Princess Sienna is the most beautiful, the most charming, the most beloved of King Trident's daughters in the enchanted underwater kingdom. Not much is denied her, and all of Merdom favors her. Then a few days after her fifteenth birthday, Sienna does the unthinkable. She makes a bargain with the sea witch to trade her tongue and tail for a pair of legs and a chance to live a human life. Stung by her betrayal, Merdom turns its back on her. Having grown up in Sienna's shadow at court, Ariel is used to being unnoticed. So when the sea witch specifically asks her to go after Sienna and convince her to return home, Ariel is under no illusions; she is expendable. Still, out of obligation to her king and kingdom, she goes, thinking to slip in and out unnoticed as always. The moment she sets foot on land, however, everything changes. Beautiful To Me is the third installment in the End of Ever After companion series that rewrites classic tales of happily ever after.
5 out of 5 (exceptional)
Beautiful to Me is the third book in the End of Ever After series, although they can be read in any order. For me, this was the saddest book so far, although once again, excellently written. You find out about the Little Mermaid, through the eyes of one of them. That's right, there were two, but you really need to read this for yourself to get any more information!
I loved how E.L. Tenenbaum was able to change this story into something more enriched with emotion, simpler and yet more complex. The descriptions of both land and sea are breathtaking, and will fill you with longing.
Excellently written, with a smooth and flowing pace, this book held my attention from beginning to the end. I went through every emotion as I read it, and yet I was still surprised at how the story unfolded. I loved/hated the ending, simply because I can't imagine going through what 'she' goes through.
Absolutely stunning, and highly recommended by me. I now want to return and read the other two again. Simply superb.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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