Tuesday, September 08, 2015

REVIEW: Kitsune by Nicolette Andrews

Book One in the Tales of Akatsuki series. 

Book Blurb: Rin is a Kitsune, or at least she was until a witch’s spell turned her human. To regain her powers, Rin must make the lord’s son fall in love with her before the next full moon. She thought it would be easy, her kind have been seducing humans for centuries. But Hikaru is different. He’s handsome, intelligent, and kind –the opposite of everything she’s assumed about humans. The plan is to seduce him and get back her powers, there’s no room for love. 

Hikaru never believed in the Yokai. In fact, he thought it foolish to believe in monsters. A lifetime of skepticism has guarded him from truths too painful to accept. And Rin’s mysterious arrival in his life challenges all his long held beliefs. She has bewitched him. Though he is drawn to her, he has to keep his distance. His father’s treaty depends on his marriage to another and even an innocence dalliance could ruin everything.

While they try to deny their attraction, they are drawn together as if by fate’s design. Falling in love is dangerous. Not only are they from different worlds, but their time together can only end in heartache. To break the spell Rin must betray Hikaru or be turned into a fox. But if they’re willing to risk it all, they may find a love to last lifetimes.

My Review: This book is supposed to be a retelling of the Little Mermaid. And yes a lot of the storyline keeps faithful to the original tale of the Little Mermaid. But I love how the author turned the book into it's own story. We get to see a lot of betrayal in this tale along with some romance. The witch/priestess in this book is basically controlling every aspect of the little situation that is going on in the story. And I don't like that. I don't remember the sea witch being that controlling in the original. I really want to see what's going to happen with her since she disappeared at the end of this book. I know she's going to back for more trouble.

We also get to read the story from a lot of different perspectives. You can be reading from one of the main characters eyes and then it just switches to a different character. I don't mind reading a story from different perspectives but I wish she could have just confined it to like three or four not like six or seven. It made it sort of hard to keep up with during some of it.

However I did enjoy the tale and I look forward to book two.

Rating: ★★★★☆


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