This was just not a fairy tale re-telling for me. I tried, but couldn't get past the cheesiness of it. And I normally love re-tellings, but they can be a hit or miss for me. This was a miss in that department unfortunately. Another try with another story some other time perhaps. I can't deny that it is unique though. And of course, just because I don't like a book, doesn't mean someone else won't. It could be perfect for another reader where it just wasn't for me.