About The Book
It’s been five years since the infamous sea witch defeated the little mermaid… and took King Triton’s life in the process. Ariel is now the voiceless queen of Atlantica, while Ursula runs Prince Eric’s kingdom on land. But when Ariel discovers that her father might still be alive, she finds herself returning to a world–and a prince–she never imagined she would see again.
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This Twisted Tales book takes the story of ‘The Little Mermaid’ and flips it upside down. We find out that Ariel didn’t defeat Ursula, and is now living under the sea as a mermaid once again, and the ruler of Atlantica. And, she still has no voice.
Ursula, still pretending to be Vanessa, has married Eric and is using Ariel’s voice. Also, she has King Trident as her prisoner. Although, she has no magic on land she has managed to make everyone forget about Ariel and her being an evil sea witch.
I didn’t really care for this story one bit. The characters didn’t match their original personalities, except maybe Ursula. True, it is mentioned many times that as queen, Ariel has had to grow up, and has changed a lot. And, admittedly, Eric didn’t really have much of a personality in the Disney film.
“There is always magic. Even if you can’t see it.”
Yet, the story just fell flat for me. Everything happened super fast from them realizing Trident was still alive to Ariel getting her voice back. Also, Erica was supposedly so “in love” with Vanessa that he married her but still didn’t really like her. And, he never truly forgot Ariel.
I really struggled to get through this book, but I thought to myself that if I pushed through reading ‘Unbirthday’ (another Twisted Tale book) I can make it through this one. Not so sure if that’s a good reason to finish a book, but it worked for me.
Overall, the writing was good, and I do like seeing these classic Disney stores retold. But, I still wouldn’t recommend this book to other Twisted Tales fans.
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Until The Next Chapter,