Poor Unfortunate Soul – the name by which Ursula the Sea Witch (of Disney fame) calls those in her garden whom she has coerced into signing away their souls – also refers to the title character in that she was the one who was wronged from birth. This book is the second in a series that gives the reader the backstory of the evildoer.
I found the story entertaining on some levels and boring on others. The story line follows the Disney story closely but gives us a look at how Ursula interacts with her fellow witches. Several well-known characters make an appearance or an mentioned. And the reader can almost hear the songs from the movie running through one’s head as he/she reads.
However, the story is much darker than its Disney counterpart. One can feel the evil brewing. I liked the story but it was easy to set aside when need be. Definitely not a page-turner. Would not recommend for younger readers but sixteen and older would be fine. Was going to give it three stars but I like Ursula from the movie (my second favorite villain only surpassed by Maleficent) so that earned the book it’s fourth star.
Rating: 4 stars