The Stepsister Scheme (PRINCESS NOVELS)
What would happen if an author went back to the darker themes of the original fairy tales for his plots, and then crossed the Disney princesses with Charlie?s Angels? What?s delivered is The Stepsister Scheme?a whole new take on what happened to Cinderella and her prince after the wedding. And... show more
What would happen if an author went back to the darker themes of the original fairy tales for his plots, and then crossed the Disney princesses with Charlie?s Angels? What?s delivered is The Stepsister Scheme?a whole new take on what happened to Cinderella and her prince after the wedding. And with Jim C. Hines penning the tale readers can bet it won?t be ?and they lived happily ever after.?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2009-01-06
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
I am really not sure why I did not read anything by Jim Hines till very recently. I heard that he is good and I really should have believed that earlier than I did. This is the first book of the four book series (completed at this point). I love fairy tales retellings and would have tried it even ...
Very enjoyable girl power take on classic characters. This isn't a retelling, but the continuing adventures of Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty as they become powerful warriors and witches after their own stories end. I'm not sure if I would classify it as YA, though I see it on a lot o...
Danielle (known to balladeers as Cinderella) is just settling into her role as a princess when her husband is kidnapped. She, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty go on a quest to get him back.Much of the fairy tale stuff felt a bit too familiar (Cinderella unsure of herself as a princess instead of a s...
What happens when Cinderella marries? The afterwards is never mentioned. What if her sisters decided to take revenge? Sleeping Beauty and Snow White join forces when Cinderella's husband is kidnapped. It's a fun read, nothing to rock the world too hard but fun all the same.
Such a fun book! It's been a while since I've read fantasy, so it was nice to dip my toes back in.The characters are lovely twists on Grimm-style fairy tales - for example, Danielle (Cinderella)'s step-sisters had parts of their feet cut off to try and fit into the glass slipper as it is in the fair...
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