Cinderella: Fables Are Forever by Chris Roberson (2011)
Goodreads Summary: She poses as a haughty socialite in glass stilettos by day–and okay, sometimes by night. But Cinderella is actually Fabletown’s master spy. Tasked with doing jobs too dirty and deadly for the average Fable, Cindy’s faced down dangers from a dozen worlds and lives to tell tales (over cocktails in a hot tub, if you’re lucky).
But every secret agent has one annoyingly ruthless archnemesis, and Cindy is no exception. Back in the Big ’80s, Cindy encountered her dark mirror, a rogue American Fable, who was in league with the mysterious Shadow Fabletown. Cindy thought she’d destroyed her rival years ago. But when a powerful magician turns up dead and another seeks her help, Cindy’s hunt for her old enemy begins anew.
From the frigid back alleys of Russia to the steaming desert, Cindy will follow the clues down the blood-flecked yellow brick road and risk everything she’s got–including her secret identity–to solve the crime and finally get revenge on Silver Slipper.
This is the second book in the Cinderalla series which is a spin-off of the Fables series. I previously read Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love and really enjoyed it. This book is even better!
In this book Cinderella must face off against a rogue Fable called Silver Slipper who she has encountered numerous times but can’t seem to defeat. Silver Slipper is quite vicious and Cinderella makes the distinction that she herself is a patriot and takes action to protect others while Silver Slipper seems to enjoy killing and does it for the money.
They face off several times over the years and there are flashbacks to each time. Each time they met they fought and the scenes were quite intense. Silver Slipper was a great adversary and there was a realistic element because Cinderella wasn’t able to defeat her instantly.
This book was just a joyride to read and I really love the world of the Fables. The story is fast paced and feels like you’re watching an action movie. There are tons of exotic locales and Cinderella is constantly having crazy adventures. I definitely recommend this book for fans of Fables or anyone who enjoys graphic novels or just fun stories. Even if you haven’t read the first book, you can still enjoy this one.
My Rating: ★★★★☆