Hmm, well i liked this book ok. It cleverly weaves history and a fairy tale retelling. The problem i had was that it seemed a little emotionless. Like when someone dies...which happens a lot...she just states it matter of factly then moves on. Or when she aborts a young girls bady (although she says "miscarries") she has like zero feelings or morals.. Hmm. The ending is interesting though...but i read somewhere that this book is considered horror...so be forwarned.