By Cameron Dokey and Mahlon F. What do you know about yourself? What are your stories? The ones you tell yourself, and the ones told by others.
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Ohh, this sounds good! I only recently started reading a few fairy tale retellings and really enjoyed them. So the Once Upon A Time series sounds interesting, will have to check it out! I'm a fan of fairy tale retellings; the Once Upon a Time series sounds interesting.
Thanks for your review. Great review! I'll have to check this one out when I get a chance. I have Beauty Sleep by Dokey up next, and now I'm even more excited to read it. This sounds good.
And I understand the want for romanace. Maybe I will have to check this out. Twisted fairy tales are awesome!!! I may try this one out, though the previous simon pulse ones disappointed me. Make sure you whisper, I'm hiding! Author: Cameron Dokey. Date: Genre: MG to YA. Plot from back cover :. His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him alone with an infant daughter he cannot bear to name.
But before he abandons her for king and court, he brings a second child to be raised alongside her, a boy whose identity he does not reveal. The girl, La Cindrillon, and the boy, Raoul, pass sixteen years in the sevants' care until one day, a very fine lady arrives with her two daughters.
The lady has married La Cendrillon's father, and her arrival changes their lives. When an invitation to a great ball reaches the family, La Cindrillon's new stepmother will make a decision with far-reaching effects. Her choice will lead La Cendrillon and Raoul toward their destiny - a choice that will challenge their understanding of family, test their loyalty and courage, and, ultimately, teach them who they are.
Cameron Dokey puts a whole new twist on an old favorite! Dokey's version of Cinderella is completely different than the Disney version that many are accustomed to.
It was odd at first - I kept expecting certain events to occur, but Dokey successfully revamped this old tale. I was pleasantly surprised to find that in this version, Cinderella doesn't have an evil stepmother! Instead, there is a whole new villain, and, this time, readers get to see a bit of the person behind the villain. There really wasn't as much romance in this book as I would have liked. I assumed that the love story would be a main part of the plot, as I associate love stories with fairy tales.
This was disappointing to me, but there was a touch of romance, so I was completely crushed. Ratings Out of 10 :. Originality: Readers should keep in mind that the romance in these books is minimal, but they are quick, fun reads that offer vastly different and original retellings!
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Exactly -- "sweet" pretty much perfectly sums it up. This sounds very intriguing. I never thought very much about the Cinderella story until your Cinderella week which was an amazing blog party, by the by. Just in case I hadn't told you that , but since then I've been much more interested in the story, and I'd really like to read some of the different takes on it. So thank you very much for the review. As if my to-read list wasn't long enough already. Miss March, Awwww
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The girl, La Cendrillon, and the boy, Raoul, pass sixteen years in the servants' care until one day. The girl, La Cendrillon, and the boy, Raoul, pass sixteen years in the servants' care until one day a very fine lady arrives with her two daughters. The lady has married La Cendrillon's father, and her arrival changes their lives. When an invitation to a great ball reaches the family, La Cendrillon's new stepmother will make a decision with far-reaching effects. Her choice will lead La Cendrillon and Raoul toward their destiny -- a choice that will challenge their understanding of family, test their loyalty and courage, and, ultimately, teach them who they are. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.