I was not familiar with the Grimm's Brothers fairy tale that this book was based upon. So I decided to read up on the Thieves before diving into this retelling so I would not miss any of the story or references from the original work. I was very glad that I did that so I did not go into this story without a base of where it was going. For the most part I did enjoy both of the books. I was quiet surprised by the length of this one but nevertheless I did enjoy the story still. It was enchanting and full of lore that i absolutely adored. If you are a fan of twisted tales then I think you would really enjoy this one. I always love stories that have darker elements and characters. Also the art work on this cover was absolutely perfection. It is totally stunning and really played into the different elements of the story as well. This was a great read and I'd love more from the author.