The Mermaid's Madness by Jim C. Hines
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Mermaid's Madness, by Jim C. Hines
Synopsis: What would happen if a star writer went back to the darker themes of the original fairy tales for plots, and then crossed the Disney princesses with Charlie’s Angels? What he’d end up with is The Mermaid’s Madness —a whole new take on The Little Mermaid . And with Jim C. Hines, of Jig the Goblin fame, penning the tale, you can bet it won’t be “They lived happily ever after.”
In A Sentence: An interesting plot but the tone falls flat
So What's Up With This Story? So this was the sequel to The Stepsister Scheme, and it followed the same setup as the first book. The story plot was interesting and fun, giving old fairy tales a new twist. The princesses were smart, independent, and able to fight for themselves, and there was humor mixed in with the darker moments.
The above makes the story sound doesn't it? Well, unfortunately, the writing style fell a little short. The tone seemed a bit flat most of the time, making the story feel a little emotionless and dry. It's a shame really, since the story is so much fun, but I guess you can't have everything in life.
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