Midnight Pearls: A Retelling of The Little Mermaid (Once Upon a Time #4)
"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 unu...more
I had high hopes for this one, thinking that perhaps the author would return to the original roots of the Little Mermaid fairy tale. But she didn't, and what she did give readers was clunky and awkward. Instead of showing, she'd tell - a couple paragraph infodump inf ...more
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 lonelines ...more
Many years later Pearl is all grown up. She still has long, ungainly legs pale translucent skin, silvery hair and won't eat fish. She stares and stares at the sea but never goes in because she has nightmares about a pair of dark eyes watching her i ...more
Pearl is the main character of the story. She is found in the ocean at the age of four during a storm by the fisherman Finneas. Finneas took her from the ocean and brought her home to his ...more
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 lonel ...more
I really liked the book, until the last 3 chapters.
In the end everyone decides to marry a stranger they had met within a week and, in Pearl's case, had haunting nightmares about her whole life???
James quickly turns out to be shallow and a blind idiot and unapologetic to his best, truest friend.
Faye appears to be no more than a complete foolish irrational teen head over heels for someone because of his looks. Her only saving quality was that she re ...more
Growing up, The Little Mermaid, was my all time favorite fairytale. I love the ocean as much as I love living in the mountains so mermaids were appealing because in some stories, they could truly have the best of both worlds. Lately, I have found a few different mermaid based stories to indulge my little childhood fantasies and this is one of them.
Unfortunately, the story falls excessively short of the magical appeal in the original version of Th ...more
I have been painfully waiting to get Midnight Pearls for a week and received it a couple of days ago. This review will be spread into three parts: the good, the bad, and the summarization of my review. (Note: this review contains basically all the spoilers, so if you don’t want to know the end of the book, consider yourself warned) This is the beginning of the story, Pearl was found over 10 years ago by a fisherman. Her appearance is very strange. Her hair is silvery, her legs ar ...more
The writing style, however, seemed dry and forced, as if attempting to take on the cadence of old tales instead of opting for a new voice. It left me wanting more substance where there was none to be had.
That said, I really liked the point where the ...more
And secondly, this book seemed to have nothing to do with real love. Pearl and the prince seemed just right for each other, and all of a sudden he sees a pretty mermaid and falls head over heels in love with her, even though he didn't even hear her speak once. He takes one look at her and d ...more
But it, for lack of a better word, sucked.
I do love the little mermaid, it's a great tale, even if I haven;t read the orginal, I've seen some pretty good interpriations.
AND NO, I'm not talking about The Disney one, even thiugh I did live that, I'm talking about this kinda anime version, not sure what year exactlty, but it was good.
Anyway, THIS however was not like the others.
It did have potential, mind you. But it didn't meet up to those standards.
And may I just s ...more
It's not terribly depressing or anything, however the conflicts that arise are quite intense. It grips you tightly, your breath held as you turn the pages despairing the next situation and what will happen.
I would definitely recommend Midnight Pearls, especially to those who like anything fantasy or fairytale. I would read it again as knowing the ending does not stop the high state of anxiety i get myself into during the course of the book a ...more
***** SPOILER ALERT *******
I understand that this is not the Disney-ized version of The Little Mermaid but the way it changed direction in the middle was very upsetting to me. Even though there is a happy ending, it wasn't anything near what I was expecting or wanted for the characters. Everyone just seemed too quick to accept the twist midstory for my taste.
The beginning was good. T ...more
Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguie is an intriguing and fascinating book, for where you are trying to constantly keep up with the relationship status of James and Pearl. Continuing their friendship story these two best friends are about to have the biggest change of their life. The very witty sea witch cleverly devised plans to ruin the royal mer-people families lives and succession. Although a seeming sneaky Sea witch soon entangle James and Pearl in her schemes. With help of James, courage , and ...more
This book was cute, I'll give it that, and if you're a hardcore fan of Andersen's "The Little Mermaid", you'll definitely want to give this one a try.
Unfortunately, this book suffers from a problem pretty much ALL of the books in this series suffer from (ironic, considering they're by different authors for the most part), they usually have really pretty covers (the newest editions, anyway) and great premises, but somehow fall short leaving you feeling hollow.
The best I can describe it is to lik ...more
This one has been sitting on my shelves for years, and finally decided to open it up today. It was a really quick read, and it was a really interesting retelling of The Little Mermaid. Although it's very unbelievable (in all the instalove and quick resolutions to problems), I still think it had some good qualities.
Perhaps the best was the lack of jealousy, resentment, and hatred between the two female leads when Faye and James fall in love. She coul ...more
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