I love a good fairy tale retelling, but they can be hard to find. I tend to read them over and over again to compensate. This one is going on my reread list right next to my collection of Robin McKinley retellings--which is to say I loved it. I stayed up far too late last night finishing it.
This is the same tale we all know, but there are just enough twists to it to make it original and interesting. The characters are lovely, from Bee all the way down to the house staff, and it's easy to imagine yourself sitting there with them, trying to figure out how to break that pesky curse.
I'll be picking up something else by this author for sure. Highly recommended.