Today, ‘Till the Last Petal Falls was reviewed by Renee Shelton of Succotash Book Reviews, and here is a highlight :
….The story has a running theme: accept responsibility for your actions and be honest with yourself. The best line in the book comes from an unexpected visitor during an especially dramatic point:
“Trauma does not create a monster. A man always has a choice.”
…This was an exciting read. I love retellings of old fairy tales, but this one had characters that were much more flawed and much more vulnerable. Their hurts were genuinely described, in sometimes gruesome detail. I especially enjoyed the author’s choice of not using the basic template of Beauty and the Beast: the beauty doesn’t just save the beast with her love, she must first accept herself before she can love. That is the most important lesson for any young person to learn from any tale, modern or fairy.
Thank you, Renee! To read the full review, click here, and maybe even pick up one or two more recommendations from her list!
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