What if all the ‘Once Upon a Times’ and ‘Happily Ever Afters’ were in fact all lies? Join Zelda, one of Cinderella's ‘ugly’ sisters on her quest around the Seven Fairytale Kingdoms. Expect the unexpected in this magical adventure story as Zelda befriends the Big Bad Wolf, comes face to face with bloodthirsty blind mice, tackles dangerous pirates and battles the spiteful CiWhat if all the ‘Once Upon a Times’ and ‘Happily Ever Afters’ were in fact all lies? Join Zelda, one of Cinderella's ‘ugly’ sisters on her quest around the Seven Fairytale Kingdoms. Expect the unexpected in this magical adventure story as Zelda befriends the Big Bad Wolf, comes face to face with bloodthirsty blind mice, tackles dangerous pirates and battles the spiteful Cinderella and the evil Fairy Godmother. Who will win in this epic battle of good versus evil? And who is good and who is evil in the first place? Zelda and the Crystal Slippers is the first book in The Crystal Adventures, a major new series that is going to change the face of fairytales FOREVER!Also look out for 'Zelda and the Crystal Lamp: The Crystal Adventures Book 2...
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zelda and the crystal slippers Reviews
Short novel, but a good read. I'm always interested in how authors take classic fairytales like Cinderella and retell them. In this case the novel focusses on Grizelda, Zelda for short one of the two ugly step sisters ... or was she??? What if the story of Cinderella was turned on its head and the steps sisters weren't the ugly, rude and bossy girls we all thought they were? I really enjoyed this. I would have given it 4 stars, but I felt the end was abit rushed and even though it looks like its a standalone its left open with the potential for another story at another time, plus it needs more proofing. Loved the way how the novel brings in other fairy tale characters into this ... and the grand old Duke of York's ten thousand men remind me of the Cybermen to a degree.
This book is a fun twist on a traditional fairy tale, with Cinderella as the bad guy and the Big Bad Wolf teaming up with an Ugly Stepsister and one of the Three Little Pigs. There is lots of action and unsuspected twists and turns, so you can tell that Mitchell has quite the imagination. I enjoyed the storyline and could see the other books in the series being equally clever and fun.Sadly, this book suffered by a lack of editing. There were punctuation issues, homonym issues (e.g. there, their, and they're) and grammar issues. Although this isn't usually a deal breaker for me, it was so prevalent in this book that it became a distraction and kept me from completely engaging in the story.I also felt that the story lacked depth. Each time a character was introduced, they were immediately trustworthy and ready to help Zelda. Zelda did not grow nor change at all during the story, and she did not demonstrate any negative characteristics during the entire book. Some of the dialogue seemed forced and awkward, and everything just seemed to fall in place without much effort. All in all, it seemed to be too convenient for me. I realize this is a book intended for younger audiences, but I am a firm believer in quality writing for younger audiences. At 242 pages, the young adults reading this book will be invested enough in the story to want complexity and depth.
Love it! It is perfect for children and for everyone. I enjoyed every page. It is magical!
Great twist on classic fairytales. It's a fun and easy read. I won this book on a goodreads giveaway. Thank you!
Brilliant book! A wonderful twist on a childhood classic that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. I loved it and look forward to more installments.
Twist on classic fairy tales. Thrilling and entertaining.
I was really excited to see this book when it was on offer and couldn't wait to read it. I thought that by taking a well-known fairy tale and twisting the perspective to be told from one of the other character's points of view, there was huge scope for originality and comedy. However, this was something of a disappointment. Zelda isn't really that well-rounded as a character (none of the characters are well-rounded and all read a bit two-dimensionally to me). Whilst there's something appealing about a misunderstood Big Bad Wolf, this book just didn't do it for me. In short, this didn't do it for me. I felt it could have been so much more, but it didn't live up to all that potential.