Fifty Word Friday (1/20/12)

Author: Jim C. Hines


What would happen if an author went back to the darker themes of the original fairy tales for his plots, and then crossed the Disney princesses with Charlie’s Angels? What’s delivered is The Stepsister Scheme—a whole new take on what happened to Cinderella and her prince after the wedding. And with Jim C. Hines penning the tale readers can bet it won’t be “and they lived happily ever after.”


I wanted to love this book. Friends, whose opinions, I value love this book. But I didn’t. I liked it. It was interesting, but it was not love. Having said that, I love the author. His blog is fabulous. His humor is great. So I will read The Mermaid’s Madness.


As an aside, should you want to search for this book on with your children in the room, I recommend a narrower search than “stepsister.” That term alone leads to some very trigger inducing titles which one would not want to explain to their wee ones.