I absolutely loved the new take on the classic story Cinderella. The new details about the story refreshing. But when it came to the plot, I knew that the missing princess was the lead character.
I was skeptical of this book at first, but it was an enjoyable listen/read, and I've enjoyed the whole series so far.
I didn't like this book so much. It was very predictable from the beginning who the main character really was, and what was going to happen. I waited almost the entire book for the moment the news of who she was would be broken down. ...
I really don't know if I want to buy and read the rest of the books from this series because I think everything is going to be equally predictable and boring.
The only thing that makes me want to maybe buy the next book is that I don't like to not finish reading a book or a series. .. and the hope that maybe the next one will be better than the first.
This book is pure entertainment with just enough excitement but not so much that you spend the entire time stressed out. I like how there is a love interest but it takes back seat to the real story and isn't force fed to us.
It is a very unique and captivating twist to the original Cinderella with just enough subtle references to keep it close to heart.
I cannot say enough about Rebecca Soler's performance. I would listen to more books I would otherwise be uninterested in if I knew she was performing them. She brings the story to life in a way I haven't heard in other performances!
The story has a lot of promise, with likeable characters and a great adaptation of the Snow White storyline. However, the character development seems too slow. Dialogue makes the younger characters seem so childish. Still, this is a YA series. It's a decent book for the demographic. I wouldn't bother if you're over your teens.
I'm surprised by the overwhelmingly positive reviews. The framework of the story could have been interesting: a future with cyborgs, people living on the moon that have become quite different than Earthlings, a plague. I liked the fact that the main character was a strong female and that the relationship developing between the two prime characters wasn't overly sappy as can happen in YA novels. But the characters are so incredibly thin. How can a prince that's first in line to be emperor be so politically unsophisticated? How can a cyborg and mechanic who's adoptive father was a cyborg specialist have no interest in his work? How can persons under 18 be given over to medical research? How do they not even know the transmission vectors of the plague? The clues are so obvious it's hard not to trip over them, making the book unfold in a plodding way. And even just silly things are annoying --- like somehow the English monarchy is once again in power in this futuristic Earth. And the writing itself is strictly ho-hum, which doesn't help.
I would describe the narrator as "Valley Girl" - a tone that sounds more or less entirely like an annoyed teenager. I don't think that helps the book.