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Poor Unfortunate Soul
Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch | Serena Valentino
The third novel in Serena Valentino's (Fairest of All, Beast Within) 'VILLAINS' trilogy, featuring the story of the Little Mermaid from the perspective of the sea witch Ursula
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Jody3
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If you‘ve seen The Little Mermaid, then you already know Ursula‘s story. Not much about it is expanded here, although you do get some backstory that is absent from the film. Poor Unfortunate Soul reveals her familial connection to Ariel, her deep rooted hatred for Triton, and why she has assumed her octopus form.

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ReadingOverSleeping
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This was my least favorite so far, regardless it's still a fun read. Ursala's back story is heart wrenching, full of sadness and turmoil and it really shows how hate can build and become fuel for spite and heartlessness. Odd Sisters, though they were much less vindictive in this one. I missed that. The only thing I don't like is tying in the next book randomly to hook you. Regardless, #teamnosleep for #poorunfortunatesouls

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Sammidnightsun
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Pickpick

Very good

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Lovesbooks87
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Pickpick

I am still loving this series even thou it is taking me a lot longer to get through it then I feel it should be. This one was about Ursula. On to the next one!

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MaleficentBookDragon
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This is also coming out in September. 🐍
I need this one!

JoScho Did you see they also have a huge Ursula coming out? 7mo
bullbunny I also need her, I saw that. She is my fave 7mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m glad it includes the eels. 😄 7mo
MaleficentBookDragon @rubyslippersreads me too. They made it for me. 7mo
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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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@Jilly6183 I just got your second package. Thank you so much for everything. I love all of it! The bookmark is amazing! 😍 you have been so generous! Thank you for hosting #bbsredacted It‘s been so much fun swapping books with you ☺️

Jilly6183 Glad it made it! Enjoy! 8mo
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keys_on_fire
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Excited to start this one this evening!
#MountTBR #PopSugarChallenge

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clairehaye
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Fancied a short fantastical read and wasn't disappointed. Definitely give the rest of this series and the Twisted Disney tales as bit of adult twist on fairytales

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 10mo
imabusybee Love this series! 10mo
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MoniqueReads305
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After the Final from Hell or otherwise called Statistics. I hoped in a car in my way to a weekend of Disney. I will post all my #sss #stuffedstockingswap goodies when I get back.

Pinky swear

JoScho Have fun!!! 11mo
SassyBookworm Have a wonderful weekend at Disney!! 11mo
Reviewsbylola Have a great time! 11mo
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Birdsong28 Have fun!! I'm off to Disneyland Paris in Feb can't wait!!! 😀📚📖 11mo
MoniqueReads305 @Birdsong28 Disneyland Paris?!?! That's sounds wonderful. 11mo
monalyisha Hope you had fun at Disney! 🐭 11mo
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Echo
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Can‘t think of a better place to read about Ursula

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Echo
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This poor Unfortunate Soul is working today. 😬☢️🐙

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MolliesaurusRex
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Mehso-so

Poor Unfortunate Soul was a nice, quick read. I enjoyed it, but not as much as I thought I would. Maybe if I had realized sooner that it was the third in a series that was actually entwined with the previous books, I would‘ve enjoyed it more. Now I have the problem of too many choices in what I read next.... #shelfie #books #toomanychoices #whatdoireadnext #help

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MolliesaurusRex
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A four hour interview is totally deserving of relaxation with a book & Chinese food, right? #exhausted #wokeuptooearly #longmorning #anxietyonhighalert #interviewday #kindle #kindlereads #chinesefood #pajamasallday #snowday

DebbieGrillo Right! 12mo
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MolliesaurusRex
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Yo. Work was tough, today. The one bad thing about breaks is that routines get messed up for everyone😭 Winding down with this book while I chill with my sick girly.😷 #reading #kindlereads #kindle #relaxingwithabook #sickkid #comingbackfrombreaksisnofun

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MolliesaurusRex
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Thought it fitting that a book about Ursula be my next read since I decided to go without my Alice case & just have my Ariel vinyl skin protecting my Kindle.🧜🏻‍♀️🐙📖

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MaleficentBookDragon
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Ok, I caved. I'm really tired but I NEEDED to open one of my swaps. So I chose the #allhallowsreadswap package from the awesome @TheReadingMermaid
Thanks so much! I've been wanting the tagged book. I may have eaten some candy in 🛌 (now I'm probably too wired to go to sleep). Thanks so much and Happy Halloween! 🎃👻😈👹👺💀🤡🕷🦈🦇🕸🍎

LeahBergen Nice! ❤️❤️ 13mo
TheReadingMermaid So glad you like everything 🤗😘 Happy Halloween! 👻🎃👻 13mo
TheReadingMermaid BTW I made that bookmark special just for you 😘 13mo
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MaleficentBookDragon @TheReadingMermaid I love it! I'm a sucker for bookmarks. When I pick a new book to read I go to the drawer and decide which bookmark to use with it. 13mo
MaleficentBookDragon @TheReadingMermaid Also, how did you know that I'm the queen of spiders? They just gravitate to my house. I've decided to just go with it. 🕷🕸😄 13mo
TheReadingMermaid Lucky guess doll 😉 13mo
TheReadingMermaid Now you have your light up jewelry to prove it 😉😉😉 13mo
MaleficentBookDragon @TheReadingMermaid damn straight. I'll have to wear them to work tomorrow. 13mo
TheReadingMermaid Pics girl! Pics!!!! 😍😍😍 13mo
TheReadingMermaid Hey I sent you an email earlier today too 13mo
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tdrosebud
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Was I singing this as I read it? Yes, yes I was. 🎵 Poor Unfortunate Souls🎶 #favoritevillain #disney

tracey38 Love it! 13mo
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bels_books
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Mehso-so

This was not one of my favorites. It just rehashed things a bit. I really wanted to understand Ursula and be able to empathize. This didn‘t give enough of the history to make me really feel anything for her.

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jfalkens
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Mehso-so

It was ok

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jfalkens
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Up next

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Bookish.Lush

Almost a quarter through.... undecided. the words definitely capture the imagination and pull you in.

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jfalkens
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2BR02B I hope you love 1y
jfalkens @2BR02B thank you for the recommendation 🤗 1y
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Sophoclessweetheart
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{#currentlyreading 🖤🌻}

I‘m in the middle of a few books right now and I started one of the Disney Villians books this morning — Poor Unfortunate Souls: The Tale of the Sea Witch. I‘ve always been a fan of the little mermaid fairytale and the Disney retelling so I obviously had to try this one first. I‘m surprised actually how enjoyable it is and I may have to read them all after all. #bookaddict #booklover #bookblog

Sophoclessweetheart @TheBookKeepers I don‘t have that one but I‘m going to have to get it now x 1y
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BookishRedhead
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Another good back story.
It was nice to know what happened with Ursula and Triton.
If you didn't sing THAT bit you're lying.

Meeko93 1y
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DiruVamp
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I realllllly enjoyed this book. This is Ursula‘s side of the story of The Little Mermaid and it was a lot of fun. I liked how other Disney evil queens were mentioned and incorporated into the story. Great story!

PatriciaU I adore the villain‘s side of things! 1y
DiruVamp Thank you @Nerdgirl_Ms_Sorrells it was a from the Pop Swap from the awesome @99problemsbutabookaint1 😊👏🏻 1y
DiruVamp @PatriciaU ikr! They are always so misunderstood 😈 1y
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readingjedi
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3 of 3

My personal favourite.

SandyW I love to hate Ursula! 🐙 1y
DiruVamp Oh she‘s my favorite! 1y
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BookLover_25
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After reading this book, I was “WOW”. I have been playing “Poor Unfortunate Souls” while reading it XD. All in all, I do enjoy it especially there were parts that mentioned the “The Little Mermaid & Beauty and The Beast”. Also, some minor that based on Ursula‘s past. I recommend you guys reading it. I‘m looking forward to read the whole series from the author: Miss Serena Valentino.

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BookLover_25
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Finished my anime manga break, Now it‘s time to read this book. Any thoughts? (No spoilers! Please and Thank you)

Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 2y
BookaholicNatty I saw this collection of books in Barnes and Noble the other day and I must have them all! ❤️📚😍 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2y
RaimeyGallant Are you following @LitsyGetsGraphic yet! 2y
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ANovelLove
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I love Ursula! I'm looking forward to this origin story!

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TheQuietQuill
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Reading with my favorite book travel pillow! My nana made it for me a few years ago and I love it! It's so convenient, especially when traveling 🚗📖

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croberts51
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Mehso-so

3⭐️
I love Disney stories. With this version, I think I needed more depth. I wanted more history between Ursula and Triton. I wanted more details of what she was doing when Ariel was with Eric. I liked the book, but it left me wanting more.
I love the cover though. I wish the title was more visible!

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Meeko93
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Kiss the girl.
#smalltalk
@IamIamIam

IamIamIam Thanks, @Meeko93!!! 2y
MaleficentBookDragon 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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kellyannprz
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Panpan

Last review of the night! I had to take advantage of having signal, lol. I wanted so badly to like this book, but if the book is the story through Ursula's point-of-view, shouldn't the focus be her? I'm really disappointed with this one... iBook read.

Gissy I hope you have already electricity! 2y
kellyannprz @Gissy Yes, I do! I hope so do you! 2y
Gissy @kellyannprz Yes me too! 🤗 2y
kellyannprz @Gissy That makes me so glad! 2y
GA_Bookworm07 The one about belle and the beast I have and it sucked. Not what I expected 10mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Seriously, how could I not? .99 kindle book! #retelling #blameitonamazon

WarpedSweetness That's a good deal! 2y
mcipher She's my second favorite Disney villain (after Maleficent). ❤️ 2y
Karkar @mcipher me too! 😊🤓❤️ 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon @mcipher same for me (in case you can't tell from my handle 😁) 2y
mcipher @MaleficentBookDragon @Karkar We have such good taste! 👍😂 2y
Mommamanzi I love these. I have them all in little hardcover books. They are fun cute little reads. 2y
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brutalbookworm
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Light and easy read. Managed to finish it in 2 hours. I do love seeing into how the villains of these stories become so villainous. Full review to come on my blog brutalbookworm.blogspot.com

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brutalbookworm
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"Hate- true hate- wasn't just conjured; it was birthed. It had to come from within so it might become it's own entity and slither into the hearts of its enemies to choke them."

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Deni01
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Love ❤️ this book. The third book of this series and loved all three can't wait for the four one 😄. If you love the Disney movies and want to know more about the villains then this series is a must lol.

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LibrarianRyan
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My guy is an enabler. Went out for ice cream and he's says wanna go to the book store. Like I would say no to that.

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Naz786
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Another one from Serena Valentino telling us how and why Ursula became evil. I enjoy reading about villains and what made them choose the dark side.

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WanderingBookaneer
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gibblr That's been in my amazon cart forever (edited) 2y
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Books.Bottles.and.Babies
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I got my gorgeous @book_keeperx yesterday & I'm so excited to show it off! I love that it looks so lovely with my books, but also looks great with some of my husband's as well.

Born.A.Reader Probably either Beauty & the Beast or The Little Mermaid! ❤❤ 2y
mrsamandahood Are those books good? My daughter wants them but there's not many reviews on them! 2y
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Foreversweetserendipity
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A quick and interesting take on some of Ursula's back story as well as how all the magical kingdoms are intertwined. Simple and different. It could have been more in depth, but it was more of a lighthearted read without many layers. I definitely plan to read the next one.

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londonwayne
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I'm not quite finished with this book, but I'm close enough to the end that I'm comfortable saying that I've enjoyed it quite a bit, as I have with her other retellings with a twist of Disney stories.

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mrsmamfa
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How gorgeous is this without the dust jacket?! 🖤

Cinfhen Amazing ❤️ 3y
398.2 Love! 3y
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mrsmamfa
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I'm lost for words! This one is my favourite so far and there were so many hints with what book could be next! I love this series so much and hope it continues, I'm in such a book hangover I don't think I can wait for the next book.

398.2 I need to read this! 3y
mrsmamfa @398.2 It's so good! I can't emphasise that enough, I loved it! 3y
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mrsmamfa
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So many books and so little time! Let's finish this one before bed 😴📚 #disney #poorunfortunatesoul #poorunfortunatesouls #ursula #thelittlemermaid #seawitch #ursulayheseawitch #disneybooks #disneypress

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stephthefruitbat
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These came in the mail yesterday. 😊 (side note: they're cheaper on amazon than Barnes and Noble)

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mrsmamfa
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gibblr What is this beauty?!? Oh no I think I need to check these out now... 3y
mrsmamfa @gibblr I would definitely recommend it! There are 3 so far!! 😊 (edited) 3y
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Bookgoil
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A quick and fun read from Ursula's POV about why she hated Triton so much and wanted to destroy Ariel. Has characters and storylines from the previous two in this series melded into but could also be read on its own.

#ReadJanuary

mom2bugnbee My daughter really enjoyed the one about the Beast. Thanks for the rec on this one! 3y
Bookgoil @mom2bugnbee you're welcome! Hope she reads it soon! 3y
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