Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Review: Cinderella: Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan

From Goodreads: 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!


Take two things that you never thought would ever go together, and you have Cinderella: Ninja Warrior. I am a huge fan of fairytale retellings, so I had to give this book a go. It was definitely well written and very intriguing. It is a choose your destiny story where you get to pick how you want the story to go. Warning: This is not exactly convenient on a Kindle.

I thought some of the outcomes were better than others. I loved Cinderella’s “I’m not a damsel in distress” attitude. The love story was very sweet, and I thought Ty was perfect. He knew that Cinderella didn't need saving as much as she just needed aiding.

There was plenty of suspense, twists and turns, and an unlikely "fairy godmother."

I thought the word “Ninja” could have been replaced with “Acrobat,” so I would have preferred a little more combat training or something to make it seem more realistic to call her a ninja.

All in all, it was a very well written book that I thoroughly enjoyed. It's a fun, quick, easy read when you don’t want to devote a lot of energy to a book.

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books; Reprint edition (April 1, 2011)
  • Source: The Publisher for review (via Netgalley)
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1 comment:

KT said...

Possibly, this book has the best title ever. Knowing that it's a choose your own adventure makes this book all the more alluring. I may have to check this one out.