Title: The storyteller’s daughter.
Author: Victoria McCombs.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks to the publisher, all opinions are my own!)
Publisher: Parliament House Press.
Page count: 247.
Release day: July 14th 2020.
Genre: YA, fantasy.
Rating: 3 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
His shadowed face lit by flames,
Rumpelstiltskin is my name…
For as long as anyone can remember, every child in Westfallen has been born with a Gift, and these Gifts defined them.
Then Cosette is born, Giftless.
An attempt to hide her misfortune brings her before the King, who entraps her to use her Gift as a pawn in his war.
Caught in a lie, Cosette desperately searches for a power strong enough to free her. Intrigued by whispers of an old king and a dark curse, she calls upon Rumpelstiltskin and finds him trapped in a magic deeper than she bargained for. Now, Cosette must fight to reclaim her freedom from the King and break Rumpel’s curse. When time runs out, she’ll lose more than her heart. She’ll lose her life.
Average: 6.57 (which means 3 stars!)
I mainly wanted to read this book since it is a Rumpelstiltskin retelling, I haven’t read many of those, but I always enjoy them! And this is definitely a good one 🙂
This is a fantasy book, but romance is quite a heavy topic in this one! (but not the main one)
I wasn’t the biggest fan of our main character, Cosette, there was just not so much depth to her. But I did really like Rumpel as a character!
Conrad was also an interesting character, and I would have liked it if we would have learned a bit more about him!
The writing was so good, I think that was the main reason why I could not put the book down. It was just so easy to fly through the book!
The plot was also interesting, and I did really want to figure out what was going on with this curse and the backstory of Rumpel!
I definitely recommend this one if you´re looking for a Rumpelstiltskin retelling, that is mainly romance based!