on June 12, 2015
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Retelling
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
When Kat accidentally rips apart an old picture book, she's magically transported into the world of Cinderella--as Katriona, one of the ugly stepsisters! Life turns upside down now that she’s a highborn lady and must learn how to survive the social season, including how to get through the door in a huge metal hoop skirt. To get back, she'll have to complete the story, right to the end of happily ever after. But the odds are huge: the other stepsister is drop-dead gorgeous, the fairy godmother is nowhere to be found, and the prince, despite being insanely hot, openly dislikes balls. Can she ever return to the modern world?
In ” An Oyster Shell- This was a fun cinderella retelling that reminded me a bit of Ella enchanted. It’s a fun read for cinderella fan’s. I had some issues with the end, but overall I thank it’s safe to give this book a try.
The Pearls – What drew me to this book at first was the audacity to tell the story from the Ugly Step-Sister’s POV who ends up not really being the USS after all. I loved, LOVED, that the author took a contemporary character and threw her into the story of Cinderella. It had the lovely whimsical feel like Ella Enchanted. With curses and goblins??? It was just crazy enough to be super delightful!
I really liked the romance of this story. I liked that the main character was sure her prince had to fall in love with someone else. I thought that was a unique twist to the story. I mean there is like no way that the ugly step-sister could be the princes true love…
The Sand – The author did not give due diligence with the ending. I was so excited to claim this book as a five pearl, then the end was rushed in the last few pages! Wow! One of the more epic disappointments in reading lately.
I’ve spent a lot of time pondering how debilitating was the end for my overall rating?
I was so mad when I first read it, I wanted to give it 2 pearls and throw my kindle through the window. I gave it some time, thought about it.(The Kindle is safe don’t worry)My conclusion is the author does a great injustice with a hurried ending. It does not, however, negate the care that went into the story before hand.
So without further ado,
I give this book a 3.5 pearls.