I’ll admit, it’s been rather scarce lately. Many of the books I’d put on it ages ago have fallen to the wayside. I’ve read a bit and lost interest, I’ve had lots on my mind making it nearly impossible to focus or I’ve altogether forgotten because I didn’t write them down (bad me!)
Tonight, I had a giddy *squee* worthy moment when I read about a new series over at Literary Escapism (goodness, I love that blog- always some great cover reveals and some fantastic reading suggestions).
The Princess Novels Series by Jim C. Hines will be bumped to the top of my TBR pile. All because of this very perfect snippet:
There is an old story — you might have heard it — about a young mermaid, the daughter of a king, who saved the life of a human prince and fell in love.
So innocent was her love, so pure her devotion, that she would pay any price for the chance to be with her prince. She gave up her voice, her family, and the sea, and became human. But the prince had fallen in love with another woman.
The tales say the little mermaid sacrificed her own life so that her beloved prince could find happiness with his bride.
The tales lie.
OMG. Can I just say that The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie of all time? And to see the Mermaid tale revisited and retold is going to be AWESOME. Not only that- but it’s one of four tales involving retold fairytales (which readers of my blog will know is a weakness of mine!!!). He’s written The Stepsister Scheme and has two more books planned for the series titled Red Hoods Revenge and Secret of the Snow Queen. Ridiculously psyched. I love to see stuff like this being published. It warms my fairytale loving heart and makes me want to hurry up and write my retold fairytale. *itches to double productivity* With time, Isabelle. With time.