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By: J.A. Kazimer
Published by: Kensington Publishing
Format of Review Copy: Paperback
Recommendable for people who enjoy: Fairytale retellings, comedy
Synopsis (from Amazon):
Definitely not for baby’s bedtime reading, this hilarious and irreverent take on classic fairytales–think Shrek for grownups–combines humor, mystery, and characters only a fairy godmother could love…
When Cinderella is run over by a New Never City bus, her not-so-ugly stepsister, Asia, suspects murder. So she hires RJ, a private eye, to investigate. Little does she know RJ is actually a villain on mental health leave from the Villain’s Union. Cursed with an inability to say no to damsels in distress, RJ travels to the Kingdom of Maldetto, meets the rest of Cinderella’s family–including her fiancé, the flamboyant Prince Charming, Cinderella’s crazy stepmother, and a seriously twisted version of Hansel and Gretel–and dodges bullets, explosions, fires, and his own ex-wife to slip his own version of glass handcuffs on the wrists that fit. All while falling for Asia, who has a curse of her own to deal with…
In this story, the main character RJ has been put on leave by the evil Villain Union and cursed to “do good”. Which as you can guess, for a villain, is torture. When Asia, Cinderella’s stepsister, shows up and mistakes RJ for the famous inspector Sherlock; his curse renders him unable to deny her request for help. She is there seeking the famous inspector to help her find Cinderella’s murderer. All hilariousness ensues.
I loved the plot, there was a hella lotta comedy and just enough mystery to keep you guessing. I loved the characters, ALL OF THEM. I loved the story arc. So entertaining, build build build and payoff at just the right time.
I loved this. As in read it in a day, LOVED. It was in the like the “raw” humor that Shrek or MegaMind was, only for grown ups. You know… Snarky and a little naughty. LOL! This book is a mystery, a comedy, and a fairytale all rolled into one and I LOVED IT. I definitely say pick it up, especially if you are looking for some light reading and a lot of laughing. Hilarious.
| Mom Notes:|
*Not for kids. Contains cussing, etc.
*Froggy Style will be out March 2013*
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