Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cinderella: Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan

Title: Cinderella : Ninja Warrior

Author: Maureen McGowan

Published: Silver Dolphin Books, 2011

Pages: 320

Series: Book 1, Twisted Tales

First Line: "Cinderella's shoulders quivered with fatigue as she tipped the twenty-seventh wooden bucket into her stepmother's bath."

Summary: 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! (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: Being a fan of fairytales and choose your adventure books, I thought that Cinderella: Ninja Warrior sounded like my kind of book.

I thought it was a really entertaining and great way to put a spin on the Cinderella story.  This one has even more magic involved than just the fairy godmother and then Cinderella is also doing some training to be a ninja warrior secretly.

I liked this Cinderella because she was willing to fight back and well I could choose whether or not I wanted her to fight back at some parts which made it even more exciting.

It was a really light read and because it’s so easy to get into the story the pages just flew by.  There were parts where I was biting my nails just wishing that all would go well in the end.

I really enjoyed Cinderella: Ninja Warrior.  It was incredibly fun and a nice take on the Cinderella tale.  If you’re a fan of fairytales or books where you get to choose some decisions the character should make, then Cinderella: Ninja Warrior is well-worth a read.

Source: NetGalley


  1. This book looks really interesting. I'll have to check it our.

  2. Thanks for the review. I've got from Netgalley waiting for me to get around to reading it. It looks really interesting.


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