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review 2018-11-14 15:52
REVIEW BY MERISSA - End of Ever After A Cinderella Retelling by E.L. Tenenbaum
End of Ever After: A Cinderella Retelling - E. L. Tenenbaum

End of Ever After is the first in a series of fairy tale re-tellings by E.L. Tenenbaum. After reading this one about CinderElla, I can only say that I WILL be reading the others. This was a fantastic re-telling of the original story, rather than the Disney version. I loved how it was played out, told as past and present tense intermingle, giving you hints of what is to come without knowing the full details.

I thought the names given to the characters were excellent, and I thoroughly enjoyed putting the descriptions of the characters and their new names to the ones I already know. Some of the characters hide their truths, others wear them as a shield. Either way, this book is full of characters to love or loathe. I will say from the start that Matteus was a favourite of mine, and I only hope for a HEA in his future! As for the ending here? Sheer perfection for the story. I couldn't envisage it any other way, and don't want to either.

With no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading, I found this book to be wonderfully paced, giving a rich story without too many or not enough embellishments. I loved this world, and can't wait to return to it. Absolutely recommended by me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Merissa
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review 2018-10-20 14:15
Cinderella and the Furry Slippers - Davi... Cinderella and the Furry Slippers - Davide Cali,Raphaelle Barbanegre

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This is a hilarious and awesome book. Great new spin on the Cinderella story.

I love fairy tale retellings. Honestly, I probably love them more than the original fairy tales, because of all of the weird sexist scenarios and not-so-great messages in the originals. Which makes me love this one even more.

First off, the play on the original "furry slippers" is great. I love the joke about glass slippers being a "funny idea" and instead having fur slippers as there is a common debate about whether the glass slippers were introduced due to a mistranslation or if Charles Perrault just wanted a more fanciful shoe than the fur ones. The author clearly knows the original source material and adds an admirable twist to the well-known version of the story. 

And the whole story was just funny. I love that she calls the fairy godmother from an ad and that the results were not what she expected. The dance competition was also great and her first meeting with the prince brought a smile to my face. 

Plus, it has a really great ending with a splendid message.

I also really enjoyed the crazy, quirky illustrations. Barbanegre created a wonderfully detailed environment with a mishmash of styles and colors. Loved it. 

A weird book that I loved. Great story, great illustrations, great read.

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review 2018-10-05 23:50
Dirty Rich Cinderella Story: Ever After (Dirty Rich Book 5) by Lisa Renee Jones
Dirty Rich Cinderella Story: Ever After - Lisa Renee Jones

 

 

They made it through the rain, but can they survive the storm that looms ahead. Lori and Cole are in for a dangerous homecoming and their worlds may never be the same. The dashingly, suave prince, becomes the warrior hero in this action packed sequel to Dirty Rich Cinderella. Ever After is quite the adventure and Cole is determined to hold on to what's his. Jones amps up the suspense for a heart-stopping ride.She keeps it hot, even as she makes the blood run cold. This is not a stand alone, Dirty Rich Cinderella MUST be read to get the full impact of Lori and Cole.

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text 2018-08-22 16:55
Reading progress update: I've read 49%.
 All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother - Danielle Teller

Wow, this book is actually hardcore surprising me with its complexity. I guess I just expected your standard "retelling" with a few things changed and really the overall story mostly intact. Teller has me stunned though, because this book has me feeling things I honestly wasn't ready for.

 

Who knew I'd actually want to hug the "wicked stepmother" and the "ugly stepsisters"? If this ends strong, I think this might be my favorite book so far this year.

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review 2018-08-19 21:59
Cute Book
Cinderella and the Geek (British Bad Boys) - Christina Phillips

Alice finally has enough saved up to go to college. Her problem is that she’s crazy about one of her bosses, Harry. Harry is a total geek and oblivious to Alice’s feelings towards him. However, the thought of not having her in the office every day has him in a panic.

This was a cute and fairly straight-forward story. The title was especially fitting. I’m not sure why it’s in a bad-boy series since Harry isn’t what one would call a bad boy. I’d enjoy reading more from this author.

**I voluntarily read and reviewed this book

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