AUTHOR = SOPHIE MASSON
GENRE = FANTASY, FAIRY TALES
INTEREST LEVEL = YEAR 7
This is a new version of the Cinderella fairytale which is sure to appeal to young readers. Like Cinderella, Selena finds herself reduced to being a servant girl for her father and his new wife after her own mother has died. Like Cinderella, Selena has two stepsisters who bully her. But unlike Cinderella, Selena has a magical past, she has a destiny which may well set her on a collision course with the young prince. Indeed, far from finding the royal heir to be a “Prince Charming”, Selena believes him to be a thoroughly unpleasant young man who may well be set to destroy her homeland.
If Selena’s heart has been stolen, it is certainly not by the prince but rather she may be falling for his bestfriend, Max, who the prince has thrown in gaol. Can the two work together to stay alive and save the kingdom or is it safer for Selena to work on her own??
An intriguing story that adds a touch of magic to an old favourite. Read more about the author here.
Recommended (dma) ***