Saturday, October 20, 2012

Midnight Pearls

Midnight Pearls: A Retelling of "The Little Mermaid"  (Once Upon a Time)Goodreads Synopsis:    "ONCE UPON A TIME"

In a quiet fishing village seventeen years ago, one lone fisherman rescued a child from the sea. He and his wife raised the girl, Pearl, as their own daughter, never allowing themselves to wonder long about where she came from -- or notice her silver hair, usually pale skin, and wide, dark blue eyes.
Pearl grows from a mysterious child into an unusual young woman, not always welcomed in the village. As all the other girls her age find husbands, she has only one friend to ease her loneliness. One very special, secret companion: Prince James.
But their friendship is shaken when trouble erupts in the kingdom -- a conspiracy against the royal family combines with an evil enchantment from beneath the sea. Now, just when Pearl and James need each other most, bewitching magic and hints about Pearl's past threaten to tear them apart...forever.
My Thoughts:
-    There a few things that were under developed.  This book had a lot of potential, and I think if it had been longer and had more content, it would have been really great.
-    I enjoyed most of the characters.  Pearl lived a simple life, and I think a lot of girls could relate to her.  I feel like James's character could have been better.  He was kinda fickle and I couldn't figure him out.
-    I really liked that it was the classic Little Mermaid story, but with a few twists in it.  It also has a happy ending.  No one ends up as seas foam!
-    I wish there had been more about Pearl's past, and more of a foundation for her relationship with Kale.
-    Overall, this was a cute and fun read, but I just wanted more info.  

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