Thursday, June 7, 2012

Book Review: The Other Slipper by Kenechi Udogu

Title: The Other Slipper
Author: Kenechi Udogu
Publisher: Self published
Publication date: Sept 27th 2011 (Smashwords edition  - Oct 19th 2011)
Edition: First, Kindle
Pages: Not Applicable (e-book)
Source: From Author
Synopsis: When Jo finds a lone glass slipper on the night of the royal ball, she realises that there is more to the seemingly ordinary object than meets the eye. Searching for its owner, she is led to the palace where the princess sets her on a journey that thrusts her into an unexpected world of magic and illusions. It soon becomes clear that there is a lot more to her mission as she discovers startling secrets about her past and struggles to embrace her destiny. 

Rating: 3/5

Review: This book was okay in my opinion. I don't know why I didn't love it, I guess I don't like many books written like a fairy tale retelling as I originally thought. The book was very, very slow. It picked up a bit on the journey to return the slipper to it's original owner, but it was still very slow.

One thing that I liked about this book was the characters. I loved Ron, he kind of reminded me of Ron from Harry Potter. I don't know maybe it was the name, but his character personality reminded me of J.K. Rowling's Ron. Onto Jo, she was kind of annoying, she was too stubborn. I like to think that there is a line between stubborn awesome and stubborn annoying and Jo crossed it. Locke was kind of boring.. he didn't really add much to the story. This is one of those books that I actually really loved the villain. Verne was a lot less one dimensional than the other characters.

In the end this was a okay read with just a few things that weren't that great. I don't like to write reviews like this, but this book was just a little bit hard to get through, I think that is why it took so long for me to read it.

About The Author: Kenechi lives in London and enjoys writing fantasy fiction and short stories (some of which she posts on her blog). She also hates the cold and hopes to one day figure out how to hibernate in winter.

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