Here you have it! My first novel by Eloisa James and I reaaaaaaally liked it. It's supposed to be a re-telling of Cinderella but it's MUCH better! It's quirky and lovely and it does make you genuinely happy by the end of it. Regarding her writing style, James is a brilliant storyteller. The book is ...
Guilty pleasure/brain candy kind of a read.Or research for fairy tale retellings, perhaps?This was a quick, sort of fun read, but it was ultimately disappointing. Some of the set up at the beginning felt really forced and false (a certain amount of info had to get dumped on the reader, and the way ...
Beautiful book!This retelling of Cinderela is so good because it has all of the basic points of the fairytale (the orhan girl,the evil stepmother, the prince, the good godmother) without all the preternatural stuff (the fairy godmother,magic pumpkin, "perfect guy") that make Cinderella a good childr...
It took a while for this book to get going and it ended up being okay. Just okay. I saw several of the twists coming from a long way off (boo) and I never felt fully invested in the characters. A sideways reference to Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction put me off, too. So... meh.
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