Friday, April 15, 2011

Cinderella: Ninja Warrior

Cinderella: Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan
Silver Dolphin Books, 2011
314 pages
YA/MG; Fairy Tale; Action
4/5 stars

Source: Received a free egalley via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I had no idea what to expect with this book; turns out it's a Choose Your Own Adventure with different paths for your Cinderella story to take.  I love those but it's a bit harder with an e-reader than with a physical book. Regardless I made sure to read all of the possible paths.

And this book was a delight! I loved Cinderella and the combination of magic and ninja moves was an unusual addition.  Her stepmother is so horrid but also kind of fun because she keeps stacking up challenges to Cinderella who keeps passing them. The prince is great and he gets a bit more development than in the traditional fairy tale.  The stepsisters were also colorful and there are a few other characters who help Cindy on her path.  And Cinderella is the one who gets to finally defeat the evil stepmother!

Overall, love and belief in yourself are the takeaway messages. I definitely recommend this for a cute quick read. [I also recommend that you don't use the wand when that choice is presented-I thought the consequences of that choice were better than when you use the wand. But you can read both and decide on your own.

Cover: I think the blue cover is the actual cover but I liked both a lot so I included them.

Hosted by Irena at This Miss Loves To Read.


  1. Oh, I am reading this book! I read the first possible story I chose, and now I'm going through the second one. It IS a very fun novel!

    Both covers look great. I just love the dressed, bith are gorgeous!

  2. I've been hearing really good things about these books. I think I'm going to try to get a copy through my library. I was debating it on net galley, but I didn't want to try to navigate the choose your own adventure parts on my computer. I like that you mention it's Cinderella who defeats the evil step mother.


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