Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cinderella: Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan

Cinderella: Ninja Warrior
Author: Maureen McGowan
Publication Date: April 1st 2011
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books
Pages: 320
Age Range: Young Adult
ISBN-13: 9781607102557
ISBN: 1607102552

Summary from
In this fast-paced story full of adventure and romance, Cinderella is more than just a servant girl waiting for her prince—she's a tough, fearless girl who is capable of taking charge of a dangerous situation. Seeking to escape the clutches of her evil stepmother, Cinderella perfects her ninja skills and magic talents in secret, waiting for the day when she can break free and live happily ever after. In a special twist, readers have the opportunity to make key decisions for Cinderella and decide where she goes next—but no matter the choice; the result is a story unlike any fairy tale you've ever read!

My Review:
Cinderella: Ninja Warrior is a retelling of the classic fairytale Cinderella, with an added mix of wizardy and ninja fighting. Another plus is that the book allows you to chose your own adventure!

After the death of her mom, and then her dad, Cinderella is at the mercy of her evil step-mother and step-sisters. She waits on them hand and foot, and is treated badly in return. She trains in secret, hoping to one day defeat her evil step-mother and escape with her cat, Max, and to one day live happily ever after.

I really liked the characters. Cinderella was strong-willed and determined. I like Max, the cat, as well. The step-mother and sisters were about the same as they are in the original fairytale...evil!

This book was lots of fun. I really enjoyed reading it! The mixture of wizardry and martial arts was definitely interesting. The added bonus of being able to decide what was going to happen was a great fun. I believe there were 8 different ways you could mix and match the book.

If you love the original Cinderella story, you will like this book as well. Lots of fun and romance. I really enjoyed it!

Thanks to Netgalley and Baker & Taylor Publishing Group for allowing me to read and review this book!
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  1. im a new follower, hi! :)
    ive never really been a big fan of cinderella, thanks to the fact she has no backbone, but i might give this one a try. i mean, she IS a warrior in this book :D

  2. Oh, I agree! She does seem to have a backbone in this book. It's a nice change!

  3. Thanks for review. I liked good characters and twists on fairy tales.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  4. I really enjoyed The Stepsister Scheme by Jim Hines, which makes Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty all badasses, who team up to rescue Cindy's Prince. (Cindy's the diplomatic leader with the magic glass sword, Snow is a powerful sorceress, Sleeping Beauty uses the fairy gift of grace to be a kickass martial artist...)

    I wonder how the two compare?

    The Blue Fairy's Bookshelf


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