Cover Love: I do adore this cover. It's part of the reason I wanted to read it.
Why I Wanted to Read This:
I love the cover and the buzz I had heard about this story. Plus I love re-worked fairy tales. Here's the synopsis from Good Reads:
Twelve princesses suffer from a puzzling (if silly) curse, and anyone who ends it will win a reward. Reveka, a sharp-witted and irreverent apprentice herbalist, wants that reward. But her investigations lead to deeper mysteries and a daunting choice—will she break the curse at the peril of her own soul?
I Kept Reading Because: I wanted to see how all this tied up!
Romance?: A little start.
What I Liked (& Didn't):
One thing that kind of bothered me was Reveka's age. I felt she was a little too young for what she did to break the curse. That was brought up by someone in the book, but I had a hard time getting over it.
Besides being a re-working of the Twelve Dancing Princesses it is also kind of a re-working of Beauty & the Beast. I liked that part of the story better than the first part.
I guess that biggest issue I had with this book was that I didn't really like many of the characters. None of the princesses really seemed like they were worth saving.
I also didn't feel like that the "curse" ever got fully explained.
I liked the demon that was in charge of the curse, there is more to that story and I want to know what it is!
I also really liked Reveka and how she grew in the book. If there is a sequel I will be reading it. I think this story will get much deeper and better.
To Sum Up: Decent retelling of a couple fairy tales. A good set up for a sequel!
Book requested and received from HarperCollins! Thanks!
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