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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

4 star review: The Other Slipper by @KenechiUdogu - really cool twist at the end


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The Other Slipper

By Kenechi Udogu


Genre: Young Adult Fairytale


Book Synopsis

When Jo finds a lone glass slipper on the night of the royal ball, she realises that there is more to the seemingly ordinary object than meets the eye. Searching for its owner, she is led to the palace where the princess sets her on a journey that thrusts her into an unexpected world of magic and illusions. It soon becomes clear that there is a lot more to her mission as she discovers startling secrets about her past and struggles to embrace her destiny.

JeNai's Rating





JeNai's Review


When I first read this title I was expecting a continuation of Cinderella and Prince Charming. What I got was so much more. Udogu explores the rite of passage that is growing up in a peculiar but fascinating way. From the moment we get past the Cinderella part of the story, which happens fairly quickly, the characters not only find adventure but themselves as well.

Jo is the main character of the story and the unfortunate soul who finds the other slipper. As you all know it is magical but the magic is about to run out. She is left with the task of returning the shoes to Ould, a far away land that proves to be very troublesome to get to.

Jo's brother Ron and Locke, a traveler from Ould, join her to return the slippers to the Queen of Ould, who is not a force to be messed with. As the three make their journey, they discover that they have the ability to trust, lead, and follow with their hearts.

Udogu does a great job of exploring each character as they struggle to find their own path to adulthood. There is a really cool twist at the end that took me quite by surprise. I really hope that a sequel is made because I would like for two of the characters to fall madly in love and I'm not talking about incest!

Review Disclaimer: This book was provided free of charge by either the author or publisher. There was no financial gain in regards to this review, and the opinions presented above were not artificially influenced in any way.

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