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Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey
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Mar 05, 2011

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Read in March, 2011

I LOVE twists on fairytales. One of my favorite thing about Cameron Dokey is her ability to take a fairytale we think we know so well, and make it so drastically different, while at the same time adding enough elements of the original to make it a fun parallel. She made her version a lot happier then other versions, which I loved. My only qualm was that she gave so very little of the story to the main point of this fairytale: Cinderella meeting her handsome prince! Cindrellon doesn't even meet her prince until the last fourth of the book. And even then there is only a few pages dedicated to any interaction between the two. And then all of a sudden the book is over and you are left wondering what happened to the main characters and what exactly happens next. I think this book would have been 5 star quality if she would have just expanded the ending more. But all in all it is a great read.

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