The Crimson Thread

The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin" - Suzanne Weyn, Mahlon F. Craft

Meh... It's hard to find a better word for this book. It's not horrible. I don't feel like it was a waste of time to read or anything. It wasn't phenomenal either. I didn't have very much emotion when reading this book, other than a couple times of frustration with the protagonist.

Bridget's father was the first thing I became really frustrated with. He would lie about so much so that they could get jobs. I really become irritated with people who are as pushy as he was and that he wouldn't listen to his seventeen year old daughter.

Bridget was at times frustrating as well. She was just too naive and gullible. She was also continuously untrustworthy of Ray when all he ever did was help her out. She just made a lot of dumb choices.

As for other things that slightly irritated me, everyone in this book was changing jobs constantly. I know this cannot possibly be accurate since back in that time everyone was struggling and would hold on to whatever job they could find. 

I did love Ray. He was amazing to Bridget. He plays a very mysterious hero. His character is the main reason I didn't just hate this book.

There isn't a whole lot in this book that sets itself apart in my mind. I see myself forgetting about a lot of it. The only thing I think gives it a little life is how the whole story works out to follow the fairy tale in a different way. I like retellings when they flow like this one did.