This is the second in Foley’s ‘Historical Fairytales Series’ which reinvents well-known fairy tales into new stories that happen at different points in history.
Even without knowing that, this is a wonderful story that is well capable of standing alone. The story is really beautifully told, drawing the reader into the story with ease.
The plot is engaging and interesting, with a good pace and enough suspense to keep the reader interested.
The characters are well-developed, experiencing complications that most young adults can relate to, especially in terms of peer pressure and family relationship issues.
The settings are really nicely characterized, yet this is achieved without laborious descriptions.