OMG OMG OMG, this was just absolutely brilliant. I thought at first that it would just go as all the Cinderella stories, and in a way it did, but in an other way it totally flipped the story around and I laughed my butt off.
At first everything is just like all the Cinderella stories. We meet a girl who looks hapless and who is working her butt off for her stepsisters and stepmother, but then suddenly this girl takes matters in her own hands and just calls her own fairy Godmother. Yep, she just takes matters in her own hands. If only she knew what that fairy would do to her. 😛
The prince was also a delight, when x happened I thought, oh here we go, the story is back on the rails. But then, BAM, suddenly surprise! Of course I won’t tell you what, haha, no, I will keep the surprise as it is.
The ending? I loved it, I haven’t seen a Cinderella story ending in this way, so I am giving extra points for it. It definitely fit the Cinderella in the story, and I was so happy for her.
The art? Fabulous! Fantastic! I was already hoping (when I saw the cover) that it would keep that style, and it did! It is colourful, fun, funky. I just realised that the art is by an illustrator that I already know, she also illustrated Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs (yes another retelling), and oh my, I just realised it is also by the same author! shock
I guess I will have to add this book to my collection when it comes out, and I am hoping that this duo will make many more retelling books!