Sunday, January 1, 2012
Review: The Cinderella Curse
Author: J.L. Penn
Genre: Romance; Chick Lit; Fantasy
Release date: March 15, 2010
File size/Pages: 98 kb/62 pgs
My Rating: 3/5
Summary: Cindy had a fairy tale life – well, not literally – but she was pretty and popular. Then one fateful autumn day, while picking apples, she encountered a real-life witch. After accidentally clocking the witch on the head with her basket of apples, the angry witch put a spell on her. As Cindy would soon find out, she was destined to live out her nights turning into a pumpkin at midnight. Talk about a crimp in your social life! There is only one antidote for Cindy’s terrible curse - if only she knew what it was. Hilarity ensues as Cindy attempts to lead a normal life as a part-time pumpkin.
Review: Cindy, the main character of this story, is described as pretty, popular, and she has a great job. One day, Cindy is getting apples from an orchard and runs into a witch; after dropping her basket on the witch's head, the witch puts a curse on Cindy. Lexi, Cindy's best friend, is the main person who helps her through her "pumpkin nights". This book was short, simple, and really cute. I had been waiting to purchase this book, since I downloaded my Kindle app, and I finally got it…I was pretty excited. Don't get me wrong, I love fairy tales and all, but this didn't strike me as the Cinderella type story; sure Cinderella in the fairy tale we all grew up knowing was described, beautiful, but she wasn't popular. In my opinion, I felt like Cindy pretty much had it made for her, besides morphing into a pumpkin at midnight, every night. The situations that Cindy would get herself into right before she turned into a pumpkin was hilarious to me. If there was one thing I would change about this story, it would definitely be the characters; in my opinion, I felt like the characters weren't developed enough. Overall, though, it was an okay book!!