Review: Cinderalla: From Fabletown with Love

Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love by Chris Roberson (2010)
Summary: When supernatural artifacts from the Homelands begin surfacing in the modern world, it falls to Cinderella, Fabletown’s best kept (and best dressed) secret agent to stop the illegal trafficking. But can Cindy foil the dark plot before Fabletown and its hidden, exiled inhabitants are exposed once and for all? And how does her long lost Fairy Godmother factor into the equation?  Whether she’s soaring through clouds, deep-sea diving, or cracking jaws, Cindy travels from Manhattan to Dubai and hooks up with a handsome, familiar accomplice who may be harboring secret motives of his own. Meanwhile, trouble brews back home in Fabletown when Cindy’s overworked, under-appreciated assistant decides to seize control of The Glass Slipper, Cindy’s exclusive shoe boutique.

I picked this book up just because it looked really unique.  Books that put a unique twist on an old story always seem to pique my interest so I decided to read this.  I had no idea there was another graphic novel series called Fables which is pretty similar.  I’m still not entirely sure if this is a spin-off series or what.  But I’ve since got the first volume of Fables from the library and I plan to read the series.
Fables Volume 1: Legends in ExileSo if you’re a fan of the Fables series or just like graphic novels and/or Cinderella, then this would be the perfect book.  It’s a graphic novel so it’s not long and can easily be read in one sitting.  There really wasn’t a lot of depth to the plot and I was left wanting to know more about the world of Fabletown.  I hope this is covered in the Fables series once I start reading that.  But this was a perfect fun, light read.

Have you read Fables?  What is your take on the re-telling of fairy tales?

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3 Responses to Review: Cinderalla: From Fabletown with Love

  1. FABR Steph says:

    This sounds interesting. I have never read a graphic novel, so I can’t say whether they are something that I would like or not. I have always thought that they just wouldn’t be my thing, but the more I hear about them, the more I see that there is more to them than I thought. Thank you for your review.

    • Book Nympho says:

      Yeah, that’s exactly how I felt before I tried a graphic novel. But then I realized there was so much more to them. I think you just have to find a story that interests you. And it can take some time to adjust to reading them because they aren’t linear or written in prose. But I’m glad I tried them because I’ve found a ton of great stories!

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