Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Mermaid's Pendant by LeAnn Neal Reilly

This is Leann Neal Reilly's first book, a modern retelling of The Little Mermaid.

I went into this really wanting to like it... but I just could not get through it. The beginning is very slow. Skimming ahead, the writing mostly seemed like heavy-handed edification: the message was more important than the story.

While I love the concept -- moving past the "happily ever after" of the fairy tale to the struggles of real life and love -- I couldn't bring myself to finish it.

I'd be interested in knowing what other people thought of it, outside of rave reviews. If any of you have finished it, please do comment!

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