The Prisoner of the Castle of Enlightenment by Therese Doucet (Book Review #689)

The prisoner of the castle of enlightenment is an adult fantasy story that begins as a retelling of Beauty and the Beast but takes a very different turn as it is set in late 18th century France.

The author sets the story with excellent adventure and a good variation of favourable fairy tale content. She kept the historical facts relatable and built the society in a natural yet fictional way.


The literature was described very well. Violaine has a fascinating character. She is just as strong yet has her unique personality, which added to the enjoyment of the story. I particularly adored the part where the story didn’t stick to what the reader was expecting to happen. The tale changed and created more layers and possibilities. There was also room for many other segments of storylines created if the author wished to add sequels to this one.


I would recommend this book to young adult readers, people who like gothic fairy tale stories and folklore readers.


Written by Jeyran Main

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