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Gretel by Niamh Murphy
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really liked it

I wanted a short read and with 76 pages, Gretel is exactly that. Throw in how this is a retelling of Hans and Gretel but with a lesbian aspect and a bit of smut, and I was sold. Definitely a good option if you want about an hour / an hour and a half of reading pleasure.

Of course, the characters aren't fleshed out properly but that's hardly something you can expect with a short novel like this. It didn't even bother me either since their characteristics were made very clear from the start and that helped.

The built-up towards the romantic / sexual scene was done very nicely. Gretel might be described as fast-paced, but I still felt like it wasn't over-the-top fast. A pleasure to read, really!

I was different... I had the misfortune of falling in love with the wrong person.. I was loved back, but sometimes love isn't enough. You need courage as well.

4.5 / 5
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Reading Progress

November 23, 2018 – Shelved
November 23, 2018 – Shelved as: owned-etbr
November 27, 2018 – Started Reading
November 27, 2018 –
November 27, 2018 – Finished Reading

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