On top of all of the insecure whining that goes on, there was the ridiculous mythology that was carried over from book one, that fits absolutely nothing from the original mythology. While adaptation is not a bad thing, this one completely discards history in favor of a ridiculous romance. Complete and utter fail.
The odd sexual tension didn't help either. Story and Adam, Story and Nicholas (I actually had to skim a few reviews because I couldn't remember his name), Elliot and literally every single male in the book...
|Children Into Swans|
Part of my problem was that I had gone in expecting more fairy tales to be told, but instead I was given a few snippets of fairy tales and then some regurgitated research that had already been done. There wasn't even an original revelation on any of the stories in any of the pages I read. I could have just read the original research, and the original stories. This was a dud.
Stay tuned for the next post dealing with the "studs," my favorite books of the year!