á Less Than Charming || ✓ PDF Read by ✓ Rebecca A. Demarest

By Rebecca A. Demarest | Comments: ( 255 ) | Date: ( Dec 10, 2019 )

A second novel, LESS THAN CHARMING tells the story of a world beyond a veil in which all of the characters writers have ever created are alive and living in their own society As writers in the other human world constantly write new characters into existence, those characters emerge into this mirror world A hierarchy evolves as every retelling of existing characters isA second novel, LESS THAN CHARMING tells the story of a world beyond a veil in which all of the characters writers have ever created are alive and living in their own society As writers in the other human world constantly write new characters into existence, those characters emerge into this mirror world A hierarchy evolves as every retelling of existing characters is layered onto the original, adding to and changing their personality, knowledge base, and sometimes their emotional stability Prince Charming conspires to rule the society of characters, which includes every protagonist and foil you ve ever found in a story or a book, and the prince is not as charming as you first imagine One character sands in the Prince s way Princess Sophia from Grimm s lesser known 12 Dancing Princesses She s stable mostly but Prince Charming is most definitely not The good Storyteller and the First Character have tasked Sophia with stopping the Prince from destroying their world, and, by extension, ours.


  • Title: Less Than Charming
  • Author: Rebecca A. Demarest
  • ISBN: 9781624910708
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Rebecca A. Demarest

Rebecca A Demarest is an author, award winning book designer, and technical illustrator living in Seattle, WA with her husband, Jason, and their dog like cat named Cat When she isn t writing or making books and flowcharts pretty, Rebecca can be found crafting, working on her indoor forest, climbing, hiking, and generally loving being back in her native Pacific Northwest Rebecca graduated from Willamette University Cum Laude in 2009 with a B.A in Psychology and English, and from Emerson College in 2011 with an M.F.A in Creative Writing and Publishing She has worked on a variety of journals, and is currently the Senior Technical Illustrator at O Reilly Media and the house designer for the Seattle Play Series.



Comments Less Than Charming

  • Mandy

    Once upon a time, I found this book in a giveaway binge. It was back in the day when I was entering anything and everything, because I mean, free books? And I somehow stumbled upon this amazing sounding book. Fairytale and every character ever being brought to life? Um, sign me up. And when I didn't win, I was so sady to be supremely excited when my bookish best friend did and I could happily borrow it from her when she was done. It took me far longer than normal to stealI mean, borrow, it from [...]


  • Becky McMannis

    "Handing Jack the book, I curled into a corner with my coffee and stared at the steadily darkening countryside outside the window. The sunset this evening wasn't even pretty, which I thought was unfair. The least our universe could offer, as we sped off to defend it, was something pretty to look at." Before I begin my review I want to disclose that I did win a copy of this book from a giveaway. First off the world building in this novel is absolutely stellar. I was a little afraid with characte [...]


  • Anne Paschke

    There was a nugget of a good idea here but it wasn't executed well at all. The exposition was awkward, and the world building was clunky and felt like a school project, not a tangible world. The relationships weren't believable, though the characters were interesting.


  • Meredith Sessions

    Not unlike Fables comics (and many other stories) in premise, but with a fresh, pleasant twist and a compelling protagonist. Some fun ideas and nice world building. I would pick up a sequel.


  • Vanessa

    What if there were a world where fictional characters lived? What would that world look like? Would the science of our world work there? Would magic?Sophie is the 12th princess from the fairytale "12 Dancing Princesses," and as a result of her story being told for hundreds of years, her sense of character is pretty strong. Do you remember her? The curious one who was suspicious of someone sneaking behind her and her sisters? Imagine how many times her story has been told and re-told in its vario [...]


  • Susan Barton

    Less Than Charming follows the story of literary character Sophia. Sophia is the twelfth princess in The Dancing Princesses fairytale. Sophia lives in a world where all the characters in every book ever written exist together. Whenever an author creates a new character they’re released into this fairytale world. Sophia works as an investigative journalist for Geppetto’s newspaper. She manages to snag the assignment of covering Prince Charming’s upcoming party, but once she arrives she’s [...]


  • Max Baker

    This is very much a book I read solely for the world building. Did I enjoy the characters and the plot? Yeah, of course I did. But, the world is why I picked up this book and the world is why I read it until the very last page.Less Than Charming is set in a world where every character ever written exists and with each new adaptation or retelling, the new aspects of that character are layered on top of the old one. That alone should convince you to read this book, because it sure as hell convince [...]


  • Amy

    *I won this book as part of the Giveaways. In no way does this affect my rating and review. First, I want to thank Rebecca for sending me her book because it was amazing! I was so happy that I won it in the giveaway.I was so excited to read this book because the premise just sounded awesomeevery character that has ever been written is alive and real and living in a special character land! But then I got a bit worried that this world was going to be very chaotic and messy, but the author was fan [...]


  • Alyssa Schneyman

    Less Than Charming follows the story of literary character Sophia. Sophia is the twelfth princess in The Dancing Princesses fairytale. Sophia lives in a world where all the characters in every book ever written exist together. Whenever an author creates a new character they’re released into this fairytale world. Sophia works as an investigative journalist for Geppetto’s newspaper. She manages to snag the assignment of covering Prince Charming’s upcoming party, but once she arrives she’s [...]


  • Kimberly

    I can't express my love for this book enough. The creative references to other characters was fabulous. I can't wait for the next book in this series. This author acknowledged the things we've all said about certain characters in certain books or tv shows. I'm really kind of upset that I didn't write this.


  • Allison Smith

    Set in a wonderfully witty world, this adventure story is a real treat. With a fresh yet familiar cast of characters and some memorable newcomers that will make you grin and giggle, it was a hard book to put down!


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