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Monday, February 23, 2015

Book Review: Cursed Beauty by Dorian Tsukioka

Cursed Beauty (A Fairy Retelling #1) by Dorian Tsukioka
Genre: Young Adult (Fractured Fairy Tale)
Date Published: November 15, 2014
Publisher: Self

A pair of glass slippers that can change her life? When something is too good to be true, it usually is... 

Adelaide has lived her entire life cursed with a birthmark that makes people shy away. When an invitation to the Elder Prince’s ball falls in her lap, she knows attending would only cause people to shun her more. 

A fairy godmother feels her pain and offers her a pair of glass slippers that not only transform her ragged dress to an elegant gown, but also removes the mark that covers her face. However, Adelaide soon learns that the beautiful slippers can steal away more than just her birthmark, leaving her cursed in a far worse way. 

This retelling of the classic Cinderella story will resound with readers of young adult fiction who love paranormal fantasy, fairy tales, and a splash of romance. 

Cursed Beauty is the first book in the A Fairy Retelling series by Dorian Tsukioka. This story put a whole new spin on the Cinderella story we all know and love. For such a short story, we are given a whole lot of information on Adelaide and the Prince's history. Yes, they have a history of sorts way before the ball ever happens. With a birthmark covering her face, Adelaide isn't your typical Cinderella, and as you read, you'll find there's more to some of the other characters too. I enjoyed this book a great deal, and I'm looking forward to more in this new series!

Cursed Beauty by Dorian Tsukioka was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

Dorian Tsukioka was born in Iowa, but lived most of her childhood in the heart of America, in Kansas City, Missouri. After college, she lived in Japan, in Nagasaki Prefecture. There, she met her her husband and got her crazy last name.

She and her husband lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, Durango, Colorado, and Colorado Springs, Colorado until her first born child came along. Then, the lure of free babysitting brought her family back to Kansas City, where you can go to the opera, see a major-league ball game, and go cow tipping all in one night. Dorian does not suggest anyone go cow tipping.

Dorian is a full-time elementary school teacher and late-night writer. She loves writing young adult fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction stories. She thinks they rock.

To learn more about Dorian Tsukioka and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsPinterest, and Twitter.

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