The Seventh Bride
“Like any good fairy tale, Seventh Bride accesses a lizard-brain sense of justice, and of what makes a story symmetrical and satisfying. But in a way that’s specific to Vernon’s writing, it also makes old tropes feel new again, with a little ingenuity, a lot of personality, and a dogged determination to see that the biscuits get made, no matter how implausible and impossible the world becomes.” ~NPR Reviews
“There is nothing I love more than to be taken by surprise by a story that is so unexpectedly great like this one is. And surprise me it did, in many ways. This is a retelling of Bluebeard, yes. But not quite how you would expect it.“ ~Kirkus Reviews
Rhea is an ordinary miller’s daughter, engaged to be married under suspicious circumstances to a man not of her choosing. He has unknown powers and a manor house full of mysterious women.
Rhea has a hedgehog. It claims to be ordinary, but normal hedgehogs don’t act like that.
It’s probably not going to be enough.