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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Book Review: Five Glass Slippers

Summary: One Beloved Story - Five Exciting Writers - A Collection to Cherish!
 What happens when Cinderella is so painfully shy that she cannot bear the idea of attending the royal ball? Or when the slipper fits . . . but on the wrong girl? What happens when Cinderella is determined to oust an imposter prince from her rightful throne? Or when she is a cendrillon miner working from a space station orbiting a cthonian planet? What happens when Cinderella, a humble housemaid, is sent with a message for a prisoner trapped in a frightening fairy circus? Here is Cinderella as you have never met her before, wearing glass slippers and off on unforgettable adventures!

Thoughts: doesn't get any more different than this! If you thought you had seen every single possible retelling of this age old and therefore worn out tale...think again! These authors managed to actually create new and exciting tales that, while somehow magically holding true to their base, create absolutely new and previously un-thought of stories!
  The first is a calm little tale full of romance and an interesting twist even had us (the most unromantic girls!) enjoying the conclusion!
  The second is full of snappy humor and wit that you don't often see now a days but that its wonderful to read. I found myself snickering quite often.
  The third has a very determined girl who already knows what many would have thought to be a big reveal, leaving you doubting her claims until a surprising and chaotic conclusion!
 The fourth is my personal favorite! The world building that was managed in such a short space blew me away, not to mention a fairly large cast of tightly knit characters and little focus on actual romance. Plus, I loved the sci-fi setting!
  The last has the best opening, eerie and full of spooks, enough to give me chills when I started reading it alone. I admit the ending was a little predictable but I really enjoyed the mystically enchanting way it started out (mysterious circuses and fairs have always been fascinating to me!).
Overall a great and interesting read for those who thought Cinderella was too worn out to be retold and those fans of the classic story who can never get enough!

Content: Aside from the occasional spook and a teensy bit of violence (mostly in the last story) there's little to mention. Being a romantically based story, there's plenty of kissing and a bit of a scandal mentioned in past context, handled tactfully, but involving an illegitimate child. This is only a small part and briefly dwelt upon, leaving the series almost entirely clean!

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