I have always liked Kate Forsyth's books, and the idea of her having reworked this story many times before appealed to me. However, I had - and still do - mixed feelings about Dancing on Knives. While it sprinkles hints of The Little Mermaid throughout in a subtle and masterful way, I found the story itself to be not as interesting. While The Wild Girl deals with very dark themes, I felt that Dancing on Knives was just...depressing. It dragged at times, and not much happened. However, I liked the ending, which was a blend of positivity and negativity - a nice, real close. Sara's change over the course of the novel was both interesting and liberating and made the ending all the more enjoyable. On the whole, I would recommend Dancing on Knives, as it is another addition to Kate Forsyth's admirable works, and deserves to be read, despite whatever qualms I had about it.