It’s been a little while since I read a book in only a day, but I did devour this one super quickly. I started it September 1st, but without much time to read, I only made it a few chapters in, here and there, until today, when I consumed this book! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I just could not put it down! It was just the right amount of creepy and mysterious and suspenseful. I loved the gloomy but opulent atmosphere, the touches of the fantastic, the gods and tricksters, the sisterly bonds yet mounting tension from stress and grief, and the way I was constantly guessing and being surprised. It was dark and shocking, but with hope and light too. Basically, it was exactly what I was hoping for and more, and definitely a 5-star read. I’m glad this highly anticipated book was not a disappointment for me. 😍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m not super familiar with The Twelve Dancing Princesses fairytale to know much about how this retelling compares to the original. I’m curious to read the Grimm version and compare them now.
If this sounds like a book you would love, definitely check it out!