I am so sad. This book gave me a sad. Why? Because it was disappointing. This was not what I was expecting from this book. This will probably be a short review as I don’t have a lot of good things to say. I won’t speak ill of anyone or outright be mean, I’m going to state my reasons and move on.
I won’t give a recap because I don’t remember enough to tell you what it was really about. I know it was supposed to be a bit of an Ursula backstory but I’m not entirely sure. We’ll just go with that.
Here is what really made this story a tremendous struggle: The first two-thirds of the book were as slow as molasses in the winter. I was bored to tears. When I get bored with a book, I zone out and don’t pay attention. That is never a good sign. I will never understand why authors wait until the last 100 or less pages to actually do something with their story. Because this book was slow as the day is long, I never connected with any part of this story. I didn’t connect or even remember anything about the characters. Great detail was put into large scenes that had nothing to do with anything. I didn’t need such in depth descriptions of dresses or meals, I wanted development of characters and movement of plot. Those were severely missing from this book.
I want to give the author credit for attempting an Ursula backstory but the execution missed the target by a country mile. This was nowhere close to an engaging or thrilling story. I forgot everything I read before I finished the book. Do I recommend this? Not in good faith, no. This was one of the biggest disappointments of 2018 for me.