run the other way when he called out my name, when he flashed that sinful smile of his, but instead, I walked toward him, leaving the light behind. Instead, I go against all reason, against all warning, and attended the gala of the year at his dark, allegedly haunted home at the top of the hill.

The moment I step foot inside I know I’m in trouble, but there’s something about River that magnetizes me, reels me in, and when he asks for the impossible, I find it impossible to turn him away. 

Book Review

Fables & other lies is a unique story that pulls you in and keeps your mind off anything else. It’s kind of like a cursed dark fairytale.

Penelope Guzman was kicked out of home and finally returned for a visit after many years. Her visit happens to be during Carnival. Carnival is the only time residents of Dolos Island can visit Pan Island. Penelope doesn’t remember ever visiting Pan but knows she has in the past.  At a Carnival party on Pan, Penelope meets River Caliban and everything she thinks she knows she starts to question. The Caliban and Guzman families have always been enemies. What will happen between Penelope and River? Are all the fables Penelope’s grandmother told her real?

Fables & Other Lies was one of those books I didn’t want to put down but also didn’t want it to end. I loved how unique this book was. There was history and Domincan culture thrown into an interesting story. Penelope doesn’t believe in curses or magic but ends up questioning this throughout the book. Fables & folklore is a subject I find interesting but don’t read a lot of. This was perfect for 2020 to take a break from reality. There are so many facets to this book that it’s hard to express in a book, so I suggest just reading the book.

I highly recommend Fables & Other Lies especially to people that like stories with curses and magic elements.

Thank you Claire Contreras for Fables & Other Lies.

About the Author

Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author who traded her psychology degree to write fiction. Don’t worry, she still uses her knowledge on every single one of her characters.

She’s a breast cancer survivor (x2), who was born in the Dominican Republic, raised in Florida, and currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two adorable boys, and French bulldog.

Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in over fifteen languages. When she’s not writing, she’s usually lost in a book.

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