Cinderella: Ninja Warrior

Cinderella: Ninja Warrior

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by Maureen McGowan
     
 

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In this fast-paced story full of adventure and romance, Cinderella is more than just a servant girl waiting for her prince—she's a tough, fearless girl who is capable of taking charge of a dangerous situation. Seeking to escape the clutches of her evil stepmother, Cinderella perfects her ninja skills and magic talents in secret, waiting for the day when she can…  See more details below

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In this fast-paced story full of adventure and romance, Cinderella is more than just a servant girl waiting for her prince—she's a tough, fearless girl who is capable of taking charge of a dangerous situation. Seeking to escape the clutches of her evil stepmother, Cinderella perfects her ninja skills and magic talents in secret, waiting for the day when she can break free and live happily ever after. In a special twist, readers have the opportunity to make key decisions for Cinderella and decide where she goes next—but no matter the choice; the result is a story unlike any fairy tale you've ever read!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607104858
Publisher:
Silver Dolphin Books
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Twisted Fairy Tales
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
199,167
File size:
882 KB
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Maureen McGowan has long been making up stories. She has twice been a finalist in the prestigious Golden Heart Competition, and in 2008 was a finalist in the Amazon Breakout Novel Awards. Before becoming an author, Maureen held various jobs, including auditor, software development manager, and hedge fund CFO. Born and raised in various Canadian cities, Maureen lived and worked in Northern California and Philadelphia for a number of years. She now lives and writes in Toronto, Canada.

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Cinderella 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! There are 8 different ways to read it so itbis wonderful!
epicrat More than 1 year ago
Somehow I missed the memo that this is a choose-your-own-adventure book, so I'll warn you now, dear Readers, that you are in charge of Cinderella's fate! She can be as bold and daring as you like her to be, or she can play fiddle to her wicked stepmother who keeps her on a tight, enchanted leash. Whilte there were no crazy ninja sequences (which, I admit, was why I wanted to read this book), I still enjoyed the characters and wished there had been more time to explore their personalities!
EvieSeo More than 1 year ago
Cinderella Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan is the first book in the Twisted Tales series brought to us by Silver Dolphin. This fast-paced and action packed story is so much more than the classic fairy tale we all know! Loaded with magic, kick-ass ninja actions, adventures and romance, this fairytale is nothing like you've ever read before. First and foremost, this is not a book that you'll read once and then put on your bookshelf to collect dust. You can read this book over and over again, as this is a choose-your-own-adventure novel. There are 3 key points during the story when you get to choose what Cinderella will do next. Each time you reach these points you get two choices, and once you decide which path you'd like Cinderella to follow, you're directed to the next section in the book. You know what this means? In one book you get 8 different stories, 8 unique ways the plot develops. And even though the ending stays the same, you still get the fun of deciding how the story evolves. I haven't had the time to re-read the book yet and try out the alternative scenarios, but I will most definitely do that, as I'm very curious of the differences! I never actually had a chance to read a choose-your-own-destiny novel before. This was my first one ever, but certainly not the last one. I know for sure that I'm in for the whole series. There's just something absolutely intriguing about the re-told fairy tales. After all, these were the stories I grew up with. As a kid I read all the fairytale books I could find and watched all the Disney movies. They were fueling my imagination and brightening even the cloudiest days. I loved them! And now Maureen McGowan makes these stories even more enjoyable to read. How could I possibly pass this up? Our heroine has just turned eighteen. Her mother, one of the most powerful wizards in the kingdom, had died at her birth. Her father died few years later, only days after he remarried. Just like in the original story, Cinderella is now forced to live with her stepmother and her two stepsisters, who treat her more like a servant than a family member. Unlike in the original tale, though, our made-over Cinderella is not a weak-willed heroine. She still has to follow her stepmother's orders, do all the house chores and endure cruelty and abuse, but it's no longer attributed to her weak character. She's imprisoned in the house. Her stepmother, an evil wizard, has used black magic to keep Cinderella confined to the cellar, except to do chores during the day and to tend the garden at night. Why is the wicked stepmother determined to make Cinderella's life a living hell? Because she's after a magic wand that belonged to Cinderella's real mother. Convinced that Cinderella knows the location of the wand, she'll do anything to extract the knowledge from her. Cinderella, although still pure in heart and romantic, is not shy and blindly obedient anymore. She's fully capable of making her own decisions, she doesn't sit around dreaming about the prince charming to come and rescue her. She's strong, brave and tough, and she's determined to find her way to freedom. Through ninja training, she improves her concentration, balance and strength. She also trains to improve the magical abilities inherited from her wizard mother. She's a true kick-ass character and that makes following her adventures more fun than ever. For Full review go to evie-bookish @ blogspot
Lovez2Read More than 1 year ago
In this fast-paced story full of adventure and romance, Cinderella is more than just a servant girl waiting for her prince-she's a tough, fearless girl who is capable of taking charge of a dangerous situation. Seeking to escape the clutches of her evil stepmother, Cinderella perfects her ninja skills and magic talents in secret, waiting for the day when she can break free and live happily ever after. In a special twist, readers have the opportunity to make key decisions for Cinderella and decide where she goes next-but no matter the choice; the result is a story unlike any fairy tale you've ever read! I am greatly impressed with this story. I love that finally, Cinderella is not just a - too peppy little girl prancing around in rags, happily at the beck and call of her stepmother and stepsisters. Finally, Cinderella is more down to earth; and her feelings, and fears are very realistic. I love the little twists and turns the story takes. The choices the reader gets to make in the story is reminiscent of my favorite "choose your own adventure" books I read as a pre-teen. The author takes Cinderella on and adventure, but the reader gets to choose the way she gets from rags to riches! Definitely a must read for ages 8 and up (including adult!)
Anonymous 3 months ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its good and classic but gives WAYtoo much out at the beginning and would be more interesting ig she didnt know till later in the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Its a choose your own fate book. Cinderellaa is a ninja warrior so that is awesome! Get the book, so worth the money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great with her ninja skills and magical powers cinderella is on the role
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cindy got sass + swag!!!....678910;) #LUV IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfectly asome,and cool adventure's
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*puts on her ninja uniform. Then she bows to another cat. The other cat teaches her to be a ninja.*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cindarella slissing awsome and my fav book it is exsiting and raw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im totally in luv with the old fasioned Cinderella.But I also LOVE Ninjas.Sooo this is the perfect book for me :3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend is still open-eyed after reading this book. She looks like this: (@-@).
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the book looks good too. But does anyone here know how to spell? No offense. Just saying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The cover looks interesting. Mybe it IS good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG I can not belive this booooookkkkkkkk.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMAZING!!!!!! CINDERELLA AND NINJA????? THIS SHOULD BE INTERESTING!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just look at the title. You just know that its going to be an awesome book.
loveforthemoon More than 1 year ago
I loved this different tale of Cinderella. Maureen McGowan knows how to spin a fairy tale for the modern age. While it's not very long there are different options that make it longer. I just wish that there were multiple endings, and even more options. That would definitely make it even better!