The Stepsister Scheme

The Stepsister Scheme

eBook - 2009
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You know how all those old fairy tales take you through lots of scary adventures till you finally reach that inevitable line: 'And they all lived happily ever after--' Guess what? It's not true. Life in never-never land isn't all sweetness and light. Cinderella--whose real name is Danielle Whiteshore (née Danielle de Glas)--does marry Prince Armand. And their wedding is a dream come true. But not long after the 'happily ever after,' Danielle is attacked by her stepsister Charlotte, who suddenly has all sorts of magic to call upon. And though Talia--otherwise known as Sleeping Beauty--comes to the rescue (she's a martial arts master, and all those fairy blessings make her almost unbeatable), Charlotte gets away."
Publisher: New York, NY : DAW Books, 2009
ISBN: 9781440658686


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emckenzie Jul 29, 2014

I found the beginning of this book a bit too full of interpersonal drama but it had me hooked by the end as more characters and plot emerged. The author mixes in Grimm's fairy tales with her own twists on the classics and the resulting book is a fun read. It felt a bit slow and disjointed at times but was still worth reading and made me want to read the sequels.

Sep 07, 2011

started to read couldnt get into it

Jan 28, 2011

This is a nice, quick read. It's funny and irreverent, and has a very fresh and unique look at fairy tales and the mythology of princesses and the damsel in distress.

This book definitely packs a lot of action and humor into not very many pages, and I love the powerful, kick-ass heroines. There are also some overtones of more serious themes, such as rape, grief, loss, etc. so this may not be suitable for some younger readers, but I think that most young adults will really enjoy it.

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