Jacklyn and the Twisted Beanstalk: A Jack and the Beanstalk Retelling by Callie Thomas (Autumn Fairy Tales book 6)
What’s a girl to do when the kingdom is cursed and the king’s only concern is feeding himself?
Steal a pumpkin. Well, does it count as stealing when it was hers in the first place? According to the royal guards it does. Now she’s got less than a week to fix everything or her family will lose their farm.
Will wishes and magic beans solve all her troubles or only make it worse?
“Magic should never affect free will.”
Jack has a great propensity for getting herself into trouble, but I admire that she’s always willing to own up to her actions and take responsibility for correcting them… even if she frequently ends up in more trouble because of it.
Jack and Gill are super cute together, and I loved seeing them grow from friends to lovers. Their bumbling antics were hilarious. I appreciated that neither of them were royals. Bertie the cow was also one of the best parts of this story!
This was a great twist on “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and it was a lot of fun seeing all the nods to the original tale — as well as a few Easter eggs from other tales!
One very swoony kiss, a few other kisses
In-world swears only (“Sorcerer take me.”)
Minor injuries only.
(Thank you to the author for the ARC of this book. This is my honest review.)