Sunday, April 3

Review: Cinderella Ninja Warrior (Twisted Tales #1)

Cinderella Ninja Warrior (Twisted Tales #1)
Maureen McGowan

Published By: Silver Dolphin Books
Publication Date: April 1, 2011
Date Read: April 3, 2011
Genre: YA - Fairytale Retelling
Source: For Review
Format: E-Book

From Goodreads:
In this fast-paced story full of adventure and romance, Cinderella is more than just a servant girl waiting for her prince—she's a tough, fearless girl who is capable of taking charge of a dangerous situation. Seeking to escape the clutches of her evil stepmother, Cinderella perfects her ninja skills and magic talents in secret, waiting for the day when she can break free and live happily ever after. In a special twist, readers have the opportunity to make key decisions for Cinderella and decide where she goes next—but no matter the choice; the result is a story unlike any fairy tale you've ever read!

I loved this book. I am a big fan of fairytales so when i heard about this book i knew i had to read it.

Its an amazing twist on the classic fairytale of Cinderella. Cinderella's mother was a powerful wizard who died during childbirth. When her father re-married, he was not aware that his new wife was a powerful wizard who practiced dark magic who used him to try and get her hands on his late wife's wand. After her father mysteriously dies, Cinderella is taken prisoner by her step-mother at the age of 5 and she is kept there for years. A grown up Cinderella's only wish is to defeat her evil step-mother and along with the help of her mysteriously clever cat Max, starts to practice the magic that is steadily growing inside her as well as learning ninja skills to try and help her escape the spells. When Cinderella meets the powerful and handsome Ty, a messanger, her only wish is to know him better and enter the royal magic competition.

I loved this twist on the story. I am a big fan of books about magic and adding that to the original fairytale was amazing. I really felt for Cinderella as she tried to defeat the binds and holds her evil step-mother had over her and she tried to come to terms with the growing magic inside of her, trying to find her mothers wand and trying to cope with her growing feelings for Ty.

I really never expected this to be as fast-paced and action-packed as it was with it being a fairytale but i was hooked straight away. I absolutely loved every moment of it.
I love the fact that in 3 parts of the book you get to choose what Cinderella would do. You are in control of the story, and i love that you can re-read it and have a different story each time. It is possible to re-read it and there are 8 different versions of the story and i would love to read it in all the different ways and find out what happens.
An amazing book that i could re-read again and again and never get bored, even after running out of all of the options.


  1. Thanks so much, Kayleigh! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)


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