I read this when it first came out and really enjoyed it, so thought I'd re-read in preparation for the sequel that just came out.
Hrm. Sadly, it's much less good than I remember it being. Still an awesome concept, but the execution is poor. There's so little about breaking the actual curse, and so much about I don't even know what. This book is over 300 pages long and I couldn't tell you why it takes up that much space.
It's still fun, just somewhat disappointing as I remember loving this five years ago.
Are you tired of the same fairy tales retelling s?
If the answer is YES, then this book is for YOU...that is, if you're an adult. Are you?
Because if not, go away, and come back later...really!!
So.... this has some pretty intense scenes...with some colorful language, lol, but then one also has some pretty laughable moments...
[spoiler]the main character, Ember, at the beginning of the story discovers why it isn't a good idea to put a coin in one's mouth...when engaged in certain activities...and i'm going to leave it at that lol[/spoiler]
How the story begins:
"I know you think you’ve heard this story before, but you’re wrong.
Some would have it that this story begins with a virtuous virgin, a young woman of honesty and integrity sucker punched by cruel fortune and forced to sleep among the cinders while her moral inferiors lived the life which was meant to be hers. Bullshit."
This is no fairy tale. (Ember)
Exactly! This is much more interesting than our usual fairy tale. Forget all, you think you knew about Cinderella, Prince Charming, and the evil stepmother...and prepare yourself to become addicted to this story.
I know i did!
There's so many things that i could say about this story...but then, where would be the fun in it?? :D
Go read it, and find out for yourself!
Oh, and i really would like to be able to buy this in paperback!!
Just a hint.... *.*