Welcome to another Bookanista feature. As always, there are some great reviews today, so be sure to check them out. Not sure who or what the Bookanistas are? Click here for the scoop, and be sure to tell us if you have an arc you’d like us to read.
This week’s Bookanista love features the following:
Shannon Messenger is inspired by SELLING HOPE
Elana Johnson is spreading the word about XIV
Lisa and Laura Roecker is head over heels over HALF UPON A TIME
Shelli Johannes-Wells and Myra McEntire can’t enough of THE NEAR WITCH cover
Carolina Valdez Miller is highlighting fabulous November releases
Megan Miranda is excited about MONSTERS OF MEN
Now, on to my Bookanista Shout out – the novella CINDERS by Michelle Davidson Argyle
Release Date: June 28, 2010
Basic Blurb: (from Amazon)
Cinderella’s happily-ever-after isn’t turning out the way she expected. With her fairy godmother imprisoned in the castle and a mysterious stranger haunting her dreams, Cinderella is on her own to discover true love untainted by magic.
I liked the cover. Beautifully laid out, intriguing.
Why I liked it:
First, let me start by saying I am a die-hard Grimm fairytale kind of girl. I love the true darkness within fairy tales, not the more watered down Disney-version many of these have become. CINDERS takes the story away from most of the other stories based on Cinderella, and brings it back to its Grimm roots.
Michelle does a great job creating her world and drawing the reader in. It is well paced and makes for a one-night read. The main character is full and well crafted. Michelle took care with the editing and book designing to give us a great first novella. I have no doubt we will be seeing a lot more from Michelle in the future. Great job Michelle!!!
Where you can find it:
Be sure to check out the other Bookanista reviews.
And wish me luck – I am participating in a fab book event at the Barnes and Noble Ocedanside (CA) store tonight. I have to admit, I have butterfllies quickly turning into rather large birds!
What are you guys up to? Reading anything amazing???