Spell Bound

Spell Bound Young Prince Conrad had never seen such a beautiful maiden Her name was Sofia and she was bewitching beguiling and bewildering It was as if she had cast a spell on him But was it true love or a dark

  • Title: Spell Bound
  • Author: Ru Emerson
  • ISBN: 9780441777921
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback
  • Young Prince Conrad had never seen such a beautiful maiden Her name was Sofia, and she was bewitching, beguiling and bewildering It was as if she had cast a spell on him But was it true love or a dark, powerful sorcery as tempting and inescapable as evil itself

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    1. This was really cool - in no way did the back cover description let me know that this was Cinderella, so it was a fun surprise. Except that in this version, set in medieval Germany, the fairy godmother is really a completely insane and vengeful psychobitch witch who is using naive and arrogant Cinderella do murder both her and the prince. Not only that, but the prince is so enraged at being bespelled that he vows to hunt down Cinderella and kill her dead. It's the best version I've read of this [...]

    2. I first read this book in high school, but have since read it a number of times. The story of Cinderella will never get old to me, and this is much like the original only a little more in depth than the version most of us heard as children. I fell in love with both of the main characters, spent my time wanting nothing but the best to work out for them, and was so thrilled when like every good story it had a happy ending. Well worth reading!

    3. This book was a fine retelling of Cinderella. While well written and perfectly pleasant, I was disappointed that it didn't really seem to do anything particularly creative or transformative with the story. If you like fairy tale retellings, this makes a good quick read with likable characters, but isn't particularly special.

    4. Once upon a time, in a German kingdom that never existed, a king and his men found a count's son and villagers dealing with a witch. He refused to let the woman just burn to death in her burning hut, but had her dragged out and officially condemned and then burnt -- which is when they learned that is was actually her daughter Ilse who had done what had alerted them. She curses three of them, one the king, to die.Another one was his Armsmaster, leaving his daughter, Sofia, orphaned with a stepmot [...]

    5. An excellent fairytale-retelling novel from a really good author. The decision to retell Cinderella and make the fairy godmother the villain makes it different from any other version anyone else has done. Cinderella has always been my favorite fairytale (with Sleeping Beauty and Snow White not far behind) and this is the best novelization I've read.

    6. Although I read this awhile ago, I still remember liking it and not being able to put it down. Check it out.

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