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The Scarecrow King: A Romantic Retelling of the King Thrushbeard Fairy Tale

The Scarecrow King: A Romantic Retelling of the King Thrushbeard Fairy Tale - Jill Myles Fairytale retellings :) I like them, particularly those belonging to the modern trend of “adult” fairytales. This one does not, as it can be surmised from the book's description, and it suited me just fine: I wanted a simple, quick, fluffy and sweet story for the evening and this looked like a perfect pick.

Mostly it was, this book is peaceful and appropriate for all ages but the story is predictable down to the last detail (I mean, fairytales should be predictable, but within limits); the protagonist is your typical feisty princess; there is not much going on; the novel would benefit from tighter editing and I'm positive it exceeds the recommended monthly levels of teenage dopamine.

I liked it anyway, narrative and writing style are ok and I finished it in the allotted evening. 2.5 stars.