Sunday, June 19, 2011

Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon

Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Well, I kinda feel cheated by this book.

The story is supposed to be about what really happened the night the fairy Godmother was supposed to get Cinderella ready for the ball. Lillian works at a book store that sells used and collective books. She allegedly has a secret. She is Cinderella's fairy Godmother, a fairy that was banished from the fairy world for falling in love with the prince and going to the ball in Cinderella's place. One day she meets a woman named Veronica and she becomes convinced that she is to be her redemption. She has to help Veronica find love.

Frequent inconsistencies make the plot of the book feel off. First off, how come it is set in New York? Lillian was banished from the fairy world and has been wandering around New York City? Huh? Wouldn't it have been better to have `landed' in a country where there were actually palaces, a royal family and kingdom of sort to rule over?

The first three letter of each paragraph express exactly how I feel about this book. I did not really like it. I felt it was a bit boring and pointless. Specially at the end when it suddenly changed tones and became extremely dramatic. If you want to read about alternate fairy tale stories, read Wicked instead.

SPOILER. No where in the back summary of the book does it say we are dealing with a crazy lady. END SPOILER 

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