- Kitsune: A Little Mermaid Retelling
- Nicolette Andrews
- December 16, 2021
- Joanna Roddy
- Tales of Akatsuki #1
Much like the other books in this series, it featured a lot of Japanese words and cultural references that I have no prior knowledge of what they mean. While on the topic of my confusion, I’m all for women with tails, and then some. But I have no idea what the hell anything in this story has to do with mermaids. I have no familiarity with the original story, which means I can’t rate this as a retelling.
As a standalone romance, it was great. It’s been a minute since I listened to the other 2 stories, but I know at least 1 character “the Dragon” makes an appearance in this book, as well as the others. I enjoy the world-building and interconnectedness of the stories, despite being able to listen to them alone. The romance moves at a reasonable pace for a romance novel and the characters grow as people along the way. The side plots are equally as compelling and interesting, so there’s never a dull moment.
The narrator did a fine job of bringing the characters to life, as well as adding personality to them. It was never an issue to tell who was speaking and the audio lacked any issues.
NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.