Monday, July 4, 2016

Monday Meme: Cinderella

Everyone loves a fairy tale, and one of the most popular is Cinderella. But we've all read Cinder by now and we know it's awesome (if you haven't, leave this post immediately to request it) so what else is there for the fairy tale insatiable? Try these.

Ash & Bramble: Sarah Prineas: "No one has ever broken free of the Godmother’s terrible stone prison until a girl named Pin attempts a breathless, daring escape. But she discovers that what seems to be freedom is a prison of another kind, one that entangles her in a story that leads to a prince, a kiss, and a clock striking midnight. To unravel herself from this new life, Pin must choose between a prince and another—the one who helped her before and who would give his life for her. Torn, the only thing for her to do is trade in the glass slipper for a sword and find her own destiny." Personally, I thought this one was a little bit out there, but it stayed true to the original and I think most people will like it. Click here to put in a request.

The Stepsister's Tale: Tracy Barrett: "When her stepfather suddenly dies, leaving nothing but debts and a bereaved daughter behind, it seems to Jane that her family is destined for eternal unhappiness. But a mysterious boy from the woods and an invitation to a royal ball are certain to change her fate...". Nothing is as it seems in this retelling from the evil stepsister's point of view. Click here to check it out.

The Captive Maiden: Melanie Dickerson: "When Gisela meets the duke's son, Valten--the boy she has daydreamed about for years--and learns he is throwing a ball, she vows to attend, even if it's only for a taste of a life she'll never have. To her surprise, she catches Valten's eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined." I loooooooveeeee this book. I think it's awesome. Light, quick to read, and original enough to be unpredictable. Click here to grab a copy.

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