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Hellebella is not your average teenager. She is a demon princess from the underworld. She does, however, have teenager tendencies. She is outspoken, blunt, funny and rebellious. When a final act of rebellion sends her father into a rage, he sends her off to the North American School of Paranormal Princes-sing where he hopes she can learn to become a proper young lady and dHellebella is not your average teenager. She is a demon princess from the underworld. She does, however, have teenager tendencies. She is outspoken, blunt, funny and rebellious. When a final act of rebellion sends her father into a rage, he sends her off to the North American School of Paranormal Princes-sing where he hopes she can learn to become a proper young lady and do something constructive with her life.Not the only princess being sent away to the NASPP, Hellebella meets a lively bunch of girls from different paranormal kingdoms, including fairies, a vampire and shape-shifters. But not everything is light and happy at school. The girls find themselves entranced by a secret and mysterious club in another realm. There, they are forced to dance every night, and if they do not the consequences are dire.Helle, as her new friends call her, must find a way to break them free of the spell holding them hostage, figure out WHO is behind the malicious magic and struggle with her own love for her best friend’s brother. Hopefully she can save them in time, before they become ghosts powerless to stop the magic from harming someone else....

Title : After Realm
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ISBN : 13273827
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 215 Pages
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After Realm Reviews

  • Char
    2019-05-03 06:18

    Great story, awful cover. writing my review nowFULL REVIEWFor my pre read thoughts and reasons for rating please visit my blog:From the Shadows I Review I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. This was such an easy read that I finished it in less than 24 hours! I breezed through this and found myself losing track of time, (I’m not joking, Mischief and Tiny nearly starved! Well dinner was 10 mins late but you know what cats are like!) I enjoyed how Ms Travis made the retelling work and I totally didn’t see where the story was going which is always a good thing, so credit where it’s due. I did notice a few error when it came to spelling and grammar but they were few and didn’t take away from the story. My only real complaint about the book is that I felt too much time was wasted describing the outfits of 8 girls!! I don’t really care, give me a general idea, let my imagination take some of the strain!Due to the amount of princesses I’m going to do my character breakdowns in pairs otherwise I’m going to be here all week.Hellebella & Lilith – Hellebella is our MC and the book is from her POV. I did like her but had issues with how obsessed she was with her horns (not a euphemism!) and what a wonderful demon she is. Lilith is her new found BFF ad she’s a vampire, a rubbish vampire if what we’re led to believe is true. She’s quiet and spineless and there wasn’t really enough personality there for me to judge her. I thought she was a bit goody goody.Cali & Sabine – These girls are were-creatures - Cali a wolf and Sabine a cat. They’re also having a secret lesbian relationship which is one of the more obvious plot threads. It’s not really touched on and the girls don’t get beyond hand holding in the view of other characters. I actually really liked these two and would’ve liked to know more about them both. I love shifters so this pair were right up my street!Mikado & Taylor – Mikado is an earth witch and Taylor’s a goblin. I wasn’t really a fan of either of these but from what there was of them in the book they seemed genuinely nice. That’s pretty much all I have to say about these two.Raven & Roxana – These two are princesses in the sense that they’re spoilt and have never been told the word ‘no’ in fact I doubt they know what it even means. They’re both snobby, but as the book went on I found myself warming to Raven, I found that I thought that Roxana was beyond redemption. She was horrible to everyone and really did nothing to put that straight in my head. I think they need their heads banging together and their designer clothes taken away because I really don’t care how much Prada and Gucci they have.Overall I did enjoy this, despite my character rages and the overly descriptive outfits. The writing is decent and aside from the few mistakes I mentioned in paragraph one, easy to read. I also found this to be an incredibly speedy read. The retelling adds a whole new level of fairytale with the addition of the paranormal twist of our Princesses. I also like how this wasn’t dragged out , although I’d like some other retellings from Renee Travis.

  • Amber
    2019-05-14 02:41

    http://mybookshelfisneverfull.blogspo...(I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.)After Realm was a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses with some slight twists. For example, while often your vision of the main character may be the lovely blond from the Barbie rendition of this story, the protagonist in this story was a red-skinned, horned demon princess. That's right. BUT SHE WAS SO FLIPPING AWESOME.Straight off the bat, I could tell that although the story was a little strange and maybe not for all tastes, I would love it. I think it's because the whole idea was so wonderfully weird. I've just never seen anything like this. A boarding school of paranormal princesses that sneak away to dance club at night who give lip to their teachers when asked where they were? So awesome. The beginning was a bit slow, but once I got into it, I hated having to put it down.Hellebella was the demon princess I mentioned earlier. She was the coolest person in the world- Sorry, underworld (that was my attempt at a joke). There were a handful of times here and there when all I wanted to do was swat her across the head and ask her what the hell she was thinking, but overall, I have to say that she was a wonderful heroine. Just the take-action kind of girl I needed after reading so many weak main characters lately.There was also her fabulous love interest, Roarke, with whom I have fallen in love. Vampires don't really do it for me anymore as I have grown out of my Twilight phase (What? No, I never liked Twlight. *turns head in shame*), but my, my Roarke... Is it possible to dislike you? And the princesses! They all had at least a little sip out of the Chalice of Badassery. Hellebella took a Big Gulp sized swallow. They were amazing. That is all.I do have a bone to pick with this, though. Not many, but still. I couldn't help feeling like the ending was unresolved or abrupt and I just kept thinking, There must be more pages here somewhere! Are they hiding from me? And then there was also the fact that it needed a little bit of editing here and there. Other than that, I was pretty gosh darn satisfied with After Realm.I'd recommend this to all you YA paranormal romance lovers out there. You guys would be more likely to enjoy the story since there is basically all the paranormal creatures ever in the world in here. Well, not quite, but there are freaking loads. It was an excellent read and I didn't want it end!

  • Michelle
    2019-05-01 03:41

    The book follows the story of the 12 dancing princesses but with a twist. They are all Supernatural Princesses. The story centers around Hellebella a Demon Princess who is an average teenager with average teenager issues (rebellious, outspoken and defiant). She is sent to a boarding school to be taught how to become a real princess with a group of other girls with the same teen angst. Helle finds a secret door and together with her friends the story of the 12 dancing princesses emerge. When starting this book I wasn't sure how I would like since the beginning was a little slow as the story builds. By the time I got half way I was all in. I actually stayed up just to finish the book. I couldn't wait to see what happened and didn't want to have to wait till tomorrow. The Princesses were a fun group of girls to read about each with their own personality and written so well. I really enjoyed the story. The setting was great and well described. The only issue I had was the types of supernatural beings and which one was which. (I had a hard time writing that sentence LOL I'm not even sure if it makes sense) Other than that I really like this book a lot. It was a really fun story to read and I believe Mrs. Travis did a great job making the story of the 12 Dancing Princesses her own.Should you read it?I believe you should if you like a good Fairy Tale Re-telling or Just a really good supernatural story then you will really like this [email protected]

  • Elicia Cheah
    2019-05-01 08:18

    You can also find this review at http://girlinthewoodsreviews.blospot.comDetailed Review: This book far exceeded my expectations. Usually I expected quite little from self-published books but this book was just written with such amazing writing skills. This writer's words has the ability to transport you to the character's time and place with such vivid descriptions that you find you can't stop reading.This books is actually a retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses in a gothic twist that is simple and interesting. It is told from Hellabella's point of view, who is one of the Princesses of the Underworld or just known as Satan's daughter. After her father finds out that she has gone lava hopping with her brothers, which he finds really unladylike and not suiting for a princess, he decided to send her to a boarding school, or more precisely, the North American School of Paranormal Princessing.She is unhappy at being sent there. She meets other princesses from paranormal realms such as faeries and vampires. She finds the school ok but always gets bored of it. Her roommate Lillith also seems to be hiding someone or something from her. And guess who that is?Lillth's brother, Roarke who according to the author is pretty hot. And Hella just falls in love with him. Love at first sight. How nice.But then something else happens. Hella has also stumbled upon a doorway in one of the bathrooms that leads to another realm. So one day, all the princesses went there together and started dancing. They went there every day. Nothing seemed wrong to them.But there is something really wrong. Their powers are waning. They are not as strong as they were. They try to stop, but something seems to push them to go. They try to tell someone but they end up suffering. Once they did not go to the realm but they fell violently sick.A conspiracy is forming and they need to do something before they are trapped in After Realm forever.Brief Review: Equal parts romance, fear and mystery, this book is a great read for paranormal fans. I guarantee that you'll love it from beginning to end. You have my wordFinal Rating: 5/5 'Totally Amazing'QUOTE: To the princesses who attended boarding school together:Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realise there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.-------Lao Tzu

  • Katie
    2019-04-23 01:28

    A-mazing. I loved it... A beautiful retelling of the 12 dancing princesses with a paranormal twist. Rather than 12 princess sisters there are eight princesses at a boarding school, each one representing a different paranormal kingdom: demon, vampire, shape-shifters (canine AND feline), goblin, witch and fairy (Seelie “light and good” and Unseelie “dark and bad”…Although those explanations aren’t exactly correct either but that’s not the point in this story so…moving on.) Hellebella is the MC, a demon princess. Everyone sent to this school has something their parents think is wrong with them which the school is supposed to correct, and Helle is no exception. Although she, like the other girls, is rather surprised that this was the real reason they were sent to this school, rather than the story they were given of trying to gather and maintaining relationships between the different kingdoms.It is no surprise then, that when Helle stumbles upon a secret door to a fantastical underground dance club, she shares it with her new friends and they all become enthralled. Unlike the original telling, it is not just a fun secret the girls keep from everyone. The club has gained its own sentience and not in a good way: it traps the girls’ magic and keeps it for….well, I won’t spoil TOO much of the story… At this point between the teachers, the girls, and the princes that show up to break the spell, it is mostly Helle and the other girls who accomplish everything. Yet another twist from the original tale, that the princesses rescue themselves. (I am woman, hear me ROAR!!! Lol)Parts I liked: the different “species” of supernatural. I liked the descriptions of how the girls got to the club, and the club itself, and the paintings! I liked that the romance that sprang up between Helle and Lilith’s brother (vampires) was secondary to the story line rather than the main point. I liked the way the girls were all friends together even if they had their own best friends within the group. The ending was a bit if a surprise (but a good one) and the epilogue was beautiful.Okay, actually, I liked the whole thing. Even the characters I wasn't too fond of (mainly the Seelie princess and a vampire teacher) weren't too bad by the end. All the characters were well-developed and I enjoy the author’s writing style.

  • Dee
    2019-05-03 04:27 received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. Happy to oblige as always :)This is a really good YA book. Not the kind of thing I've read before but I honestly really enjoyed it.Its the story of 8 young girls, all different mythical creatures such as vampire, demon, werewolf, goblin etc. They are all sent to a boarding school by their parents, and what they encounter is nothing you would expect! Hellebella finds a key and accidentally finds its secret, a door behind a mirror to a new place,a secret place, beautiful with trees flowers, and best of all.... music. The dance club pulls the girls to it, all the while something strange is going on in the real world.I loved Helle, she seemed like a great character. I pictured her quite well from the description in the book. The fiery red skin, the horns, the black nails, everything. And I loved how caring she was. She felt strongly about Lilith, and looked after her just like a best friend would. The other girls were great characters too. But it was Rourke I liked just as much as Helle and Lilith :) At first I thought he was going to be a bit meh, but I actually really got on with him! The dance club is another great thing in the story. Full of magic, mystery and music!Nothing more from me about the story, don't want to give away too much. You must read this book if you like YA. I'd thoroughly recommend! :)

  • Alexandra Harris
    2019-05-21 05:22

    I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.What a fun book. I really enjoyed it! At first I thought I might have a hard time getting into it because the main character was out of this world (literally) she has red skin and is what you might expect a cartoon demon female too look like, but it was actually pretty cool. The author did a wonderful job painting a vivid world for her readers and I simply couldn't put it down. Hellebella (our main character) is sent to a boarding school of paranormal princesses by her father because of her older brothers, the world quickly grows and introduces more fun characters. But Hellebella was my favorite, wonderful personality witty. brave and feisty. For every great main character you need a awesome guy and Roarke was our, I love him! I recommend this book to all you paranormal romance addicts. You will definitely like this book and it will keep you very entertained. Enjoy!

  • Sophia
    2019-05-21 02:41

    It's honestly kind of problematic when of all the characters that end up with their semi-forbidden or unusual love interest are straight and the only ones who do not are the two girls who are into each other. Had one of the other couples not worked out, this wouldn't have bothered me, but unfortunately that was not the case, so their unsatisfied love life stands out heavily with that of the straight protagonists. I know this wasn't even the focus of the book, but still it bothers me.

  • Colette
    2019-05-04 01:20

    One of my favorite independently published books I have read! The characters and plot drag you in, and the twist at the end leaves you wanting more! There were some typos throughout, but the overall story was well-done so they could easily be overlooked.

  • Renee
    2019-05-05 05:25

    This is an urban gothic retelling of the 12 dancing princesses. Self Published, so editing wise be kind.A book I love that never fails to make me smile

  • Carmen
    2019-04-27 07:25

    Thoroughly enjoyed. The author's take on this fairy tale was quite creative and imaginative.