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Please welcome Terri, a book blogger who writes for her blog, Second Run Reviews.
By day, Terri is a project manager and software specialist. By night, she’s a reading wizard. Residing in eastern Iowa, in her spare time, she spends time with Jezebel, takes pictures and watches movies with her equally nerdy husband and adorable cats. Second Run Reviews is the home of Scenic Sundays and Rewind Review.
Terri has chosen the following two books to talk about today:
FIRST I READ THIS:
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I grew up loving fairy tales and even had the opportunity to work for both a Warner Brothers Store and a Disney Store in my past. The lore surrounding fairy tales is rich. With the recent influx of fairy tale retellings, Meyer’s Cinder takes the Cinderella tale and turns it on its head with a science fiction twist. For me, the science fiction twist takes this story to the next level and makes it more than girls in fluffy gowns hoping their prince will rescue them.
SO THEN I READ THIS:
Since I am a tad bit older than a young adult, The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines gives an adult twist on the classic fairy tale. Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty team up after their Happily Ever Afters to right the wrongs by using their specially developed skills. For me, Hines gives the 3 princesses substance and makes them real people with real problems. Just like Meyer, these princesses are not waiting for their princes to rescue them. They are out there taking names and kicking a**. Like the Lunar Chronicles, this is series that doesn’t let up until the end. All four books are good reads. The final book made me cry!