What an unexpected and unique take on the story of Rumpelstiltskin! A lot of the aspects of this book followed the clichés of the genre, but sometimes you just need to read a book like that, and it can even be comforting!
This book had me hooked from the first chapter; I knew right away that I was going to love Alessandra.
My first impression of this book was that it had a relaxed manner and that the characters were going to have a lot of depth. Not a whole lot happened in the first section of the book-aside from a bombing- but there were enough interesting details about the characters and their lives to entice me into continuing further.
I enjoy Seanan McGuire’s writing style very much- it’s probably one of my favorite things about her novels.
Things in this story felt a little strange straight from the beginning, but not enough that you could put your finger on exactly what was wrong. There was obviously something peculiar going on, but the author did a great job of hinting enough that things became questionable, without giving anything away too early.
This author is definitely talented at keeping up a constant tension and making the reader wonder what will happen next. After the events that occurred earlier in the series, I honestly didn’t feel like any character was safe, and was ready for anything to happen.
I decided to give this book a second shot, partially because I couldn’t really remember what I didn’t enjoy about it the first time around, and also because the second and third books in the series have very high ratings
This book was such a pleasant surprise! I didn’t go into this expecting to like it as much as it did. There was nothing that bothered me at all, and a few unique things that made the story that much more enjoyable.