Book Review: Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch (Villains #3) by Serena Valentino

Hello everyone! Is everyone almost prepared for Thanksgiving this Thursday??? I am so looking forward to it! Dallas Cowboys game, good food, and spending the day with family. Yay! So looking forward to it.

Guys! I must have jinxed myself because I really thought I was loving this series but… ugh! What happened! This book was just… woof. It was rough guys.

Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch

Title: Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch (Villains #3)

Author: Serena Valentino

Series Number: 3

Pages: 196

Format: ebook

Genre(s): YA Fairy-tale Re-tellings

Publication Date: July 26, 2016

The third novel in Serena Valentino’s (Fairest of All, Beast Within) “VILLAINS” trilogy, featuring the story of the Little Mermaid from the perspective of the sea witch Ursula.

  • Ursula’s background – I did enjoy hearing about Ursula’s background for a bit. It was interesting and honestly I didn’t expect the background story to be what it was.
  • Triton’s bad side – I loved the fact that Valentino gave Triton a little bit of a bad side. By the end of the story you are kind of left wondering if you really even like Triton at all! I always knew Triton wasn’t always the perfect king he was made out to be originally.
  • Pflanze I liked that the author included her cat in the series. I didn’t mind it and it just added a little bit to the story.
  • The writing – Guys, it just didn’t work for me in this one. It wasn’t horrible, like it definitely wasn’t one of the reason’s why I didn’t care for this book… but it just didn’t grip me so much like the last two books did.
  • Barely any Ursula! – This is what bothered me the most. There was barely any Ursula in this story. I think that I enjoyed about the last two books was that the wicked sisters were just behind everything that happened with the Queen and the Beast. In this book, we follow the wicked sisters and Tulip more than anything.
  • Nothing made sense – This book was just… I can’t even explain. I kind of can barley make any sense of what this book was actually about. There were so many switching of points of views and switching back and forth between different times and.. it just wasn’t consistent in the slightest.
  • No Circe – I love Circe, and I was happy we got to meet her in book 2. Book 2 hinted she would be in book 3 quite a bit, but she wasn’t!! Barely. She was in it for like… 2 pages? Yes, this book was about finding her, but I wanted to actually hear from her.
  • Extremely fast paced – Written way too quick. I preferred the pace in the last two books.
  • Barely any Ariel or Eric or Scuttle
  • And where the hell was SEBASTIAN – WHERE WAS MY FAVORITE CRAB???!


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