Thursday, September 27, 2012

Review of Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguie

Synopsis: "In a quiet fishing village seventeen years ago, one lone fisherman rescued a child from the sea. He and his wife raised the girl, Pearl, as their own daughter, never allowing themselves to wonder long about where she came from -- or notice her silver hair, usually pale skin, and wide, dark blue eyes.

Pearl grows from a mysterious child into an unusual young woman, not always welcomed in the village. As all the other girls her age find husbands, she has only one friend to ease her loneliness. One very special, secret companion: Prince James.

But their friendship is shaken when trouble erupts in the kingdom -- a conspiracy against the royal family combines with an evil enchantment from beneath the sea. Now, just when Pearl and James need each other most, bewitching magic and hints about Pearl's past threaten to tear them apart...forever."

My Review: I am really loving all these retelling of classic fairy tales in the 'Once Upon A Time' books. I find it so interesting how different the point of view is from the Little Mermaid that we all know and love. I really enjoyed the characters and the really different ending from the classic tale. Pearl seems so timid and almost fearful but it was a pleasure to watch her blossom with James' friendship and the arrival of Kale and Faye. I almost wanted more in the story, I wanted to learn more about the blacksmith, and Kale and even the Sea Witch. I want to know what happens next, but at the same time I am thrilled with the ending.

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