Friday, January 22, 2010

e-Book - Ember

A gift/curse from Gaetane making Prince Adrian Juste so very charming, loved and admired left everyone who was around him helpless to do anything other than everything he said. Wanting to escape the curse, Ember took drastic measures by making an offer to the flames, she not only gave herself protection from the prince’s curse but declared herself a witch instead of a Wise Woman. When her father remarried and returned with a new step-mama (Minnette) and new “step-sisters” (Sylvie & Dulcie) Ember was determined to protect him too. Finding sisters and friends that did not shy away from Ember and the power she held was a joy that soon led her to understand what she had been missing all her life.

Cinder girl and Charming Prince, there have been so many remakes of the Cinderella story but this is not like all the others. Not only do we get a very interesting take on cinder girl, but the curse of the prince is a wonderful idea. As a fairy tale, the characters were familiar, but these were so different than the normal, and enjoyably so. The emotional turmoil that the prince puts Ember through by way of her step-sisters is touching. Really enjoyed the comments to the reader - kind of like the actor stopping in the middle of the scene to look directly at the camera, fun. Also loved the added fairy tale extras. It can get crude in the language but not very often. The warning at the beginning of the book says it best…“Warning: This story contains sex, violence, and naughty words. It’s based on a fairytale, but it isn’t for kids. You must be over 18 to read.”
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