So I have never seen/heard about this series until I saw the book on Netgalley. I was instantly curious about it. Fairy tales? A school full of them? Sign me up!
This was a fun volume, though I am a bit confused about several things. For instance we find out that Rose is Cinderella’s granddaughter, but wouldn’t that mean that either mom or dad is Cinderella’s child? Why do they not know about the whole Fairyland thing? Or is it some magic thing, and is Rose just magically the granddaughter?
And time is also a bit wobbly, as Rose goes from being starter at magic (just about to make pumpkins) in the first story to making helicopters (out of pumpkins of course) in the span of just 3 stories. I feel that this could have been much better. Shown her practising and getting better, but I guess they just focused on more exciting stories for this book.
I loved Rose from the start, though really, how can this girl get late ALL the TIME. 😛 I liked how she loves shoes and how she gets distracted by them all the time (like a true Cinderella). She also seems pretty smart and is really caring. Though she does get her group in trouble at times because she is such a klutz and doesn’t seem to care about grades as much as they do. But she is also optimistic and I quite liked how she never lets anything daunt her. She just keeps on going.
I also like the other characters we meet in this story. Hopefully there will be more additions to the cast, there are so many more fairy tales that can pop up.
I am a bit tired of the mean girls trope. It gets tiring to have it in so many novels/books/tv stuff. Then again, I guess it does fit (though I admit this grudgingly) with the whole fairy tale setting.
I had a bit of a laugh at the silly magic (Tower Magic, Pumpkin Magic).
The book is also not one big story, instead it is various short stories with a day (schoolday) of Rose and her classmates. I quite like that they picked this approach, as it made it more fun to read.
The art is pretty cute (and that is also why I picked this book).
All in all, I enjoyed this book, and I guess I will look around to see if I can find the series anywhere so I can watch it. See if it is as good as this book.