My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was decidedly different from anything I had ever read. The story expertly shifts between the present day family scene where a fairy tale has been told and relates it to an actual story that occurred in the family life. I will be honest–I loved the family telling the fairy tales best of all. I was intrigued by the other story, but the family captured my attention. I was greatly intrigued by the way in which the author related an almost soap-opera like story to simple children’s fairy tales.
For me, I sometimes found the story a little confusing and not as believable (I speak of the family story, not the fairy tale), and towards the end, it seemed to stop abruptly. Again, if the author were to take this story and elaborate just a bit more, I think I might move my rating up to a five. But the author certainly gets kudos for attempting and accomplishing such an unusual style of writing.
While there are no intimate scenes, there is some profanity. I am not marking the book down for that, but I always wish to warn potential readers in case this is a barrier to their reading the book. Honestly, I was not overly bothered since the profanity was only about moderate or less.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.