Title: sea witch
Author: Sarah Henning
Narrator: Billie Fulford-Brown
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publisher Audiobook: HarperCollins
Page count: 368 (8h and 25min)
Release day: July 31st 2018
Rating: 4.5 stars
What is it about? (summary from GoodReads)
Everyone knows what happens in the end. A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss. But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends. One feared, one royal, and one already dead.
Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch.
A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.
But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain.
What I thought:
This story is a retelling of the little mermaid, but in this book we read the story how Ursula came to be! I don’t think I’ve seen this happening before.
The only reason why I took half a star is because the first half hour was so confusing, that I decided to relisten at a slower speed (1.25 instead of 1.5). But after that I could not stop listening!
There were still some parts that were a bit confusing, especially the relations between characters. But besides that it was such an interesting story, and had such a intriguing twist on the original story.
I loved how you could slowly see all the plot points coming together. And still the ending was really unexpected for me haha, did not see it coming at all. Maybe looking back at it now, I maybe could have seen it.
But actually it was just really good, and I do not have many more to say haha
Especially if you enjoy The little mermaid retellings with an interesting twist.
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