We have made it another week and are about to enter another weekend! You all know how much I love retellings, so I decided to do a review on one of my favorite retellings yet! Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguie, is a beautiful retelling of The Little Mermaid!
The book description came from the Goodreads website:
“ONCE UPON A TIME”
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.”
Debbie knows her way around a retelling of classic tales, and this one is no different. She holds true to the tale of The Little Mermaid, but puts a new spin on this class tale. I loved the way Debbie took this classic tale and made it all her own. It introduces a new generation to this amazing classic with a unique twist. If you love The Little Mermaid and twists on classic tales, then this book is for you!
Go on a new adventure with a mermaid who just wants to live her life!