I really loved this story. It was beautifully written with magic and tragedy at its core along with the hope of a young girl who, despite circumstance‘s cruel demand, had yet to turn bitter.
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Its been on my TBR list for so long that the second book came out🙈😂
(apparently I'm late to the party and most of you have done that and i won't tag,but anyone feel tagged by me if you wanna join❤)
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Hi guys! I'm in reading slump and I hate that. I have a few books on my kindle from my summer #tbr but I probably won't read them until end of the year. I really want to read Sea Witch. Have you already read it? Did you like it?
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There's one fairytale retelling that I can never pass up, Ursula's origin story. I've no idea why. Maybe I just like a villainess. This story was fine. I would've liked to see her using her powers more or wrecking vengeance on the people who tried to kill her. It was a nice read, but I'll most likely have forgotten it in a year.
I had a hard time getting into this novel. The third-person narration of certain chapters can be confusing - I mixed Iker and Nik‘s POVs at least once. The characters sometimes show immaturity in ridiculous ways. I would have liked a darker tone, as I could not quite relate to the tragic events of the past or those to come: I could not feel Evie‘s emotions, be it pain or joy, for most of the book. It was a bland read. (But look at that cover! ❤️)
Fairytale retellings are hit or miss, but for me this one is a BIG HIT. The story pulled me in from the first sentence and kept me there until the very end. I know that there is a sequel coming but I don‘t think it‘s needed, this book was perfect as a stand-alone. These aren‘t the mermaids of your childhood!
My #BooksAndBeverage is actually a book and dessert of strawberry short cake supplied by my amazing husband!! It‘s so nummy! And this book has fully hooked me!! #springintoreading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88
I‘m having a Harry Potter movie marathon weekend. The Harry 1-8 then the Newt 1&2. I‘ll have some pauses for reading the tagged book and maybe some naps!! It‘s been a long tiring week and I‘m not getting out of bed till Monday!! Also I NEEEEED this necklace!!
Giving this another go! What are you guys currently reading?
I am a sucker for anything to do with mermaids or water. And this cover is so gorgeous, so I naturally had to get this book. I really enjoyed the story although I wanted a bit more overall from it. More depth, more ambience and more magic. That said, I still really liked the story and the characters. I'm curious to see where the second book will go as this felt like a standalone to me.
I really enjoyed this retelling :) Sometimes it‘s hard to go into a novel you know is going to end sad (and boy did this one pull on the heartstrings at the very end) but I absolutely loved it. And also, the physical cover for this book is absolutely gorgeous. Her purple eyes absolutely GLOW and I‘m sorry but it‘s totally worth it to read this just so you can look at that every day. Great debut.
This one had some redeeming qualities, but not a lot. I liked Evie a fair amount, and I also liked her relationships with both the boys. I also thought the flashbacks were used effectively. I wasn't a fan of the way she used the setting - it was there, and it was an important part of the story, but it didn't feel magical at all. Most of the townspeople were annoying. I also didn't like the epilogue and the way it resolved. #audiobook via #scribd
I went into this book not knowing it was the origin story for the sea witch from the little mermaid, I really didn't look at the cover, I was just looking for an ocean story. This book took my breath away and shook me up. I wasn't prepared for a sad ended and it hit me hard.
Between a 3 & 4 star review. This was a fun read. I don‘t think the world building was phenomenal & characters could have been flushed out a bit more & sometimes felt cliched. BUT, the ending was shockingly spectacular. I liked the dark twists & certain parts left me with my jaw open. I love when authors surprise me. If you like YA & don‘t mind common YA flaws + enjoy fairy tale retellings then I think you‘d enjoy this book!
Sitting on our porch reading & listening to the thunderstorm. Love the sound of the rain as my background noise. Im enjoying this one but don‘t know if I love it yet... we will see. Gotta finish it this weekend befor its due back to the library 😬. Anyone else guilty of keeping their library books as long as possible?
Oh my gosh, @AmyG thank you so much for the awesome #hocuspocusswap gifts! The books all look amazing! I love the Poe pins (and their pun). I already hung out the tea towel and ate some of the chocolate!
A retelling of the little mermaid. Some cool magic and a little bit of an explanation. Mostly I liked it. But toward the last quarter of the book there was a bit of a twist that made no sense with the plot and information I already had.
A retelling of The Little Mermaid, this doesn't focus on the Ariel character but rather on Ursula, the Sea Witch. I've read a few retellings before but I really really enjoyed this one because it felt more like an original legend. Like something that exists before Disney gets its hands on it. If you enjoyed the book Wicked, this may be right up your alley. Definitely pick this up if you can.
High hopes dashed on this hot mess. I was confused often. The writing style was borderline mediocre, character development flat, pacing unbalanced, and littered with useless details. Flawed to the point of an eminent trashing, and I do not enjoy trashing books. World building was almost OK. I struggled to finish and wish I hadn't.
SO MUCH POTENTIAL!