Wednesday, June 15, 2011
By Carolyn Turgeon
For Supposed to be fun!
Source I own it
A retelling of The Little Mermaid from the POV of Lenia the mermaid and Margerthe the princess that marries the prince.
I didn't really even want to write this review. I was very disappointed in this one. I had such high hopes and they all came crashing down. I liked that the author told the story from both point of views but I didn't like the liberties she took with the ending, and the writing was fine but just bothered me.
I liked Lenia (the mermaid) I felt for her and enjoyed reading about her more than Margerthe (the princess). Margerethe was OK but I had a hard time believing either of these women actually could like the moron that was Prince Christopher. Oh, kill me now! The prince was so awful! Why would anyone actually fall for him?! He's not even worth venting about.
Would I recommend it?
If you really LOVE fairytale retellings then sure, but this is not a YA book. This is an adult book and there are "adult situations". So if that bothers you, you might want to pass this one by.