Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Walking on knives by Maya Chhabra book thoughts

Title: Walking on Knives
Series: No
Author: Maya Chhabra
Published Date: July 26th, 2017
Publisher: Less than three press
Source: Netgalley/E-ARC
# of Pages: No idea, apparently 32 pages
Format: Ebook
Genre: Fantasy/Queer
Days to Read: 1
Rating: 2
Would I recommend it?: No
Would I read more books by this Author?: Doubtful
My Social Media: Goodreads/Instagram/Twitter

Goodreads Synopsis

The little mermaid has no idea that as she makes her way on land, she's being watched over by the sister of the very witch with whom she made her bargain. She has no idea that the witch's sister is falling in love with her.

When the prince decides to marry another woman, the little mermaid's secret helper offers her a chance to live. But the price may be too high…

Walking on Knives contains some explicit content and a scene with dubious sexual consent.

My Thoughts

This is a little mermaid retelling with an F/F romance, but honestly it's one of the strangest romance dynamics i've ever read. I was confused through-out the book, with everything going very fast and not being developed as well as the constant changing of POV with no indication as to who it was. Also no one was named beyond "the little mermaid" and "the sea witch", and i'm not really sure why. It starts off with a rape (not between the F/F romance). Yes the little mermaid gets raped. The sex scene...no one wanted (between the prince and the little mermaid). One of them cries and it was just very uncomfortable to read. The story could be considered to have a happy ending even though a couple characters lives and morale are ruined in order to give the little mermaid what she wants, and the F/F couple....can't touch each other. I just found it over all..odd, confusing, uncomfortable and I couldn't connect with any of the characters with them not being named and how fast it was going.

Really sorry this wasn't for me.

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