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The Other Slipper

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  27 reviews
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 s ...more
Kindle Edition, 269 pages
Published (first published September 27th 2011)
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Jessica Lyons
Feb 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: YA
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Cherese A. Vines
Feb 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: young adults, spinoff fairy tales
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The Other Slipper by Kenechi Udogu

The story begins with the preparations for the great ball where (Cinder)Ella will meet her prince and live happily ever after. However, this story is not about her. It is about Jo, and to a certain extent, her brother Ron. When Jo stumbles across a pumpkin and glass slipper and takes them home, she alters her destiny. When the slipper starts to hum for its mate, Jo is forced to accept the rumor about Ella and an enchanted s
Tahlia Newland
Apr 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy
The Other Slipper is an interesting concept with a well thought out plot about the slipper that Cinderella’s prince didn’t have. We all assumed that Cinderella had it, however, in this story, Jo, a servant at the palace comes across the slipper on the side of the road when she is walking home from the palace.

When Cinderella’s carriage turned back into a pumpkin, she heard Jo approaching and ran away, leaving the slipper behind. Jo takes the pumpkin home to eat. And the slipper? She doesn’t know
Masquerade Crew
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, reviewed

When I first read this title I was expecting a continuation of Cinderella and Prince Charming. What I got was so much more. Udogu explores the rite of passage that is growing up in a peculiar but fascinating way. From the moment we get past the Cinderella part of the story, which happens fairly quickly, the characters not only find adventure but themselves as well. Jo is the main character of the story and the unfortunate soul who finds the other slipper. As you all know it is magi
This book picks up after the events of Cinderella; Ever wonder what happened to those glass slippers?

This book sounds like it is a promising story, but I was so annoyed with the bratty main character that I didn't enjoy the book much at all. I found myself just trying to get through it because I was hoping she would get better, but nope. I wish the story had focused on her brother Ron who was a better character.

The ending was a bit weird in it seemed to really shift it's focus and go a differen
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the author, this in no way influenced my opinions of the novel.

I enjoyed this book. The plot was simple yet intriguing and the characters were very realistic. I enjoyed the whimsical style of the magic system and I found the world building interesting, I only wish there was more of it. This did a good job of telling an alternate version of the cinderella story, I liked how it explored parts of the story I had never thought about before and managed to keep the

I dove into The Other Slipper expecting a light, fun read and that was exactly what I got. It certainly wasn't perfect, but it was a lot of fun and I genuinely enjoyed it. It was fun and fast-paced and a fresh look at what it might be like to see Cinderella from the other side.

I actually had some serious problems with Jo. She was far too stubborn for her own good and often bordered in annoying. If she had been real, I would have slapped her
Sep 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Kindle Version (free via author for honest review)

If you ever wondered what would have happened in the Cinderella story had she lost the other slipper somewhere, this is the book for you. It is an interesting twist on an old time fairy tale. Jo is a mere servant in a palace and is from a lower class family, but something happens to Jo that changes her life and her brother Ron's life forever...she finds a glass slipper that seems to have come from nowhere on the way home from the palace one night
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3.5 stars
We have all known the Cinderella story since we were little kids. Either through our parents telling it to us at bedtime or the Disney classic with Bipity-boppity-bo. And because this story has always been in our lives, we don't question much about it. But what happened in the castle before the ball? What happened after the ball? Where is Cinderella's other slipper? What is the prince like? All of a sudden, as I thought about it, I ha
Jillian (PidginPea's Book Nook)
{ I was kindly provided a free Kindle edition of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. Review originally posted on my blog, PidginPea's Book Nook. }

The Other Slipper is a fairy tale retelling based on a creative idea: what happened to Cinderella's other slipper? Jo works at the palace where the prince has just found his beloved, thanks to some magic glass slippers. On Jo's way home one night, she finds some curious items in the middle of the path, including one of the slipper
Aug 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Rating 2.5

This book was a headache waiting to happen. Obviously this book is a retelling of the Cinderella story. But instead of dear Cinderelli telling the story, we meet Jo. Jo is a peasant/worker at the castle who happens to find the other slipper that Cinderella dropped once the clock struck midnight on the day of the ball. Off the bat, I was annoyed with Jo. She was stubborn, spineless, and had no character depth. Her actions and "personality" were all over the place. Even by the end of the
Jan 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I am ashamed to say I actually recieved this a long time ago. My request pile didn't seem to shrink and I stopped reading my e-books for a while. So sorry for the delay, especially as it was a good book and easy to read. In the end I read this in about 5 hours total.
This is the story of Jo, she is awkward and a bit of an outcast. She works doing odd jobs around the palace, only really tolerated because of her mother and brothers. T
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)

I received this book for review from the Author. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for them.


The Other Slipper chronicles the tale of Cinderella's infamous glass slippers. I found this to a very intriguing plot and was immediately hooked. Sadly this book fell short of my expectations.

The Good

The Concept- I really liked the concept of this book. As far as I can remember I have never read a book based solely on Cinderella's slippers, so that was certainly fresh and
Vanya D.
May 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: lovers of fairy tale stories
NOTE: I received this book to review by the author.

At first, I thought that "The Other Slipper" would be a retelling of Cinderella. But it turned out that it was the story behind Cinderella's slippers. Which sort of surprised me a little, though I was glad I wasn't reading something I'd read so many times before.

So, this is the story of Jo, an ordinary girl living in an ordinary world, where nothing out of the ordinary happens. Until the night of the ball, when she finds herself in the middle of
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Kenechi, I thank you very much for surprising me with such a great book!

Stependous retelling of what happens after Cinderella is found to be the wearer of the glass slipper. Except it's not about Cinderella. Oh no. It's about an awkward gawky girl named Jo. Where Jo lives everyone is short, so Jo and her family literally stick out like sore thumbs, which only resorts in making Jo even more awkward and clumsy. Even though she has no friends other then her cousin and brothers and even though she's
Jun 15, 2012 rated it liked it
A very unique take on the Cinderella story that spins off in an unexpected direction. Cinderella, or Ella, is only a background character that disappears almost completely from the plot as the story goes on--and this is just fine. They story is about "the other slipper" after all. What if Cinderella lost, not only the slipper on the steps of the palace, but also the other slipper on the road as she rushed home?

The Other Slipper is in part a behind-the-scenes explanation of the glass slippers and
May 07, 2012 rated it liked it
The Other Slipper is a new take on the Cinderella story from a completely different angle and a drastic twist. It takes a look at the technical aspect of that magical night and the “clean up” required once the magical glass slippers that had helped Ella win the heart of the prince. Jo, an ordinary girl who works at the palace is given the task of returning the magical slippers to their rightful own and so her quest for adventure and discovery begins.

At first I wasn’t sure what to expect from the
Farah Hanani
May 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review on blog: The Other Slipper Review on Tumbling In Books

Well, don’t let the cover deceive you! Self-published books ought to get more attention. More credit! Sometimes, self-published books are better than the company-published(is that what they call it?) books. Intangible by J. Meyers and ReVamped by Ada Adams proved that.

The Other Slipper is more of a Cinderella twist than a Cinderella retelling. Instead, of focusing on Ella(yes, she’s Cinderella), The Other Slipper focused on Jo, one of
Jun 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks
Long story short, this is an alternate story to Cinderella. What if the other glass slipper went missing? What if a not-so-ordinary girl found it? This event changed both lives forever. This book is about Jo, a girl who works at the palace where they’re making a ball where the prince may choose his bride. Sometimes she even dreams about having a life in the court. After the events that take place in the book, she may reconsider her wishes. ..

She has to travel to the kingdom of Ould to return t
Cheryl Landmark
Feb 24, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a fun, light, easy read and a creative twist on the Cinderella fairytale as told from the point of view of a palace servant girl after the famous ball. Jo's and Ron's journey to visit the Lady of Ould held my attention and kept me guessing as to what would happen next.

Speaking of Jo, I started out liking her at the beginning when she was shy, timid and awkward, but, as her journey progressed, she became very stubborn and nasty. I thought she was unnecessarily mean to Locke and couldn't
Tiffany Sill
May 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Originally posted at: Reviews A La Tiffany

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, bu
Ruty  B
Feb 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, fantasy, young-adult
(This may contain some spoilers)

"What happened to the glass slippers after Cinderella found the prince?"
That would be a good question to start this book.
At first I didn't know what to expect from this, but it turned up to be a very good story.
Full of action, magic, and a couple of very interesting characters.
The story starts at the same time that the famous ball it's happening. We can see the other side of the story, the workers of the castle running to get everything ready for such an event. An
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed The Other Slipper by Kenechi Udogu because it took a classic fairy tale and put a spin on it that had me guessing throughout the book. I love that Jo was an onlooker at the ball and that she ended up with one of the glass slippers that I have read about my whole life. The magical elements of the story will appeal to those who like fantasy. I think kids between third and eighth grade will fall into this book if they like fairy tales, wizards, and mystery. The three main characters are a ...more
Hock Tjoa
Apr 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a delightful imagining of the "back story" of Cinderella's slippers. It is, I think, more interesting than the Cinderella story itself, involving people gifted with magic and making choices about how to use them. It is difficult to be more specific without spoiling the reader's enjoyment of the story. I will say, however, that the writing can be improved, perhaps by liberating it from the point of view of young adults who are not in full control of their senses and emotions. But it is a ...more
This is a very interesting take on Cinderella that only partially involves Miss Ella at all. The main character is a servant girl in the palace, the slippers are really a magical item from another land, and nothing happens quite how it's planned. This is a very good book if you like fairy tales retold, and minor plot twists that change your mind about characters.

Pros: No romance, retelling of an old favorite, change of perspective, and narration following the character's thought pattern

Cons: Not
Dec 09, 2012 rated it liked it
This book was an interesting twist on the Cinderella story. I love this genre. However. The book just didn't grab and captivate me. It's not bad, and I did enjoy it. It just wasn't great.
Jun 27, 2012 rated it liked it
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Kenechi lives in London and enjoys writing fantasy/paranormal 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.