You know I love a good fairy tale retelling, especially if it has dark Grimms vibes. This story reimagines Hansel and Gretel if they had actually been the evil ones. The story is told from the viewpoint of their new stepmother, a woman married off to the woodsman with no background on him and his two children. When she arrives, she realizes that the family has quite a few secrets and she ends up being terrorized by the twins, abandoned by her husband and despised by the townsfolk. And that’s just the beginning!
Bettina is young and naive but I admired her cunning and resilience. I wish we had a little more of the thoughts behind the twins actions but we did get their backstory. This one has quite a bit of violence so it’s definitely not for the faint hearted. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Thanks to MTMC Tours and the author for the gifted copy. All opinions above are my own.
This is the second book of a series of retellings and I’m definitely going to go back to read the first one. Do you ever pick up a book mid-series?