Book Review: Cinderella’s Escape by Gita Reddy

 

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About the Book

Cinderella’s Escape is a modern day retelling of the fairy tale. Unfortunately, it has no fairy godmother to help Anna Maria, our heroine. That doesn’t bother Anna Maria. She believes Cinderella would have escaped even without her fairy godmother. She would have had to. It’s called survival.
Readers will love the story and the most unexpected twist. Recommended for kids and adults alike.

 

My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book from the author for an honest review.

Cinderella’s Escape starts out as a modern day Cinderella story. Anna Maria finds herself in a situation similar to Cinderella’s. She has an evil stepmother, Priscilla, and two spoiled, mean stepsisters. Priscilla is much worse than the original stepmother in the fairy tale. It’s hard to believe but it’s true.

Anna Maria knows that she can’t wait to see if Prince Charming saves her so she has to find a way to escape before it’s too late. She’s a strong, resourceful, and independent girl.  

I have read several books by Gita Reddy and this is my favorite one so far. It’s a short story that all ages will enjoy.

 

Available on Amazon.

 

About the Author

7023197Gita V.Reddy is a writer of fiction for middle-graders and adults. She enjoys thinking up tales of different genres. She has written mysteries, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, and even an animal tale for children.

She wrote and illustrated her first picture book for kids in August, 2015. She plans to write a few more because the experience was very satisfying.

Ms Reddy was born in India, is a post graduate in Mathematics, worked in a bank for twenty-six years, is married to a physics professor, has a son doing research in neuro-electronics, and loves literature. Yes, her life is as mixed up as the multiple genres she writes.

She enjoys painting and spending time with her family, and LOVES walking in the rain.

She also writes under the name Heera Datta

Visit her website: www.gitavreddy.com
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Book Review & Giveaway: Red Riding Hood Gets Lost

GRIMMTASTIC_2_cover352782Title: Red Riding Hood Gets Lost (Grimmtastic Girls #2)

Author: Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

Genre: Children ages 8-12

Date Published: March 25, 2014

Description:

The authors of the hit Goddess Girls series put a fun and girly twist on another super-popular theme: fairy tales!

Red Riding Hood might have a terrible sense of direction, but her grimmtastic friends are always there to help!

Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia…

Red Riding Hood is thrilled to try out for the school play. Acting is her dream, and she’s great at it–too bad she has stage fright! After a grimmiserable audition, Red decides to focus on helping her friends Cinda, Snow, and Rapunzel save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society. But when Red gets lost in Neverwood forest and runs into Wolfgang, who might be part of E.V.I.L., she needs her magic basket and a grimmazingly dramatic performance to figure out what’s going on!

Review:

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

This is the second book in the Grimmtastic Girls series. The first book was about Cinderella and this one is about Red Riding Hood. It starts the week after book #1 ends.

Red has wanted to act ever since she can remember but she suffers from stage fright. Throughout the book she questions herself and her acting abilities but with the help of her new friend, Wolfgang, she learns to face her fears.

There’s a lot more to this story, though. Red and her best friends, Rapunzel, Snow, and Cinda, decide to try to find Grandmother Enchantress in Neverwood Forest but Red gets lost. What happens next is a twist on the story we all know of Red Riding Hood.

I love these stories and I’m sure young readers will love them also! They’re full of fairy tale characters, magic, mystery, and humor.

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Book Review & Giveaway: Cinderella Stays Late

GRIMMTASTIC_1_cover092793Title: Cinderella Stays Late (Grimmtastic Girls #1)

Author: Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

Genre: Children ages 8-12

Date Published: March 25, 2014

Description:

The authors of the hit Goddess Girls series put a fun and girly twist on another super-popular theme: fairy tales!

Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia…

A Grimmtastic girl named Cinderella is starting her first week at Grimm Academy on the wrong foot. Cinda’s totally evil stepsisters are out to make her life miserable. The Steps tease Cinda, give her terrible advice about life at the academy, and even make her look bad in front of her new friends, Red, Snow, and Rapunzel! But when Cinda overhears the Steps plotting a villainous deed that could ruin Prince Awesome’s ball, Cinda, her new friends, and a pair of magical glass slippers have to stop them–before the last stroke of midnight!

Review:

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

What a great book for young readers! Cinderella Stays Late has everything: fairy tale characters, mystery, humor and a touch of boy likes girl/girl likes boy. It’s a different twist on a popular fairy tale that’s bound to be a hit with young readers.

Cinderella (she prefers Cinda) gets to start attending Grimm Academy with her evil stepsisters. She quickly becomes friends with Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, and Snow White.

Of course there’s a ball given by a handsome prince. Cinda almost doesn’t go to the ball because she can’t dance. When she does decide to go to the ball to stop her stepsisters from ruining it, they do their best to keep her from going. With the help of her friends and her magical glass slippers, Cinda still gets to go to the ball and she makes quite an impression in more ways than one!

I have the second book in this series to read next and I can’t wait!

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