I received this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.
Because I won this book in a contest, I feel I should say in this review that I only made it a third of the way through before I couldn't take anymore. In fact, if I hadn't been stranded at work on a slow night shift with no other reading materials I probably wouldn't have kept reading past the prologue, free copy or not. It wasn't that the story wasn't interesting- because I was mildly entertained, but the writing style was just unbearable.
I don't think it would be fair to comment any more on the plot, themes, or characters, since I didn't get to the story's conclusion, but I will say this about the writing- this book is written like a children's book. The sentences are structured simply with little deviation or creativity. There are whole paragraphs that read roughly like- They danced. It was magical. Elisabeth is beautiful. Subject verb modifier. Blah blah blah. There was nothing about it that compelled me to keep reading so I didn't. Maybe one day I will try again.