For fans of Twisted Tales and Villains is a brand new YA series that retells the classic Disney stories you thought you knew from the Disney Princes' perspectives. Before Prince Eric's mother, the Queen of Vellona, went missing two years ago, she reminded him about the details of the deadly curse that has plagued his entire life. The curse? If he were to kiss someone other than his true love, he would die. With a neighboring kingdom looking for any excuse to invade their shores, and rumors of ghost pirates lurking the seas, Eric is desperate for any information that may help him break his enchantment and bring stability to Vellona. The answers he has been searching for come to him in the form of a letter left from his mother that reveals Eric must find his true love, the one with a voice pure of heart, or kill the sea witch responsible for cursing him in the first place. Now Eric is on a quest to find the Isle of Serein, the witch's legendary home. But after he is rescued by a mysterious young woman with a mesmerizing singing voice, Eric's heart becomes torn. Does he enter a battle he is almost certain he cannot win or chase a love that might not even exist? And when a shipwrecked young woman with flaming red hair and a smile that could calm the seven seas enters his life, Eric may discover that true love isn't something that can be decided by magic.
This really gave me a new perspective on the world and characters from The Little Mermaid. New characters that really added to the story and that I now want to read as a side story some day! There was so much inclusivity and diversity for major characters as well! I really loved that Eric was given a backstory, it truly fixed any plot holes that the movie had. Whenever scenes form the movie came up I couldn’t help but gush over them! The only thing that made this a 4 stars for me was that some of the scenes felt rushed at times but I understand that we needed to keep a move on for bigger plots. Overall I really enjoyed this! I read it in one day 💗