"The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back" by Sariah Wilson Book Review

By Ruth on March 17, 2013 in blog tour, book, review, romance, young adult
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Okay, I know the blog tour is over, and you can no longer enter the giveaway, but check out more information about this book, including a top 10 post by the author.

The Ugly Stepsister Strikes BackThe Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let me say that this is a typical, clean young adult read, and if you like happy endings with hearts and flowers, this is for you.  I have to admit that the sweetness in the book–especially towards the end of the book–became a bit too much for me.  I guess I am not .as fond of books where the characters meet their soul mates in high school, but I guess that is what happens when you get close to your 40’s.

What I will say is that book is squeaky clean–no profanity nor sex–and I can’t tell you how nice that is.  Most young adult books have at least a smattering of these.  Mattie and Ella are fine characters.  I have to admit I never liked Jake, and I would never have kept pining after him as Mattie did.  There are plenty of positive life messages in the book–stand up for yourself, don’t give up on your dreams, believe the best about everyone.  But I would have like to have seen a little more “grit” in the story.  Way too happy for my tastes, but maybe that is because fairy tales are just that for me–fairy tales.  Indeed a nice enough story, and I am sure my daughter would enjoy it in a few years.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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