Despite a number of positive reviews, I found the book and the performance pretty boring. If I had realized that this is really a book for teenagers or younger I wouldn't have purchased. It's not that the retelling of the Cinderella story was juvenile, but the way the story was written and presented was. This is the first time I have disliked a book enough to not finish listening.
I'm actually a day old tart, filled with maple custard. Perhaps, this reads as a rational introduction to others, and you are deliberately misreading it, because, come on, maple custard.
Even though I love rehashes of fairy tales, I didn't expect much out of this book because it was a YA fiction. There were the standard plot holes for YA works, (For example; Prince Kai isn't exactly up to snuff on political etiquette, what he actually does is pretty vague, and he's a little too innocent to believe.)
With all this talk of a Terminator Princess, I'll admit I was expecting more carnage. But if you can set your skepticism on the back burner, this is an entertaining read. The main character is blessedly down to earth, sometimes funny and very useful. She's not all powerful or anything, it's still a girl we're reading about, with electronic parts and human instincts.
You get the Cinderella story but better. All the portions of the story are well thought out so nothing feels contrived. Cinder and the prince get to know each other. There are good reasons for Cinder to keep some secrets from the prince. The prince has urgent needs for himself and the country. Cinder may be just what the prince needs, even though neither he nor Cinder realizes it. It is adventurous and adorable. Strong female lead. Touches all the key points of the fairy tale.
A very unique young lady who's determined to stand up for herself regardless of the circumstances that surround her.
I would not have changed it one bit.
The modern day Cinderella with a twist.
I am a fictional reader. I like strong female characters that's don't require a romance story line.
this was an easy listen for young adults. I thought the concept was unique and I wasn't disappointed. *spoiler*
it did not wrap up at the end of the book which I found refreshing. I would get book two.
So... The only audibles I have truly enjoyed before this book have been by comedians. Tina Fey's, Mindy Kailing, Amy Poehler you catch my drift so to my surprise I am now hooked on a series that wasn't written or narrated by a comedian. Sure there are funny parts but overall I love the storyline, I will say sometimes there was a lack in detail but incredible story arc and character development and I just frighn loved it! I couldn't get enough, the narrator did a phenomenal job and I seriously could not stop listening to it until it was done. I eager to start Scarlet I do not even have the words to express my excitement. Anyways, seriously I haven't loved a book this much since probably Twilight (I know shudder but the books were good and I was a teenager, sue me!) and dare I say I am equally obsessed with the Harry Potter series. Thank you so much for writing this book and having the perfect narrator for it. Read this book or listen to it, whatever surges your wires ;)
I loved how the protagonist, Center, was able to do things for herself. I can't wait for the next one! The characters are well-formed and very gripping.