Rise of the Sea Witch
I love Ursula, or VANESSA as we know her in part of this story.
I loved this retelling and re imagining. I also love how Stacey added mentions and linked in the story with the song Ursula sings in the Little Mermaid. Mention of her helping mermaids who want to get skinny.. " this one longing to be thinner, that one wants to get the girl "
I love this book so much, this is a re read for me!
Princess Vanessa “Nessa”, daughter of Poseidon, would like nothing more than to ascend to the coveted throne of Atlantica. Yet, secrets buried deep within the sea have a pencha ...more
Ursula who is also known as Princess Vanessa has a brother called Triton, both from day one have been preparing to ascend the throne but only one of them can be victorious. Vanessa feels like an outcast as her father (King Poseidon) tends to spend more of his ...more
Unlike Cath in Heartless, this main character didnt frustrate me. Her progression to evil wasnt as jarring an ...more
Rise of the Sea Witch is told from Princess Vanessa’s point of view and it is an utterly amazing tale. From the start, I was drawn in to this watery world where Vanessa was ...more
The kingdom has been at war with huma ...more
I was so excited to be able to get a chance to read a copy of this book. Once I saw the cover and read the synopsis I knew I needed this book in my life. As always Stacey does not disappoint, I couldn’t wait to see her take on how Ursula became the Sea Witch.
The story is told in Vanessa (Ursula) POV. Vanessa and Triton are siblings. Poseidon is their father and sadly he really didn’t pay as much attention to Vanessa as he did Triton. Vanessa tried so hard to prove herself to him, she h...more
Princess Vanessa (who eventually morphs into the Ursula people either love or hate) has spent her whole life wanting to be named as father Poseidon ...more
Oh my geez, this was a great book, but is was so hard to read (in my opinion because of the life of Vanessa)! I ...more
crack, and whether love can truly heal all wounds.
Here’s what I loved:
Princess Vanessa is a victi ...more
With that being said, I may have set my expectations too high for this book just based on the fact it was about the Seat Witch. It's safe to say my expectations were not met because I was slightly disappointed with it. Don' ...more
*This review has spoilers*
I chose this as one of my books to read during a readathon (retellathon) and I did like "Rise of the Sea Witch". At the beginning of the book I was enjoying it so much I really thought that this was going to be a five star book for me but the more I read, I began to see the stars kind of falling away. The tone of the book was right, you really could hear Ursula's voice, her atitude as you read. The problem for me was that she really seemed to have no connec ...more
I honestly didn't think I'd love it as much as I do. I thought it was going to be a typical "boohoo my childhood was bad so now I'm angry and evil all the time."
nope. None of that. yes there is tragedy but we see how these things along with the influence of magic push her into madness and blurring the lines between good and bad, how being a sea witch empowered her in a sexist and patriarchal society that s ...more
True to Stacey Rourke fashion, our leading lady is full of snark and wit, and you will LOVE her! And your heart will break for her! Riddled with twists and cros ...more
Stacey never disappoints, this story. When you love the villain you KNOW the author did something right. What a heart wrenching tale. ...more
I absolutely loved all of the allusions to Disney's The Little Mermaid...especially Ursula's ode to the poor unfortunate souls...but just when I though this could be a 4-star story, the author writes a sentence which repeatedly refers to a character's armpits as pits; and suddenly, the star just slips away. ...more
The Rise of the Sea witch was in gaging. Riveting and amazing. The story of how Ursala became to be. Was breathtakingly detailed. I laughed I cried it left me wanting more. I didn't want to put it down but had to to sleep and have a life. Stacey blew it out of the Water. ...more
No there isn't anything wrong with this book necessarily. I am not interested. I feel like it is taking forever to read and I am wanting to use my time up wisely. I have many books to attend to and I really don't want to have to drag my feet to finish one.
A total "it's not you, it's me" moment. ...more
Stacey brought to life a whole world under the sea. I loved how she included factions, mermaids and mermen, and my favorite twist; Greek mythology. Vanessa's character goes through a slew of heartbreak, backstabbing and torture that explained not only how she turned into Ursel ...more