on March 5, 2012 :
Very cute and very sweet. Admittedly, I found the villains shallow, but as they were fairy-tale villains that seemed alright. All in all, this was a fun book and I'll be looking foward to Sophie's next work.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
on Nov. 1, 2011 :
This is one of my top YA reads for 2011...
Ok, where to start?
I think this is Sophie's first book.. and can I just say, YOU WOULD NOT KNOW...
FUCKING AWESOME READ!!!!!!!!
I really didn't know what to expect, the blurb sounded interesting so I went and bought it.
This is a brilliantly created set of characters. Each of them (and there are more than two mains), has a distinct personality, has a great dialogue, and really mesh's well with the other characters.
The plot whilst not original in context, is to me, original in the story telling. I guess the saying take something old and it's new again, works. This story has taken a very old story - a childrens favourite, updated it and bought it into a teenagers world. And it works so well you just forget really that it's an old story. The story is a little shorter than I would have liked, but realistically the story/character development is so well handled I don't really mind.
I look forward to seeing more GLBT Young Adult fiction from Sophie. I hope you as a reader of this fiction enjoy the story as much as I did.
*EDIT* I think, that this book, should NOT be just for GLBT youth. With a little bit of input from a professional editor, this title SHOULD be in libraries and bookshelves.. It's a good example of people BEING people in the world.
Sophie, keep up the good work.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)