Crisanta Knight: The Severance Game is the second book in the Crisanta Knight series. The series introduced us to Crisanta Knight who is the daughter of Cinderella and attends Lady Agnue’s School for Princesses & Other Female Protagonists with her friends S.J. and Blue. S.J. stands for Snow White Jr. and Blue is Little Red Riding Hood’s sister. The girls all attend the school because they are among the ones that have been written to eventually become future protagonists much like their famous family members.
Now in the second book Crisa is teamed up with her friends as they are trying to find the author of their stories. Crisa doesn’t know who to trust and doesn’t want to become the typical princess that is always in need of saving and wants to completely change the idea the each protagonist fits a certain mold. Each of her friends have their reasons for also wanting to find the author and try to change their fates but with the antagonists closing in it becomes one dangerous adventure after another.
I still really enjoyed reading this series so far and stand by my thoughts from the review for the first book. The series is a great young adult fantasy fairy tale read that often reminds me of the television show Once Upon a Time and a story line they had done on there where they were looking for the author that had written their tales. What we get in this series is the definite feel of these teenage characters who are all related to the well known characters we all know though. And with this carrying over to several books the story line is always full of action and more expansive than the ideas in the television show.
My one complaint with this one that has me rating this book at 3.5 stars, slightly below my rating for the first in the series is that I felt like I wished Crisa would quite pushing her friends away. I know she’s trying to be strong and has her reasons but I felt like the story lacked a bit with the secondary characters this go round but hopefully that will change in the future books and they can all work together on any more adventures coming their way.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.