A good retelling, if a tad cliche. Nothing groundbreaking, but sweet and simple, just embellishing the original.
I would have liked to have spent more time on Meriel and her brothers and their relationship with one another as it would have added strength and emotion to her struggles. Also, more emphasis on the pain and difficulty of creating the nettle shirts. Her being able to converse mentally with so many people was a cop-out and too easy.
Also, Orianna's deal with the fey seemed off. Why would she deal with them? What exactly was she getting out of that deal if they were just going to take over everything? Hmm?
Love the cover! I have actually loved all of her covers:)