I wanted to read this because it was described as a magical story. While there is a bit of magic in it, it's a small amount. Magical realism I guess it's called. I prefer a bit more magic than what this book contained. I'm also beginning to realize that I prefer there be some sort of mythology or background to support the magic.
The book started out well. I really enjoyed it at first. But by the time the story was over, I was annoyed with all the coincidences and the way everything was so neatly wrapped up. I felt the story required more tension. But that's not the type of story this was.
By the time I was done with the book, I didn't like it anymore. A little too simple and the happily ever after arrived a bit too easily. Not my type of book.