First of all, this illustration is gorgeous! I was drawn to it before I even read the synopsis. After reading this novel, I'm still drawn to the cover of this book.
Where do I start? How do I begin? This story is unique and original. I want to say it's some form of a fairy tale retelling. In a way it is, but in a way it isn't. I haven't read any review on this novel yet. I have a feeling there will be a lot of mixed reviews on this. But you know, that's okay. Why? Because it will be one of the most talked books of this year. Mark my words.
What I mean by unique, this book is divided into two different stories which will throw you off. It did throw me off at first, but I kept on because it was interesting. The accounts held my interest. It is a very dark fantasy novel if you're into that type of thing.
This is not for light or fast reading. Just take your time and enjoy it. There is some area where it's lyrical and magical reading and some area where the writing just weird (but the one I read is an advanced reader's copy, and it's not final, so hopefully it will improve.)
As I said, it was one of a kind and kept my interest, but it's not something I would reread in the future.
I'll give it a 3 and 3/4 stars.
Interesting, I just found out it's for YA and kids.
I received this unique ARC from Random House Children's /Delacorte Press through Net Galley. Thank you!