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Young Adult Fiction 951
Nice paranormal twist to Cinderella
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
The first thing that caught my eye about Happily Never After is the setting. It's set in this amazing Georgia town. You may know of Savannah, Georgia. I could not believe the author was not from Savannah because she did such a great job describing its quirky atmosphere.


If you are expecting a traditional fairy tale retelling, you may be a bit disappointed. Yes, there are obvious similarities between Happily Never After and Cinderella. However, the author really gives it a spooky paranormal spin. I loved the ghost hunting aspect (which can be found on every corner in Savannah just about) and the freaky haunted house.


I wasn't overly impressed with the characters because the book was so short. What I did enjoy, though, was the plot. It was just the right amount of creepy ghost story paired with a smidge of Cinderella. The villains were enough to make your blood boil.. especially the awful stepsister. Ugh!


I have to say the majority of the book was pretty straight forward and predictable. I even figured out the ending prior to the epilogue. I can say though that I was a bit surprised to see this is a series. It should be interesting to see what happens as the series continues. Plenty of doors were left open and I hope our dear Quinn gets her happily ever after.
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