Misfortune Book Review | A Twist of Rapunzel Blog Tour

Welcome to Day One of A Twist of Rapunzel Blog Tour! Featured is a review of Kendra E. Ardnek’s Misfortune.

About the Author:


Kendra E. Ardnek is the self-proclaimed Arista of Fairy Tales. She lives in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her dragon babies and massive herd of mini-giraffes, and she is still waiting for one of of her fifty nutcrackers to come to life and marry her. When not writing, you can usually find her sitting in a random box, and she’s frequently known to act before she thinks.  


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Now, onto the review!

Title: Misfortune (A Twist of Adventure Series, Book 4)

Author: Kendra E. Ardnek

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: May 13, 2020


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Is the safety of a country worth the sacrifice of one girl – even if she is the daughter of blood and misfortune?

The day she was born, her kingdom fell, and so she was branded the daughter of blood and misfortune and locked away. Now a dragon plagues the land and her curse may be the only thing that stops it.

But is she really cursed?




Positive Elements:

Characters are willing to sacrifice themselves to save others.

Negative Elements:


Spiritual Elements:

The story of Babel is told; people believe in false gods; a minor character receives visions from God; a characters prays.


A kingdom is attacked and minor characters are killed (mentioned); a girl is to be sacrificed; a village is attacked by a dragon; a character is badly burned.




5 Stars


Misfortune is a clever, unexpected retelling of the classic fairy tale, Rapunzel. Despite it’s short length, the characters are incredibly developed with amazing depth. Delshad’s handling of  his desire to obtain his father’s favor while faced with a devastating choice was exceptionally well-written. The fact that I felt for a character in such a short novella attests to the author’s writing ability. My only complaint is that the novella is so short. I would have enjoyed a few hundred pages more of the story.

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

For the full blog tour schedule, go here.

Other Day One posts:

Kendra E. Ardnek – Five Reasons to Read Misfortune
Kirsten Fichter – Diamond: The First Chapter
Tangled Up in Writing – Seth
Reality Reflected – Diamond


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