Book Review Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling


When Kat accidentally rips apart an old picture book, she’s magically transported into the world of Cinderella–as Katriona, one of the ugly stepsisters! Life turns upside down now that she’s a highborn lady and must learn how to survive the social season, including how to get through the door in a huge metal hoop skirt. To get back, she’ll have to complete the story, right to the end of happily ever after. But the odds are huge: the other stepsister is drop-dead gorgeous, the fairy godmother is nowhere to be found, and the prince, despite being insanely hot, openly dislikes balls. Can she ever return to the modern world?

Jan Review

This retelling was amazing in the fact that it does not remind me of any Cinderella story i ever read.  I like that you have to figure out all the clues of who the fairy godmother is, who the prince is, and even who Cinderella is.  I like that it different and that Kat has to do all the work to make the story play out the way it suppouse to.  I also like how she trys to fight for what she feels is right and totally starts turning this Story World upside down. I do wish that we would of gotten to know what happen to the characters in Story World at the end maybe their can be a book two with a glimpse into how things played out.  In all the author did a great job with this retelling.


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